The problem with buying a secondhand bike, is that as you start to learn about the bike, and ride it, and get to know the bike for what it is, you start to discover some of the things that were done by the previous owner. One of the things I discovered was that the highway pegs had been installed upside down. Sometimes, a person just has to scratch their head.
I’m starting to get to know the bike and today was a perfect day to take it out for a long ride. A trip to the bike games in Nanaimo and a sunny day with a long ride was exactly what was needed. I saw lots of friends, that I hadn’t seen before. I also met up with people I hadn’t seen for a long time. It was a good day with good weather and a good ride.
For those of you who do not know, I live in the Province of British Columbia in Canada. Sometimes my travels take me outside of my home province and with that, I understand that my medical coverage might be lacking. Quite recently I have discovered how lacking that is. From what I understand, BC medical coverage (and one other province) has the lowest rates for provincial coverage in Canada. This means, if I travel to Alberta and get sick, my provincial coverage is not enough and I will incur extra costs regarding this.
Where can you get extra coverage? Some people get coverage through their local Automobile Association. Some people have coverage through work. I opted to contact one of my local travel agents because in my reasoning, hey! you people do this all the time so you should know what you are talking about. Low and behold, they did!
I was surprised at how affordable it was as well. For the cost of $41 I am covered for my entire foray outside my province and have piece of mind as well. I know. I know. A small thing – but still one less thing I have to worry about.