Archive for July, 2016

2016 ‘Schnitzel Run’ – cold, wet and yes, fun – Part 1

2016 ‘Schnitzel Run’ – cold, wet and yes, fun – Part 1

Call us incredibly tough and passionate motorcyclists.  Or call us phenomenally stupid.  (My wife, Ingrid, leans towards the latter.) We departed Edmonton early Friday morning with the ambient temperature hovering at a very ‘coolish’ (to be diplomatic) 4 degrees Celsius, with a spit of rain in the air. It was an […]

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SFC Seoul Fried Chicken, Edmonton, AB – take-out food at its finest

SFC Seoul Fried Chicken, Edmonton, AB – take-out food at its finest

Friends Richard and Maggie called last night and invited us for an impromptu, spur-of-the-moment dinner out at a new take-out joint they had just discovered. “It’s unlike ANY fried chicken you’ve ever had!”, exalted Richard.  “We’ve been eating here three times a week since we found it!”, he confessed. Seoul […]

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In with the New, Out with the Old – HJC Sy-Max 3 replaces Nolan N90

In with the New, Out with the Old – HJC Sy-Max 3 replaces Nolan N90

I recently purchased a new HJC Sy-Max 3 flip-up modular helmet to replace my well used, four year old Nolan N90. If you’ve been following my helmet buying saga, I started out in April deciding to go whole hog.  Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!, I thought, and to hell […]

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Royal Enfield with sidecar, WWII military replica

Royal Enfield with sidecar, WWII military replica

Seen at Rich’s Custom Saddles in Kingston, WA. Here’s something you don’t see every day, a WWII military replica based on a Royal Enfield motorcycle with sidecar. People are creative, aren’t they?  Rich’s Royal Enfield sidecar rig provides good entertainment value while one is waiting for the shop to build […]

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Bite Groceteria, Calgary, AB

Bite Groceteria, Calgary, AB

We needed a breakfast meeting place to meet cousin Terry and his folks, along with my Dad on the Canada Day weekend in Calgary.  Some place casual, relatively inexpensive to appease the frugal habits developed over a lifetime of hard work.  Of course, the food had to be a notch […]

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