Archive for June, 2014

Schnitzel Run – Part 3

Schnitzel Run – Part 3

Walla Walla, WA – fueling woes Our Travelodge motel in Walla Walla is a well used, tired facility.  Our room is cramped, with barely enough room around the second queen-size be to make one’s way round to the bathroom.  The motel seems full, accommodating at least two other motorcycle touring […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander LE AWD – Review

2014 Toyota Highlander LE AWD – Review

Bottom line:  We like the versatile people- and cargo-hauling capabilities of the all-new-for 2014 Toyota Highlander.  It’s competitively priced, drives much better than the outgoing model, and has Toyota’s peerless pedigree, top-ranked build quality and reliability.  I’d buy one.  Highly recommended. The 2014 Toyota Highlander arrives at a perfect time […]

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Schnitzel Run – Part 2, Cranbrook, BC to Walla Walla, WA

Schnitzel Run – Part 2, Cranbrook, BC to Walla Walla, WA

Hardship Hardship makes for great travel stories. On Day 2 of our 5-day 2014 ‘Schnitzel Run’, single digit temperatures, overcast skies and spitting rain greeted us as our group of ten riders wandered in and out of the breakfast room at our Cranbrook motel. Our first travel day from Edmonton […]

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2014 Toyota Prius V Hybrid Review

2014 Toyota Prius V Hybrid Review

Quick Drive The 2014 Toyota Prius V is the first hybrid I’ve tested that’s good enough, I’d consider buying for myself.  Its five-door design is versatile, pricing affordable, and although not sporting, drives well for a car designed for congested, city driving.  But its the Prius V’s superb fuel economy […]

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Rejuvenating the Nolan N90 modular helmet

Rejuvenating the Nolan N90 modular helmet

There’s nothing worse than peering through a scratched faceshield.  This is my fourth riding season with my Nolan N90 modular helmet. Early this season, I replaced the retractable sunshade due to scratches caused by rubbing when retracting or lowering it.  Apparently, some Nolan N90s are prone to this design defect; […]

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