Archive for November, 2013

Single and thrifty? Part 2 – five recommended compact SUVs

Single and thrifty?  Part 2 – five recommended compact SUVs

  Single and thrifty?  Part 2 – Recommended compact CUVs After daughter Jenn requested my top recommended ‘cars’ for her frugal, thirty-something friends, I came up with my five favourite compact cars.  Just what she’d asked for.  But “Nooooo”, she complained, “all my friends want to buy SUVs.” That’s a […]

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Bolognese sauce

Traditional Bolognese sauce I usually post restaurant reviews here, but a family member asked for ‘my’ recipe for Bolognese sauce. I saw American chef Mario Batali make this dish on the cooking show The Chew.  This is one of my all-time favourite recipes.  It’s one of those dishes where the […]

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4 Essential Books for the Armchair Traveler

4 Essential Books for the Armchair Traveler

‘Round the World and Lesser Motorcycle Travel – 4 essential books for the armchair traveler Winter’s arrived way too soon.  Sure, we’ve tucked our beloved bikes away from the freeze, but what’s dyed-in-the-wool motorcycle rider to do while holed up in our cabins? Hit the books!, I say!  The off-riding […]

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Motorcycle ‘things’ we love

Motorcycle ‘things’ we love

Motorcycling ‘things’ we love The other day my daughter Jenn asked me for a list of “Things I love”.  She was  brainstorming ideas for her blog, and asked for a general list, and said there was no need to provide any explanation for my choices. That got me thinking about […]

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Prepping Your Car for Winter – The Bare Essentials

Prepping your car for winter. My daughter Jenn has been hounding me (again) to tell her how to prepare her car for the upcoming winter driving season.  And she wants this on CarAndRider.com so her friends can view my advice.  Of course, she wants me to refrain from lecturing her […]

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2014 BMW R1200RT – BMW raises the bar

2014 BMW R1200RT – BMW raises the bar

  The BMW RT has been a favourite touring rig for many long distance riders, including me.  Superb weather protection, outstanding fuel economy, bladder-busting range and the ability to carry just about everything you need for touring, including the kitchen sink. BMW has upped the ante with their all-new for […]

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End of the 2013 riding season?

End of the 2013 riding season?

This photo taken yesterday (Sunday) morning, November 3, 2013. It’s not the end of the world, but it looks like the end of the 2013 riding season.  I remain hopelessly optimistic that the sun will come out and there will still be a few days of riding to be enjoyed. […]

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