Archive for October, 2014

2015 Porsche Macan S

2015 Porsche Macan S

  With winter rapidly approaching we welcomed the 2015 Porsche Macan S with open arms. Graced with a 340-horsepower twin-turbo V6 and fulltime all-wheel-drive, think about the Macan as a Cayenne, shrunk down one size.  The Macan is Porsche’s new entry into the premium compact SUV segment, one of the […]

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‘Fixes’ We Need for the Next Generation of Motorcycles

What’s wrong with the current generation of motorcycles Did you ever wonder why the horn on your motorcycle is so crappy?  Or why your mirrors are blurry at speed?  Or wish the headlight put out a brighter, wider swath of light while riding home on a moonless night? Me too.  […]

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2015 Subaru Legacy

2015 Subaru Legacy

With the introduction of the all-new-for 2015 model year, Subaru has boldly jumped into the mainstream category of excellent mid-size sedans.  The mid-size sedan class is populated with heavy hitters such as the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry. Subaru fans will be both thrilled […]

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2014 BMW R1200RT – 5 week, 4,451 km report

2014 BMW R1200RT – 5 week, 4,451 km report

I’ve had the 2014 BMW R1200RT in my hot little hands for five weeks now.  When I acquired it in mid-September, it had 5,391 km on the odometer.  After this weekend’s long day ride, the odo is now showing 10,046 km.  So I’ve ridden about 4,455 km in five weeks.  […]

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Saturday’s Post Breakfast Ride – 600+ KM and Glorious Weather

Saturday’s Post Breakfast Ride – 600+ KM and Glorious Weather

‘When the sun’s shining, make hay”, goes the old saying.  And make hay we did. Northern Alberta has been luxuriating in an unseasonably warm October.  In past years, most motorcyclists have put their bikes into storage by October.  This year, we’re enjoying the proverbial Indian Summer.  The day time high […]

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2014 BMW R1200RT – Today’s ride

2014 BMW R1200RT – Today’s ride

It’s unseasonably warm today, at 20-degrees C this afternoon. Of course, I had to get out on the new RT, even if it was for just a short, 1-1/2 hour ride. The RT has just turned 9,325 km on the clocks as I rolled up the driveway. The OEM Michelin […]

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2014 BMW R1200RT – Daunting? At first, yes

2014 BMW R1200RT – Daunting?  At first, yes

A 5-day, 3,100 km tour to Montana, Idaho and Washington snaps into clear focus how competent the new 2014 BMW R1200RT is.  The big German tourer (or sport-tourer if that label makes you feel any younger) is comfortable, offers loads of weather protection, sips premium unleaded fuel in a frugal […]

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Destination Diners – 7 Recommendations for your next trip to Montana and Idaho

Destination Diners – 7 Recommendations for your next trip to Montana and Idaho

For me, ‘destination diners’ are the eateries I want to return to again and again. These are special places where great food, value, ambiance or perhaps a particularly memorable location makes a return trip worthwhile. During a late September motorcycle tour, we found a handful of restaurants worthy to earn […]

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2014 Fall Tour – Part 4 (Conclusion)

2014 Fall Tour – Part 4 (Conclusion)

Day 4 – Moscow, ID to Whitefish, MT The financial sting of last night’s ‘football weekend’-in-Moscow-hyper-inflated hotel rate is behind us.  The outstanding prime rib dinner in the hotel last evening soothed the pain of having paid the exhorbitant hotel rate because the town was full of football fans.  Plus, […]

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2014 Fall Tour – Part 3

2014 Fall Tour – Part 3

  Day 3 – Missoula, MT to Moscow, ID After two full days of riding, the guys want a relaxed Day 3.  At last night’s supper in the Montana Club restaurant, Richard insists on using his iPad Mini to have his wife in Edmonton  ‘join’ us at the table.  The […]

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