Archive for May, 2015

Part 2 – The Great Schnitzel Run of 2015, Cranbrook, BC to Orofino, ID

Part 2 – The Great Schnitzel Run of 2015, Cranbrook, BC to Orofino, ID

  Day 2, and it promises to be shorter with a more interesting variety of scenery and twisty bits of pavement. We’re heading south, into Idaho which has some of the best motorcycle roads in the western United States. Last night while digesting after our Schnitzel feast, we gathered in […]

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The Indian Fusion Curry House Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

The Curry House in downtown Edmonton offers a different 'twist' on buffet lunch

Ingrid and I are not very knowledgeable about Indian cuisine.  Some months ago a friend (who was a former editor of the Driving Section of the Edmonton Journal and Ducati Monster owner), Shelley, introduced me to The Curry House. Since then, I’ve been back a couple of times, once with […]

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New Nolan N40 arrives

New Nolan N40 arrives

Wearing All The Gear All The Time is a principle I’ve slavishly followed since I began riding motorcycles decades ago.  ATGATT has served me well in my riding career, allowing me to walk away virtually unscathed from a highway speed crash in 2003.  (A testament to the efficacy of ‘proper’ […]

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4 Days, 2522 km and 10 BMWs – The Great Schnitzel Run of 2015

4 Days, 2522 km and 10 BMWs – The Great Schnitzel Run of 2015

About ten years ago I had the bright idea that a ride with motorcycle friends on Canada’s Victoria Day holiday weekend in May would be a great way to kick off the riding season.  This would be the first big ride of the season, and I had a new 2004 […]

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Jasper National Park, AB, Canada

Jasper National Park, AB, Canada

A few images from our recent trip to Jasper National Park and environs.  Jasper is about 365 km west of Edmonton, Alberta’s provincial capitol city.        

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‘Free’ rear fender extender for 2014-2015 BMW R1200RTW

‘Free’ rear fender extender for 2014-2015 BMW R1200RTW

My fellow 2014 BMW R1200RTW owner and good friend Denis recently informed me of BMW’s ‘secret’ and ‘free’ rear fender extender on 2014 (and 2015s, presumably) BMW R1200RTWs. We were on a 4-day extended Victoria Day long weekend tour and at the end of a marvelous day riding a seriously […]

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Evil Dave’s Grill, Jasper, AB

Evil Dave’s Grill, Jasper, AB

Dining in a tourist town like Jasper, AB can be a challenge.  And seeking a fine dining experience can be even tougher. We’d heard about Evil Dave’s Grill from a chef friend in Edmonton.  And with the arrival of a new, 2016 Acura ILX arrived for a week’s worth of […]

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2015 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid – Review

2015 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid – Review

I’m a ‘car guy’, so my priorities are supposed to rank driving fun above all else.  BUT, I also appreciate quality and good value. So I was really surprised to find it took me only a few minutes of driving to be really impressed with the 2015 Toyota Camry SE […]

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BMW R1200RTW – 4.3 l/100 km. Victoria Day weekend ride fuel economy!

BMW R1200RTW – 4.3 l/100 km.  Victoria Day weekend ride fuel economy!

On our first big motorcycle tour of the season, Canada’s Victoria Day holiday weekend, our 2014 BMW R1200RTW delivered some very good fuel consumption numbers indeed. Not once, but twice, the big RT returned an impressive 4.3 l/100 km ‘highway’ fuel consumption (first from Lolo to Eureka, Montana, then a […]

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Fuller Fullpower Shoe Clean

Fuller Fullpower Shoe Clean

A friend of mine moved residences and left behind a can of Fuller Fullpower Shoe Clean. I don’t know anything about the produce, where she got it, or if it is even still available. But being adventurous, I grabbed my trust Aerostich Combat Lite Touring Boots and decided to use […]

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