Archive for June, 2015

18 Best Drives from Six Canadian Cities

Alberta's version of the Cadillac Ranch, near Elk Island National Park

What are the Best 3 Drives from six of Canada’s major cities? Postmedia News has published the 3 Best Drives from the nation’s major cities:  Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Read the full Postmedia News story here.

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We take the R1200RTW on a 1,000 km ‘day ride’ – The Lake Louise ‘lunch run’

Mid-morning 'rest break' in Bentley, en route to Nordegg and Lake Louise

The idea of riding nearly 1,000 km round-trip for lunch sounds like lunacy. It all started quite innocently. Setting:  Lunch break at a burger joint in Rimbey on last Saturday’s 429 km after-breakfast ride. Me:  (Almost rhetorically, expecting no reply.)  Hey, what are you guys doing next week, say Monday […]

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Tested today – 429 km on our footpeg lowered 2014 BMW R1200RTW

We put the Suburban Machinery footpeg lowering kit for our R1200RTW to the test with a 429 km 'breakfast ride' today

After Phil installed the Suburban Machinery footpeg lowering kit on my 2014 BMW R1200RTW, it only took the twenty minute ride home to notice the new footpeg position was MUCH friendlier to my creaky right hip. But I had no idea this seemingly minor ‘tweak’ to the rider triangle of […]

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Footpeg lowering kit – 2014/15 BMW R1200RTW

Footpeg lowering kit – 2014/15 BMW R1200RTW

The 2014 BMW R1200RTW is unquestionably a superb, long distance touring machine.  Arguably, it’s one of the best in the world. Still, like many motorcyclists, there are little ‘tweaks’ we want to make to tailor the bike to perfectly fit our needs. In my case, the 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio […]

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MachineArt Moto – Fender extender for 2014/15 BMW R1200RTWs

MachineArt Moto – Fender extender for 2014/15 BMW R1200RTWs

  My good friend Denis who also owns a 2014 BMW R1200RTW highly recommended I install the front fender extender he put on his bike. When it comes to selling motorcycles on the showroom floor, style always wins out over function. The short-ish OEM front fender on the the 2014/2015 […]

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Part 3, Conclusion – 2015 Great Schnitzel Run

Part 3, Conclusion – 2015 Great Schnitzel Run

Day 3, Orofino, ID to Fernie, BC Sunday morning at the Konkolville Motel’s continental breakfast, some of our group are saying they’re still stuffed from last night’s steak dinner. Joseph Chapman is looking after the breakfast crowd in a shirt and tie, ready for church.  I try the biscuits and […]

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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible – review

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Premium

There’s hardly an automotive brand that evokes more instant recognition than ‘Mustang.’ For car lovers, especially those whose fascination with cars was triggered by classic car chase films like ‘Bullit’, the Mustang holds a special place. For many of us, cars are objects d’art.  Automobiles are unquestionably rolling pieces of […]

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RT Comparo – 2014 R1200RT ‘Wethead’ vs 2010 R1200RT ‘Camhead’

RT Comparo – 2014 R1200RT ‘Wethead’ vs 2010 R1200RT ‘Camhead’

A few days ago I rode to Wetaskiwin with a good friend, Robyn, who owns a pristine 2010 BMW R1200RT. We swapped bikes for the short, 45 minute ride.  He took my 2014 R1200RT ‘Wethead’ and I rode his last generation 2010 R1200RT ‘Camhead.’ Before buying my RT in September, […]

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MotoEquip reflective decal kit for 2014 BMW R1200RTW

MotoEquip reflective decal kit for 2014 BMW R1200RTW

  Conspicuity in traffic is important to me.  I wear one of those goofy (to some), yellow-green, high visibility motorcycle jackets and a totally unfashionable plain, white helmet.  Can you see me now?  I hope so. I just feel safer equipped this way, so I’m predisposed to like anything that […]

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