Archive for June, 2017

Falling in love, hard. Then walking away

Falling in love, hard.  Then walking away

I’m fickle.  I admit it. This marks the 4th riding season I’ve owned my 2014 R1200RT. My very good riding friends, Denis and Louise, recently asked: “Hey, Tim, what new bike are you thinking about buying?” “Uh, nothing right now”, I replied.  “The RT is 98-percent perfect for me”, explaining that my […]

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Guess the supercar!

Guess the supercar!

Name the supercar! We were recently invited to a private viewing of this rare and exotic supercar. Hint 1:  This rare supercar is still in production under the same name in 2017 Hint 2:  The engine is a supercharged V8, mounted rear mid-ship Hint 3:  This road version was inspired […]

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Oxford motorcycle socks – ‘motorcycle’ socks? Really?

Oxford motorcycle socks – ‘motorcycle’ socks?  Really?

Some time ago, Argyll Motorsports, our local BMW motorcycle dealer, hosted a promo event to celebrate the start of the 2017 motorcycle riding season. As part of that promotion, all accessories were on sale for 15-percent off for that evening only. As a bargain hunter, I couldn’t resist purchasing a 2-pack […]

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The Hitching Post Restaurant, Hedley, BC – we find a ‘destination’ restaurant in southern BC

The Hitching Post Restaurant, Hedley, BC – we find a ‘destination’ restaurant in southern BC

One of the joys of travel is discovering a new restaurant, that proverbial diamond in the rough. Located in the tiny, unincorporated community of Hedley (about 20 minutes west of Keremeos, BC) in BC’s southern Okanagan, The Hitching Post is everything I want in a great restaurant.  The interior is […]

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Independent BMW and Ducati motorcycle service shop opens – The Bike Shoppe, Edmonton

Independent BMW and Ducati motorcycle service shop opens – The Bike Shoppe, Edmonton

Edmonton and Northern Alberta BMW and Ducati motorcycle owners can rejoice.  A new, independent BMW and Ducati motorcycle service shop has recently opened in Edmonton. On May 1st, The Bike Shoppe opened its doors, marking the first independent motorcycle service business specializing in servicing the premium European motorcycle brands, BMW […]

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Dunlop Canada $40 dollar motorcycle tire rebate!

Dunlop Canada $40 dollar motorcycle tire rebate!

I just had a new pair of Dunlop Roadsmart 3 sport touring tires spooned on to our 2014 BMW R1200RTW last week. Yesterday, the good folks at The Bike Shoppe, an independent BMW-Ducati specialist shop that recently opened its doors in Edmonton, told me my purchase last week was eligible […]

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DEAD! Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX and Aprilia CapoNord quietly axed by Piaggio

DEAD!  Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX and Aprilia CapoNord quietly axed by Piaggio

Sad news for lovers of the Italian super trailies from Moto Guzzi and Aprilia.  Cycle World magazine is reporting that Italian mega corporation Piaggio, manufacturer of Moto Guzzi and Aprilia motorcycles, has quietly killed off the Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX and Aprilia CapoNord 1200. The reason given was that upgrading the […]

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2017 Tenth Annual Schnitzel Run – Part 2

2017 Tenth Annual Schnitzel Run – Part 2

Day 2, Cranbrook to Keremeos, BC After our enormously satisfying Schnitzel-fest at Frank’s Steak & Schnitzel Haus, our group of 20 riders breaks up and head their separate ways. The main group heads south to Orofino, ID; our trio of riders from Victoria set Nelson, BC as their next destination; and […]

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