Having owned both I'd say they are a fair bit different, both have pros/cons. From a scenic perspective they are somewhat close but you still get the caged in feeling with the car.
This is interesting. I felt that would be the case initially, but after more contemplation, it seems to me that the motorcycle gear such as helmet, etc would in some ways isolate the rider from the outside, similar to an astronaut's suit. That may not be the case with a bicycle or a car.Having owned both I'd say they are a fair bit different, both have pros/cons. From a scenic perspective they are somewhat close but you still get the caged in feeling with the car.
That's a good way to put it.Riding a motorcycle on back roads is like dancing. Driving a car on the same roads is like playing a video game.
I've also found I prefer off road riding for many reasons.How's the offroad/ enduro riding scene on the island? I took and motorbike course a few years back and went to get my license, but once I started riding single track trails in the mountains I gave up the idea of road riding. I'm not sure about the island in particular but BC has some of the best single track/ enduro riding in the world. Might be worth a look.
There are a number of disciplines related to off-road riding ... motocross, enduro, adventure, even a few between those. Some of them have a higher physical demand on your body but the pace and difficultly are up to you so you can scale it up or down. Note that I didn't start racing off road (hare scrambles) until I was over 50 years old so don't let age stop you. The level of adventure is up to you.Looks like there are more than a few off road motorbike enthusiasts on CMF. Sounds enticing, but not sure I'm up to that level of adventure.
That sounds like a cool trip, I may join the dual sport community one day.I traveled 50/50 off road across Canada few summers ago up to Prudhoe Bay and then last summer down the continental divide and back to the Atlantic. To cover this much distance it's more gravel and double track but did some more technical stuff like on the continental divide trail. My next bike will be smaller/lighter - not too small because I still want to carry gear and cover long distances in between trails.
BC, Alaska, Montana, and Colorado were the highlights. I've heard really good things about dual sport riding on the island.
That was still quite a big bike. In student days, some guys had 650s but those like me, who just needed cheap trasnportation, would maybe have a Tiger Cub. 200cc, I think.I still have the bike I first bought in my early twenties, a 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 in original condition.