2018 Edmonton Motorcycle Show – our favourite new bikes

2018 Edmonton Motorcycle Show – our favourite new bikes

McLaren – documentary on Netflix covers life of Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Race Cars

McLaren – documentary on Netflix covers life of Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Race Cars

McLaren, a 2017 documentary film about the life of New Zealand race car driver and designer, has recently appeared on Netfilx. I’ve got a strong, personal attachment to McLaren race cars.  As a teenager growing up in Calgary, my group of buddies were hard core car guys, and specifically, we […]

Travel memories – Prince Rupert tour 2010

Travel memories – Prince Rupert tour 2010

Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

It’s been quite a few months since we last dined at Max’s Restaurant in Edmonton’s west end.  Max’s specializes in Filipino cuisine, and as I’ve described to many foody friends unfamiliar with food from this part of the world, it’s kinda like Chinese food. Kinda like Chinese food, but not.  […]


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McLaren – documentary on Netflix covers life of Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Race Cars

McLaren – documentary on Netflix covers life of Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Race Cars

McLaren, a 2017 documentary film about the life of New Zealand race car driver and designer, has recently appeared on Netfilx. I’ve got a strong, personal attachment to McLaren race cars.  As a teenager growing up in Calgary, my group of buddies were hard core car guys, and specifically, we […]

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Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

It’s been quite a few months since we last dined at Max’s Restaurant in Edmonton’s west end.  Max’s specializes in Filipino cuisine, and as I’ve described to many foody friends unfamiliar with food from this part of the world, it’s kinda like Chinese food. Kinda like Chinese food, but not.  […]

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2018 Calgary Motorcycle Show, Jan 5-7, starts today

2018 Calgary Motorcycle Show, Jan 5-7, starts today

The 2018 motorcycle season has arrived! Kicking off the year is Calgary’s 2018 Motorcycle Show, which starts today (Friday, doors open at 12:00 noon) and runs Saturday 10:00 AM – 8″00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) at the Stampede Park. Edmonton’s Motorcycle Show starts Friday, Jan 12th and runs […]

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First Big Cycle Event of 2018! Echo Cycle’s ‘Back in Black’ Triumph new model unveiling tour

First Big Cycle Event of 2018!  Echo Cycle’s ‘Back in Black’ Triumph new model unveiling tour

Happy New Year! The 2018 riding season starts off with a big bang this year. Edmonton Triumph dealer Echo Cycle is hosting another big unveiling event, and is slated to show the entire 2018 Triumph motorcycle line up at their big ‘Back in Black’ party, Wednesday, January 10th, 2018. The […]

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Extreme winter driving highway fuel economy – 2018 Audi A4

Extreme winter driving highway fuel economy – 2018 Audi A4

We spent Christmas in Calgary and returned to Edmonton in extreme winter driving conditions, -23.5 degrees Celsius. Our 2018 Audi A4 2.0-litre turbocharged all-wheel-drive sedan transported us in comfort and security. Impressively (given the extreme cold temperatures combined with about 25 km of city driving before hitting the highway), the […]

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1977 Montesa Cota 247T Trail refurbishment

1977 Montesa Cota 247T Trail refurbishment

Long story short:  I bought this 1977 Montesa Cota 247T Trail bike new off the showroom floor of European Motorcycles in Calgary, AB. in 1978. I rode it a few years and damaged it moderately off road riding, bending the handlebars, breaking the headlight lens and pranging the front alloy […]

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Travel memories – Oregon, 2013

Travel memories – Oregon, 2013
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The Motorbike Show – 10 episodes on Netflix now. Highly recommended

The Motorbike Show – 10 episodes on Netflix now.  Highly recommended

Winter.  Blah!  For we winter bound motorcyclists, winter is hell. Since we’re already ‘saddled up’ on our sofas for winter, we might as well make the best of our time living vicariously, and if that means experiencing motorcycling via the TV, so be it. I’ve just ‘discovered’ The Motorbike Show on Netflix. […]

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2018 Police Vehicle Testing – your complete guide to performance statistics

2018 Police Vehicle Testing – your complete guide to performance statistics

I have this special ‘thing’ for police cars. Here in North America, police vehicles are typically big and rugged.  Everything is ‘heavy duty’ to meet the demands of policing, which means long periods of idling to full blown, pedal-to-the-medal high speeds where rapid response is critical. Each year, the Michigan […]

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2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro – City fuel mileage

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro – City fuel mileage

Our most recent fuel economy results continue to be satisfying. In city driving, our 2018 Audi A4 TFSI Quattro, equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 252 horsepower engine, 7-speed DCT automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel-drive has returned 9.4 l/100 km (or 30.0 Imp mpg on premium unleaded fuel) in city driving.  […]

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Travel memories – Gillette, Wyoming

Travel memories – Gillette, Wyoming

A few images from our 2008 tour to Gillette, Wyoming for the BMW national rally.  Some great memories riding with good friends.

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The Total Motorcycling Manual – winter reading for house-bound motorcyclists

The Total Motorcycling Manual – winter reading for house-bound motorcyclists

PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) got you down? Here’s some winter reading for you. “The Total Motorcycling Manual”, by Mark Lindemann and the Editors of Cycle World magazine is a bargain bin ‘find’ I just picked up at Indigo in Edmonton’s South Common big box shopping district. While the soft-bound book […]

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