Hi you all from Victoria BC.. I am asking for some advice about one riding topic that might get some people wondering why would I even think of doing something like this.. I am planning to do a Coast to Coast trip in Canada, but in the heart of winter. I have already contacted a couple motorcycle magazines and they told me that have not heard of someone ever doing this.. Departure time would be after the holidays.. I lived here most of my life and know the weather and the roads.. I have crossed this country over 100 times while I was trucking long distance and also done it many times on motorcycles. The questions I have are about things like! Would a bike start in the morning at -30?:huh Would I need to make some kind of block heater? (Bike will be a F650 GS Dakar) What tires would be recommended. What do you think would be the apparel requirements? I have travelled on motorcycles in the snow before but nothing like this 7000 Kms. Planning will be required obviously and I am sure a year of planning would do it! Any ideas? And also if anyone is interested please let me know..