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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Fall tour Part 4 – Conclusion.  Ice Road Bikers – Great Falls to Edmonton

Fall tour Part 4 – Conclusion. Ice Road Bikers – Great Falls to Edmonton

Sunday Recap: Officially, it’s Day 3 of our 4-day tour. After a brutal 2 hour ride over Roger’s Pass, Montana, (where the air temperature dropped to a brutally cold -2 Celsius, with blowing rain/sleet and slush building up on the roadway just to add a little riding ‘interest’), we pull […]


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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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Motorcycles

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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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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Travel

Fall tour Part 4 – Conclusion.  Ice Road Bikers – Great Falls to Edmonton

Fall tour Part 4 – Conclusion. Ice Road Bikers – Great Falls to Edmonton

Sunday Recap: Officially, it’s Day 3 of our 4-day tour. After a brutal 2 hour ride over Roger’s Pass, Montana, (where the air temperature dropped to a brutally cold -2 Celsius, with blowing rain/sleet and slush building up on the roadway just to add a little riding ‘interest’), we pull […]

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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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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D winter tires

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D winter tires

  We opted to have our 2018 Audi A4 quattro fitted for winter when we picked it up a couple of weeks ago. Instead of the optional very low profile, ultra high performance 245/35R19s intended for maximum (summer) grip, we bought Audi Canada’s winter tire mounted on OEM Audi 17-in. […]

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End of the 2017 riding season?? Sure hope not!

End of the 2017 riding season??  Sure hope not!

Today, Wednesday, November 1st, we got our firs major snowfall. Aaack!  Is this the end of the 2017 riding season? The eternal optimist in me hopes not.  In past years there have been various occasions I’ve ridden right up to November 24th, my Dad’s birthday. Officially, winter doesn’t ‘start’ until […]

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Our 2018 Audi A4 Quattro ‘Technik’ arrives

Our 2018 Audi A4 Quattro ‘Technik’ arrives

The 2018 Audi A4 Quattro ‘Technik’ has arrived.  It replaces our trusty 2014 Subaru WRX, which departed in July. Here are a few more photos. Our first impressions are nothing less than pure enjoyment.  The car is quiet, the suspension superbly compliant, and the 7-speed DCT automatic transmission is ‘invisible’ […]

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Noodle Feast – The Taste of Northern China, Edmonton, AB

Noodle Feast – The Taste of Northern China, Edmonton, AB

Our foody friends Richard and Mag have been bombarding us recently about their new foody ‘find’, Noodle Feast – The Taste of Northern China,  a restaurant that specializes in serving up Chinese dishes with hand-pulled noodles. Oh, man, were they right.  This is a popular place.  When we arrived today […]

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Bridges on First Restaurant, Calgary, AB – Trouble, trouble, and more trouble

Bridges on First Restaurant, Calgary, AB – Trouble, trouble, and more trouble

I hate complainers.  But, hoo boy, did we run into a heap of trouble when we dined at Bridges on First in Calgary this week. We gathered at the cozy, pub style restaurant in Calgary’s inner city just north of downtown for a family visit.  I like to give eateries […]

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Olympia hi-viz jacket wash – end of season cleaning leaves ‘patina’

Olympia hi-viz jacket wash – end of season cleaning leaves ‘patina’

After our recent 4-day tour to Montana and Idaho (3 days and more than 2,000 km riding in rain, sleet and snow), our Olympia hi-viz jacket was sorely in need of a good cleaning. Grimy road spray had covered the sleeves and upper chest/shoulder sections of the touring jacket in […]

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2018 Audi A4 gets PDI’d

2018 Audi A4 gets PDI’d

Our 2018 Audi A4 Technik has arrived and receiving its Pre-delivery Inspection. Audi OEM 17-in. winter wheels and Dunlop performance winter tires (Audi Canada’s winter tire package) will be installed prior to delivery.  We’ll have to wait until Spring to review the A4’s handling and ride comfort with the optional […]

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Albertson’s supermarket deli fried chicken

Albertson’s supermarket deli fried chicken

While snowed in at Great Falls, MT for two days, we were forced to buy our ‘meals’ from Albertson’s Supermarket, across the parking lot from the Days Inn motel we were holed up in. Albertson’s Supermarket deli special’ (Monday and Tuesdays) is fried chicken, $5.00 USD for 8 pieces of […]

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Fall Tour Part 3: Cold, wet, and snow. Orofino, ID to Great Falls, MT

Fall Tour Part 3:  Cold, wet, and snow.  Orofino, ID to Great Falls, MT

Day 3, Orofino to Great Falls, 610 km Saturday night between mouthfuls of Konkolville Motel’s 16 oz. grilled steak, we’ve been discussing our route home for Sunday and Monday. Before supper, we thought we had been brilliant planners, preparing for possible bad weather on our 2-day return trip from Orofino to […]

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