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.

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 […]

Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness

Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness

I’ve had a hankering for SFC – Seoul Fried Chicken, a fast food take out restaurant on Calgary Trail a few blocks south of Whyte Avenue in Edmonton. SFC was named by Avenue Magazine as one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton in 2016, and also named as one […]

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TSI – Real world fuel economy, 45.7 Imp mpg, outstanding!

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TSI – Real world fuel economy, 45.7 Imp mpg, outstanding!

Last weekend we had the opportunity to take our first highway trip in our 2018 Audi A4 2.0 TSI Quattro. The A4 exceeded our expectations on the highway.  As befitting a premium compact sport sedan, the car cabin was luxuriously quiet with zero wind noise, and even fitted with Dunlop […]


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2018 Audi A4 2.0 TSI – Real world fuel economy, 45.7 Imp mpg, outstanding!

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TSI – Real world fuel economy, 45.7 Imp mpg, outstanding!

Last weekend we had the opportunity to take our first highway trip in our 2018 Audi A4 2.0 TSI Quattro. The A4 exceeded our expectations on the highway.  As befitting a premium compact sport sedan, the car cabin was luxuriously quiet with zero wind noise, and even fitted with Dunlop […]

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Motorcycles

Surprize! Motorcycle prices are LOWER in Canada than U.S.!! We compare Cdn MSRPs to U.S.

Surprize! Motorcycle prices are LOWER in Canada than U.S.!! We compare Cdn MSRPs to U.S.

Canadians love to complain about the high cost of consumer goods we pay compared to the price of the same items in the United States. Cross border shopping – visiting the U.S. to buy certain goods – is nearly a national sport. As an interesting exercise, we decided to cross-shop […]

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Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness

Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness

I’ve had a hankering for SFC – Seoul Fried Chicken, a fast food take out restaurant on Calgary Trail a few blocks south of Whyte Avenue in Edmonton. SFC was named by Avenue Magazine as one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton in 2016, and also named as one […]

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Travel

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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Surprize! Motorcycle prices are LOWER in Canada than U.S.!! We compare Cdn MSRPs to U.S.

Surprize! Motorcycle prices are LOWER in Canada than U.S.!! We compare Cdn MSRPs to U.S.

Canadians love to complain about the high cost of consumer goods we pay compared to the price of the same items in the United States. Cross border shopping – visiting the U.S. to buy certain goods – is nearly a national sport. As an interesting exercise, we decided to cross-shop […]

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Fujifilm X-T2 – we buy into a new, smaller, lighter camera system for travel

Fujifilm X-T2 – we buy into a new, smaller, lighter camera system for travel

Let’s face it.  Camera equipment is expensive, especially if you’re a photo ‘enthusiast.’ ‘Pro’ photographers have their equipment purchased for them or if they’re freelancers, they can write off (depreciate) the cost of their equipment against their income. We regular photographers have to think long and hard before buying new […]

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Brazil – travel memories

Brazil – travel memories

I was perusing through some old photos today and came upon pics from a motorcycle trip with Ayres Adventure we had won as the grand prize at the HyderSeek Rally.  Touring company founder, Ron Ayres, was legendary in the IronButt community as a hardcore, long distance rider and a good […]

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“Nata” – Portuguese tart deliciousness, Handy Bakery, Edmonton, AB

“Nata” – Portuguese tart deliciousness, Handy Bakery, Edmonton, AB

I’ve been craving a hit of Nata, the creamy Portuguese egg custard tarts that were the cultural and historic inspiration for “Dun tart”, the Chinese custard tarts served at Dim Sum. After a vacation in Portugal two years ago, Ingrid and I became Portuguese cuisine fans.  One of the most […]

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Mimo Portuguese Restaurant, Calgary, AB

Mimo Portuguese Restaurant, Calgary, AB

Ingrid and I fell in love with Portuguese cuisine after a glorious 2-week vacation on Portugal a couple of years ago. My good friend, Gary, had been to Portugal and raved about it as a fantastic tourist destination, triggering us to book time in Lisbon and and surrounding areas, and […]

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Cancelling BeIN Sports channel – as 2017 motorcycle racing season ends

Cancelling BeIN Sports channel – as 2017 motorcycle racing season ends

I just cancelled my subscription to BeIN Sports, the only channel available to me that is broadcasting MotoGP and World Superbike motorcycle racing. Cancelling the channel with my cable tv provider Telus was painful.  I tried removing the channel in my account online using my iPad.  Fail. Next I tried […]

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Winter maintenance – time to throw the battery charger on the RT

Winter maintenance – time to throw the battery charger on the RT

Right now, it’s a frigid -10 degrees Celsius.  Winter doesn’t ‘officially’ arrive until December 21st, but you couldn’t convince any motorcyclist living in Alberta that winter isn’t here now. I finally got around to organizing my 2-car garage to fit both cars and the BMW R1200RT inside.  The RT hasn’t […]

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Let Eat Snow premium dessert cafe, Edmonton, AB

Let Eat Snow premium dessert cafe, Edmonton, AB

It’s not officially winter yet, but snow is on the ground, motorcycle season is over, so what should we do to celebrate? As the saying goes, “fight fire with fire”, we decided to fight snow with snow. Our friends Richard and Mag introduced us to Let Eat Snow, which advertizes […]

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Tapson Garage Mat – keeping the garage floor clean and dry

Tapson Garage Mat – keeping the garage floor clean and dry

We’re just starting our second winter in our new to us house.  Like many old(er) homes (ours was built in 1986), the slope of the garage floor isn’t perfect. Water and snow melt pools slightly at the right entrance corner of the garage.  What to do? My neat freak buddy, […]

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First fuel mileage report – 2018 Audi A4

First fuel mileage report – 2018 Audi A4

We’ve just run our new 2018 Audi A4 through its first tank of fuel. (Caveats:  The A4 was delivered with a ‘full’ tank of fuel, but we don’t know how ‘full’ it really was.  Our standard operating procedure when refuelling cars for fuel consumption testing is to fill the tank […]

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