Who Am I

My name is James Cormier, and I’m a motorcyclist.

167081_106932386048411_761808_nI’ve been riding motorcycles since 1983 over the course of those years I have owned 32 motorcycles and logged some 700,000 miles on them. Mostly here in New England and the whole east coast.  I’ve had everything from small Honda scramblers, Ducati sport bikes, and just about everything in between. I’ve toured on two stroke sport bikes, and big heavy touring bikes. I’ve also traveled on every numbered highway in New England and continue to ride here today. My love of everything two wheels and this great area we live in has been the driving force behind New England Sport Touring.


Why I Ride?

I ride for many reasons; the most important is because I don’t have to have a reason to ride! Just the act of being on the bike, wind flowing thru my helmet and the road moving underneath me is all I need. It’s fun, and for me that is all you need to say. Yes it’s also practical; it uses less fuel than cars, easier on traffic congestion and better for our environment. There are people that ride motorcycles for practical reasons, however most that will be on a forum like this will not fall into that category. This is a passion sport or activity.


What is Sport Touring?

So this website is called New England Sport Touring, you’ve figured out the New England part, but what is a sport Touring bike? The easy answer is a motorcycle built with the engine of a sport bike and the wind protection and comfort of a touring bike. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? If you do a quick Google search you will see bikes like Yamaha FJR, Kawasaki Concours or BMW K1200 and so on. While all those bikes do qualify as a sport touring bike I would suggest that it goes a lot deeper than that.

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It’s more of a type of riding than the bike itself. Do you have to ride fast? Do you have to ride far? Or both at the same time? No and yes, its all what you make of it and how you want to ride.


What is this site all about?

Well there are a few reasons why I decided to come up with the NEST site. A few of them are for people to read my “trip reports” of rides I have done in the past. Since I started using digital cameras in October of 2004 I’ve been taking many photos while riding. And it just came natural to write down my experiences, posting them online for others to read and enjoy has been so much fun.

I hope you enjoy the stories I have on here and please leave a comment letting me know what you think.


One Comment

  • Dick Tatlock

    Jim :
    Kurt showed me a pic of your recent Honda Trail 125. I have one got last Summer. Great fun. I ride with Kurt now and then as we share intersts in the same sort of bikes. My road bike is a 2004 VStrom…dogbone lowered.

    Want to explore more around Barre Falls Dam.

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