I remember the day my father brought home our family’s first ATV. It was a Suzuki 350 c.c. and I was terrified of it. It had a manual transmission and I spent several frustrating hours trying to learn how to shift the gears smoothly. After I figured it out, however, I was hooked on ATVing.
A couple of years later, my father bought two personal watercraft and it didn’t take me long to develop an interest in them as well. Since then, I’ve explored trails and lakes throughout the East and West Kootenay regions of B.C. and in the province of Alberta. I have also ridden a personal watercraft in the states of Montana, Arizona and Utah. My passion for motorsports is something I am pleased to share with my husband, who is also an experienced dirt biker and motorcyclist.
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Articles by Kirsten Armleder:
Follow Sara and Daniel Pedersen of Port Moody, B.C., as they traverse the globe by motorcycle.by Kirsten Armleder
Kevin Chow quit his job, sold his house and is following his dream of motorcycling around the world.by Kirsten Armleder
Starting with the most popular, here is a quick guide to the different brands of snow bike conversion kits that are available for winter 2017-2018.by Kirsten Armleder
Polaris introduces a revolutionary new suspension system that tunes each shock on the fly.by Kirsten Armleder
Visit Waskesiu Lake and you’ll be won over by its crystal clear water and serene setting.by Kirsten Armleder
Glenn Lyth, a motorcyclist from Calgary, Alberta, was the inspiration behind One Broken Biker, a charitable organization that helps riders like him triumph over tragedy.by Kirsten Armleder
The 2017 UTV Takeover in Coos Bay, Oregon, went down in a big way—with Al McBeth of Abbotsford, B.C., (unofficially) breaking another world record.by Kirsten Armleder