Archive for February, 2016

Park-N-Move motorcycle dolly

Park-N-Move motorcycle dolly

I’ve got a storage problem when it comes to parking my BMW R1200RT. My single, attached garage is where I stockpile all the stuff one accumulates in life.  Where else do you store the lawn mower, snow blower, bicycles, and boxes and boxes of other ‘important’ stuff, not only belonging […]

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Africa Twin Night at Scona Cycle

Africa Twin Night at Scona Cycle

Edmonton’s oldest Honda motorcycle dealership, Scona Cycle, hosted an Africa Twin party Thursday evening, February 18, 2016 in Edmonton. The event celebrated the all new Africa Twin 1000, which is scheduled to arrive in Canada later this year. While the new Africa Twin was not on hand, the get together was […]

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2016 Honda Civic Touring – Honda gets its mojo back!

2016 Honda Civic Touring – Honda gets its mojo back!

The Honda Civic has been Canada’s best selling passenger car for some seventeen years now. That’s one impressive winning streak in anybody’s books. All-new for 2016, this is Honda’s tenth generation of the venerable Civic, and there’s no reason to believe the mainstream contenders, mainly Toyota’s Corolla and the feisty […]

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Manila Sweets Bakeshop, Edmonton

Manila Sweets Bakeshop, Edmonton

Since discovering that the egg custard tarts I grew up knowing as Chinese cuisine (‘dun’ tarts often found at Dim Sum) actually originated from Portugal as Nata, I’ve been trying these delicious pastries everywhere I can find them in Edmonton. I’ve been searching for the authentic Portuguese style tarts, which […]

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Subaru unveils Impreza concept car

Subaru unveils Impreza concept car

Subaru has released images of this edgy-styled Impreza concept car at Toronto’s Canadian International Auto Show. Could this be the all-new-for 2017 Impreza?  We’re guessing ‘yes!’ Examine Subaru’s photo closely and the car looks close to production ready. The concept car features the Impreza’s familiar hexagonal grille, but the ‘face’ […]

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Co Do Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, Edmonton

Co Do Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, Edmonton

Co Do Hue (pronounced KOH DOH RAY, according to the proprietor) is a little Vietnamese eatery in Edmonton’s west end. The proprietor said its their third outlet in the city, and this location in a neighbourhood strip mall 9524-163rd Street opened about nine months ago. This eatery is small, clean […]

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Highlights – Cosmos Vacation’s Central Europe bus tour

Highlights – Cosmos Vacation’s Central Europe bus tour

Our Cosmos Vacations 14-day bus tour last fall took us through Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria. Here’s what we thought were the “Best” and “Worst” of our tour: In no particular order: Best cities and sights Frankfurt, Germany (beautiful old town and shopping) Berlin, Germany (old Iron […]

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2016 Toyota Avalon – The 99-percent solution – review

2016 Toyota Avalon – The 99-percent solution – review

The Avalon is Toyota’s full size 4-door sedan.  It competes with American big sedan stalwarts like the beautifully-styled Chevrolet Impala and the ‘gangsta’-styled Chrysler 300. When we tested the Avalon a few years ago, we were blown away by the Avalon’s luxurious accommodations, superb build quality and pricing. With the […]

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Ragazzi Bistro Italiano, Edmonton

Ragazzi Bistro Italiano, Edmonton

Is there such a thing as a ‘bad’ pizza?  Not in my opinion. I don’t get pizza often, so it’s always a treat for me. Ragzzi Bistro Italiano has been recommended to me by friends, but it’s taken me a while to get there.  This Italian restaurant is a long […]

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“A Faster Horse” – 2015 documentary on new Ford Mustang

“A Faster Horse” – 2015 documentary on new Ford Mustang

“A Faster Horse” is a 2015 documentary that follows the Ford’s elite design and engineering team in the months leading up to finalizing the Mustang’s  design and putting it into production. We watched A Faster Horse on Netflix, and it is one of the best documentaries we’ve ever seen, showing […]

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