2003 Porsche 911 Turbo – Legendary ‘Turbo’ is still a world-class sports car

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo – Legendary ‘Turbo’ is still a world-class sports car

Miscellaneous ramblings on driving a 15-year old Porsche 911 Turbo For eons, Porsche’s legendary 911 Turbo coupe has been King of the Hill of the German marque’s sports car lineup. Just like today, the 911 Turbo Coupe was – and continues to be – an aspirational car – one that […]

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

East Indian cuisine is a mystery to me.  Unknown spices and curries are foreign not only to my taste buds, to their names are unfamiliar to my ear.  Yet, I’m drawn to the newness and flavourful suprises of the dishes whenever I get to experience them. Our friends Harold and […]

Tokiwa Ramen – quirky Japanese eatery serves up delicious (but limited) dishes

Tokiwa Ramen – quirky Japanese eatery serves up delicious (but limited) dishes

The last time I got my hair cut, Fatima, a fellow ‘foody’ and I were talking about new restaurants we’d tried recently. I mentioned we had just been to Tokiwa Ramen, a new Japanese ramen Japanese noodle soup house in Edmonton’s new, fashionable Brewery District.   Our lunch companions had discovered […]

Northern Chicken, Edmonton, AB – a new favourite

Northern Chicken, Edmonton, AB – a new favourite

It’s taken us a long time to try Northern Chicken, frustrating, since it was named one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton by a local magazine not too long ago. Fried chicken has never been top-of-mind when it’s time to adventure into the world of a new dining experience.  […]

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

I’m a little obsessive-compulsive about how my bikes look.  I want them in as near perfect condition, with the proviso that I ride my bikes, and they are definitely not in the Garage Queen class of revered objects of art. My 2014 BMW R1200RT was beginning to show some aging.  Even though […]


Cars

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo – Legendary ‘Turbo’ is still a world-class sports car

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo – Legendary ‘Turbo’ is still a world-class sports car

Miscellaneous ramblings on driving a 15-year old Porsche 911 Turbo For eons, Porsche’s legendary 911 Turbo coupe has been King of the Hill of the German marque’s sports car lineup. Just like today, the 911 Turbo Coupe was – and continues to be – an aspirational car – one that […]

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Motorcycles

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

I’m a little obsessive-compulsive about how my bikes look.  I want them in as near perfect condition, with the proviso that I ride my bikes, and they are definitely not in the Garage Queen class of revered objects of art. My 2014 BMW R1200RT was beginning to show some aging.  Even though […]

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Eat

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

East Indian cuisine is a mystery to me.  Unknown spices and curries are foreign not only to my taste buds, to their names are unfamiliar to my ear.  Yet, I’m drawn to the newness and flavourful suprises of the dishes whenever I get to experience them. Our friends Harold and […]

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Travel

Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery, Lacombe, AB

Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery, Lacombe, AB

One of my favourite drives is to drive secondary Alberta Highway 2A south, from Edmonton, through Wetaskiwin, Ponoka and through the pretty little town of Lacombe in Central Alberta. Over the past ten or fifteen years, Lacombe has been listed as one of the most desirable small towns in which […]

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2019 Audi preview gala

2019 Audi preview gala

Edmonton’s Southgate Audi hosted a gala preview last night of selected 2019 models.  The much anticipated, all-new for 2019 flagship SUV Audi Q8 took centre stage, with the German company’s ‘big’ 2019 luxury sedans – top of the range A8L (long wheelbase), sporty 5-door A7 and mid-size A6 sharing the […]

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Ferrari of Alberta hosts demo day for a lucky few

Ferrari of Alberta hosts demo day for a lucky few

It’s 2-degrees Celsius and there are snowflakes in the air.  It’s really cold. But a lucky few invited guests have congregated at a private facility to test drive two new Ferraris – a mid-engine 488 and front engine Portofino. Carlo Galasso, dealer principal of Ferrari of Alberta, is our gracious […]

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Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery, Lacombe, AB

Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery, Lacombe, AB

One of my favourite drives is to drive secondary Alberta Highway 2A south, from Edmonton, through Wetaskiwin, Ponoka and through the pretty little town of Lacombe in Central Alberta. Over the past ten or fifteen years, Lacombe has been listed as one of the most desirable small towns in which […]

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Old warhorse gets put to pasture – joins permanent collection of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Old warhorse gets put to pasture – joins permanent collection of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum

On Friday, June 29, 2018, our family’s 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D was loaded into a trailer, to join the permanent automobile collection of the renown Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. George Yip, my Dad, bought the car new at Lone Star Mercedes-Benz in Calgary in 1983, and the Mercedes has been […]

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Leather treatment for our Rich’s saddle

Leather treatment for our Rich’s saddle

I admit I’m slightly obsessive-compulsive about treating my leather motorcycle gear. Usually, at the beginning and end of each riding season, I give my custom, leather covered Rich’s saddle and Aerostich Combat Touring Lite riding boots a serious treatment using Obenauf’s Leather Oil. I’ve used a countless array of waterproofing […]

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Central Alberta ride – 420 km meandering through Central Alberta

Central Alberta ride – 420 km meandering through Central Alberta

One of my favourite day rides from Edmonton is a lovely 420 km ‘loop’ starting in Edmonton, then heading south on Highway 2A to Wetaskiwin (home of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum) continuing south to Ponoka, and Lacombe. Last Saturday, a rag tag group of 13 motorcyclists on an assortment of BMW […]

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First ride of the season

First ride of the season

It’s relatively late for the first ‘official’ ride of the 2018 season.  Sure, most of us have been out and about on our bikes, but today, a group of friends gathered for breakfast and undertook a nice little 2-hour ride west and north of Edmonton. Our troop of a dozen […]

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La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB

La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB

We lunched yesterday at La Patrona Mexican Restaurant in Sherwood Park. This was our second visit, and once again, we were impressed with the cuisine. We arrived early for the lunch sitting.  La Patrona opens at 11:30 AM, and when we arrived at 11:45, there were already a few couples […]

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‘Old skool’ (ca. 1978) dirt bike leather tank bag

‘Old skool’ (ca. 1978) dirt bike leather tank bag

While digging through a box of old motorcycle parts, I found this leather tank bag, which I had used on my 1977 Montesa Cota 247 Trail in 1978 or thereabouts. This is definitely old skool!  It’s all leather; there’s not one millimetre of manmade textile like tank bags today. When […]

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1977 Montesa Cota 247 Trail – revived and ready to roll

1977 Montesa Cota 247 Trail – revived and ready to roll

Our 1977 Montesa Cota 247 Trail’s refurbishment is now complete! Last fall, I contacted old friend Harry Pytel, who I’ve long known through the vintage motorcycle community.  Pytel, now the principal of D&L Motorcycle Parts Corp., has immersed himself in countless ‘vintage’ motorcycle projects.  At one time, he had a […]

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