Britt Santowski

Throttle Therapy hits the road

Given that this is Britt Santowski's last Throttle Therapy for Black Press, she thought she’d leave you with her top 10 list for riders.

This image illustrates how choosing the wrong lane position invites other vehicles to share your lane.

THROTTLE THERAPY: Lane position, not a rule but an active strategy

Actively choosing your lane position is an important conscious thought for any motorcyclist.

This image illustrates how choosing the wrong lane position invites other vehicles to share your lane.

Editorial: Culture of Entitlement has to stop

Entitlement seems to be the norm among many politicians

“The gold will speak for itself.” The quote is typically attributed to Leech

Shifting the lens on Sooke’s gold rush: Part I

Part 1: New research shows 'real' discoverer of gold

“The gold will speak for itself.” The quote is typically attributed to Leech
Allan Kobayashi at a Tough Mudder run.

Wounded Warrier Run to raise awareness of PTSD

A relay team of five endurance runners will cover the entire length of Vancouver Island, starting from Port Hardy on February 16.

Allan Kobayashi at a Tough Mudder run.
This is a recovery scene from a non-fatal accident that occured on Sunday

Column: The ache of motorcycle fatalities

This week's Throttle Therapy column parks the didactic view and looks through a lens of compassion.

This is a recovery scene from a non-fatal accident that occured on Sunday
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Motorcycling: 12 tips for cold weather riding on the West Coast

Britt Santowski gives riders some helpful information for year-round riding, as summer creeps to an end and Canadians highways stay tasty.

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Imagine the facial rearrangement had this helmet not existed.

“I like my face as it is,” says bike rider wearing full-faced helmet

Throttle Therapy examines end-of-life issues as it relates to the sanity of wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Imagine the facial rearrangement had this helmet not existed.

Doing the group thing

Throttle Therapy: There’s magic in motorcycling when riding in groups

Retirees Gail and Rene Patenaude stand in front of their house at the Beecher Bay camp ground. Rene has lived there for 30 years. He first moved in with a trailer and

Cheanuh Campground at Beecher Bay scheduled to close, residents to vacate in less than one month

The Cheanuh campground will close on August 11 to allow for development that will help the Beecher Bay Band improve their quality of life.

Retirees Gail and Rene Patenaude stand in front of their house at the Beecher Bay camp ground. Rene has lived there for 30 years. He first moved in with a trailer and
Debra Roberts with her grandson Darren

Throttle Therapy: Motorcycling, a family affair

Should young children ride as passengers on motorcycles? Our columnist ponders the question.

Debra Roberts with her grandson Darren
Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25

Throttle Therapy looks at roundabouts: It’s enough to make you dizzy.

Navigating roundabouts sounds easy in theory but get more complicated in practice. Throttle therapy takes a spin from a biker's perspective.

Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25
Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25

ATGATT and other cool motorcycling acronyms

Motorcycling columnist from Sooke News Mirror shares her knowledge of motorcycle "lingo."

Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25
Former motorcycle safety instructor Ole and his wife Cathie Jorgensen took advantage of the great weather to come out to where the intersections are fewer and the roads are twisting.

Throttle Therapy: The fine art of motorcycling and practicing safe intersections

This week’s column looks at the basics of traffic-light controlled intersection etiquette.

Former motorcycle safety instructor Ole and his wife Cathie Jorgensen took advantage of the great weather to come out to where the intersections are fewer and the roads are twisting.
Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25

The merits of loud pipes on bikes: there are none

Those arguing the safety merits of loud, after-market pipes on motorcycles are neglecting their own longterm health.

Britt Santowski has been riding since she was 25