0-100 kph on banana peels??  Subaru markets the ’18 WRX with ‘atypical’ acceleration videos

0-100 kph on banana peels?? Subaru markets the ’18 WRX with ‘atypical’ acceleration videos

The clever marketing mavens at Subaru have with 6 fun videos, showing the 2018 Subaru WRX’s superb all-wheel-drive capabilities in a unique fashion. The 6 short videos show the sporty WRX doing 1-100 kph acceleration runs on ‘atypical’ surfaces:  Banana peels; runway foam; ‘road from hell’; wet asphalt; powder; and […]

Boston – this vibrant city is a foody’s delight

Boston – this vibrant city is a foody’s delight

We visited Boston for 9 days for a big family event, and as usual, Boston never disappoints. Packed with Ivy League and countless other universities, the Boston area is a hot bed of higher academia and for hi tech enterprises. And the restaurants are superb.  We dined with Boston relatives […]

Amber lens covers for Clearwater Darla LED auxiliary lights

Amber lens covers for Clearwater Darla LED auxiliary lights

I’m a big fan of increased conspicuity for motorcyclists.  The more visible I am (and think I am), the safer I feel while riding on the road. It’s no accident that hi-viz colours like bright yellow and lime green have become more popular in recent years by many motorcycle riders. […]

Massimino’s Cucina Italiano, Boston, MA

Massimino’s Cucina Italiano, Boston, MA

We attended a recent family function in Boston, and the first thing Ingrid said when we got there was, “I want to eat at Massimino’s.” We had dined at this family run Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End when we were last in Boston 5 years ago, and had one […]


Cars

0-100 kph on banana peels??  Subaru markets the ’18 WRX with ‘atypical’ acceleration videos

0-100 kph on banana peels?? Subaru markets the ’18 WRX with ‘atypical’ acceleration videos

The clever marketing mavens at Subaru have with 6 fun videos, showing the 2018 Subaru WRX’s superb all-wheel-drive capabilities in a unique fashion. The 6 short videos show the sporty WRX doing 1-100 kph acceleration runs on ‘atypical’ surfaces:  Banana peels; runway foam; ‘road from hell’; wet asphalt; powder; and […]

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Motorcycles

Amber lens covers for Clearwater Darla LED auxiliary lights

Amber lens covers for Clearwater Darla LED auxiliary lights

I’m a big fan of increased conspicuity for motorcyclists.  The more visible I am (and think I am), the safer I feel while riding on the road. It’s no accident that hi-viz colours like bright yellow and lime green have become more popular in recent years by many motorcycle riders. […]

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Massimino’s Cucina Italiano, Boston, MA

Massimino’s Cucina Italiano, Boston, MA

We attended a recent family function in Boston, and the first thing Ingrid said when we got there was, “I want to eat at Massimino’s.” We had dined at this family run Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End when we were last in Boston 5 years ago, and had one […]

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Travel

Boston – this vibrant city is a foody’s delight

Boston – this vibrant city is a foody’s delight

We visited Boston for 9 days for a big family event, and as usual, Boston never disappoints. Packed with Ivy League and countless other universities, the Boston area is a hot bed of higher academia and for hi tech enterprises. And the restaurants are superb.  We dined with Boston relatives […]

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Boston Police Department Harley-Davidson

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Finally! Riding again after a 6 week-long forced hiatus!

Finally!  Riding again after a 6 week-long forced hiatus!

Emergency surgery on my person resulted in a frustrating 6 week “No Ride!” ban from my surgeon, and today was first day that onerous ban had expired. Six weeks in July-August – the height of motorcycling season, was a tortuous sentence, but all for the better, I suppose.  Today, I […]

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Chartier Restaurant, Beaumont, Alberta – French Canadian cuisine

Chartier Restaurant, Beaumont, Alberta – French Canadian cuisine

Chartier is an award winning restaurant featuring French Canadian cuisine.  It opened (last year?) and quickly garnered rave reviews from the professional restaurant reviewers in the Edmonton media. We had promised ourselves to make our way the twenty minutes south to visit this fine dining establishment, and finally managed to […]

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Dunlop $40 dollar rebate arrives

Dunlop $40 dollar rebate arrives

My Dunlop motorcycle tire rebate finally arrived.  The $40 dollar Cdn rebate was for the purchase of a pair of Dunlop Roadsmart 3 tires (one front, one rear) for our 2014 BMW R1200RT. I filed the rebate claim online on June 7, 2017 and received email confirmation that day from […]

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Farewell – our 2015 Subaru WRX moves on out

Farewell – our 2015 Subaru WRX moves on out

After three years, we’ve traded our 2015 Subaru WRX with CVT automatic transmission for a new, 2018 compact sport sedan. The WRX has served us well.  We’ve loved it’s turbocharged 2.0-litre 268 horsepower flat-four engine, superlative ‘Symmetrical’ all-wheel-drive, outstanding fuel economy, and sportscar level handling. After 3 years of ownership […]

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2017 Sport-touring tire test

2017 Sport-touring tire test

If you’re a rider who puts in a lot of miles each year, tires are among the most expensive ‘consumables’ you’ll be purchasing. Just how does one choose new tires? It depends on your criteria:  Price?  Long wear?  Maximum dry pavement traction?  Best wet weather performance?  Comfort?  Feel? Most of […]

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Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

A beautiful, sunny, warm day in Alberta today. A wonderful day for a motorcycle ride and to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Happy Canada Day!

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Falling in love, hard. Then walking away

Falling in love, hard.  Then walking away

I’m fickle.  I admit it. This marks the 4th riding season I’ve owned my 2014 R1200RT. My very good riding friends, Denis and Louise, recently asked: “Hey, Tim, what new bike are you thinking about buying?” “Uh, nothing right now”, I replied.  “The RT is 98-percent perfect for me”, explaining that my […]

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Guess the supercar!

Guess the supercar!

Name the supercar! We were recently invited to a private viewing of this rare and exotic supercar. Hint 1:  This rare supercar is still in production under the same name in 2017 Hint 2:  The engine is a supercharged V8, mounted rear mid-ship Hint 3:  This road version was inspired […]

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