Archive for May, 2014

2014 Audi RS7 Quick Drive

2014 Audi RS7 Quick Drive

Sometimes you get lucky.  And yesterday was my day. I’d like to believe it is Karmic payback – my cosmic reward for having lived a ‘good life’ – to be in the right place at the right time.   My ‘reward’ was a test drive of a new 2014 Audi […]

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX fuel economy – Part 3

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX fuel economy – Part 3

For fuel economy nerds (and I count myself among your ranks) here is the final installment of our 3-part post on fuel usage the 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 8V NTX ridden on Canada’s Victoria Day long weekend. Fuel mileage for segment from Cranbrook, B.C. to Orofino. ID: Cranbrook, BC to […]

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Outrage! Pristine Moto Guzzi Stelvio vandalized by BMW :)

Outrage! Pristine Moto Guzzi Stelvio vandalized by BMW :)

Apparently I’m going to hell for plastering a German BMW sticker on my Italian Moto Guzzi Stelvio’s metal panniers.  The hardcore members of the German and Italian motorcycle camps are all wringing their hands in angst to witness this unholy union of vaastly different nationalities. We’re kidding, of course.  But […]

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Porsche Centre Edmonton – Grand Opening

Porsche Centre Edmonton – Grand Opening

The new showroom was crowded with customers, friends and relatives last night when the grand opening celebration was held May 26th, 2014 for the Porsche Centre of Edmonton.  Located in Edmonton’s west end at 17007-111th Avenue, the new facility now houses the city’s Porsche, Jaguar and Land Rover brands under […]

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2014 Kia Soul SX Review

2014 Kia Soul SX Review

  Bottom Line: Funky, loaded with an impressive array of features and amazingly spacious, the Kia Soul is a superb multi-purpose vehicle, and is bargain-priced to boot. Style There’s no question the 2014 Kia Soul has polarizing sheetmetal. Boxy to be sure, observers will either love the Soul’s style or […]

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6.1 L/100 km over 1200 km – Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX fuel economy – Part 2

6.1 L/100 km over 1200 km – Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX fuel economy – Part 2

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX fuel economy – Part 2 This final installment of our Stelvio 1200 NTX fuel economy report covers 1200 kilometres the bike was ridden in the United States and Canada. I recorded the fuel economy of my 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX last during a […]

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX – Fuel Economy, Edm to Cranbrook

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX – Fuel Economy, Edm to Cranbrook

  I’m a self-proclaimed fuel economy geek. Most riders don’t care about the fuel usage of their motorcycles, but I do.  Part of my interest comes from how I grew up.  My Dad was (and continues to) religiously record fuel use and calculate fuel consumption.  Also, as an automotive and […]

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2014 ‘Schnitzel Run’ – Part 1, Edmonton to Cranbrook

2014 ‘Schnitzel Run’ – Part 1, Edmonton to Cranbrook

Edmonton Black Gold Beemers Motorcycle Club’s Annual ‘Schnitzel Run’  It’s the first big motorcycle tour of the 2014 riding season, and it is cold.  Bloody cold.  And it rained cats and dogs.  Or it poured rain.  Or it pelted rain.  Or it just rained.  Every single day. It’s the Edmonton […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE Review

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE Review

The all-new-for 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE wowed us with its luxurious interior, improved handling and remarkable fuel efficiency. With rugged new styling, is this the hybrid SUV that finally wins us over? Click here to read the full story.

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The Curry Bowl, Fernie, B.C.

The Curry Bowl, Fernie, B.C.

  The Curry Bowl restaurant offers a curious (and appealing) blend of Indian, Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai dishes.  The restaurant’s bumpf describes its offerings as ‘enlightened Asian cuisine’, and this small eatery came recommended  during a Victoria Day long weekend trip by motorcycle travel companions Louise and Denis. Easy to […]

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