Archive for September, 2013

2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX – GROUNDED!

2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX – GROUNDED!

My Guzzi dealership just called and advised my 2012 Stelvio NTX is not roadworthy.  They’ve essentially ‘grounded’ the bike. This action is pursuant to the recall notice that Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. issued August 22, 2013, in accordance with the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Piaggio Group Americas letter states […]

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Glacier Distilling Company, Coram, Montana

Glacier Distilling Company, Coram, Montana

After a satisfying breakfast at the Buffalo Café in Whitefish, Montana less than thirty minutes earlier, Ingrid and I are back on the road, driving along U.S. Hwy 2. It’s about 10:00 AM and out of the corner of my eye on the left side I catch a glimpse of […]

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Martin’s ‘Big Adventure’ Weekend

Martin’s ‘Big Adventure’ Weekend

Martin’s ‘Big Adventure’ Weekend             An enthusiastic crew of adventure bike riders turned up last weekend for two days of off-road riding at a sprawling farm west of Edmonton. Edmonton Black Gold Beemer motorcycle club member Martin, graciously hosted the event.  Two days of low key, low pressure, off-road riding […]

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Sabor Divino Portuguese Restaurant, Edmonton

Sabor Divino Portuguese Restaurant, Edmonton

Our nephew Rick has been working in Cambridge, England, but was home in Alberta for a quick visit last week. A one-day, whirlwind business trip to Edmonton accompanied by his dad,  gave us the perfect excuse for a spur-of-the-moment lunch gathering with our family.  Ingrid suggested Sabor Divino, a Portuguese […]

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2014 Indian Chieftain

2014 Indian Chieftain

  On Friday, we had the chance to test ride the new 2014 Indian Chieftain full dress bagger, and we came away mightily impressed. Three words sum up this iconic American retro cruiser – Style, Style, Style. The Indian Motorcycle Company started up in 1901, before Harley-Davidson got going in […]

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2014 Lexus IS250 AWD

2014 Lexus IS250 AWD

Bottom Line:  The 2014 Lexus IS250 AWD is my new, favourite ‘entry level’ luxury premium sport sedan.  It’s remarkably solid, feeling like it’s carved from a block of billet steel.  Handling is impeccable, yet the IS250 has an impressively comfortable suspension.  F-Sport package seats are perfect, ‘cushy’ with just the […]

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2014 Lexus CT200h Hybrid

2014 Lexus CT200h Hybrid

Bottom Line:  Gorgeous build quality, impressively frugal and a very sporting chassis, but pricey.  Hybrid electric-gasoline drivetrain is remarkably capable in city driving, but the combined 134 horsepower is barely adequate on the highway.  The CT200h is for the well-heeled, and an expensive way to save the planet. This is […]

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