Motorcycles

Surprize! Motorcycle prices are LOWER in Canada than U.S.!! We compare Cdn MSRPs to U.S.

Surprize! Motorcycle prices are LOWER in Canada than U.S.!! We compare Cdn MSRPs to U.S.

Canadians love to complain about the high cost of consumer goods we pay compared to the price of the same items in the United States. Cross border shopping – visiting the U.S. to buy certain goods – is nearly a national sport. As an interesting exercise, we decided to cross-shop […]

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Brazil – travel memories

Brazil – travel memories

I was perusing through some old photos today and came upon pics from a motorcycle trip with Ayres Adventure we had won as the grand prize at the HyderSeek Rally.  Touring company founder, Ron Ayres, was legendary in the IronButt community as a hardcore, long distance rider and a good […]

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Cancelling BeIN Sports channel – as 2017 motorcycle racing season ends

Cancelling BeIN Sports channel – as 2017 motorcycle racing season ends

I just cancelled my subscription to BeIN Sports, the only channel available to me that is broadcasting MotoGP and World Superbike motorcycle racing. Cancelling the channel with my cable tv provider Telus was painful.  I tried removing the channel in my account online using my iPad.  Fail. Next I tried […]

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Winter maintenance – time to throw the battery charger on the RT

Winter maintenance – time to throw the battery charger on the RT

Right now, it’s a frigid -10 degrees Celsius.  Winter doesn’t ‘officially’ arrive until December 21st, but you couldn’t convince any motorcyclist living in Alberta that winter isn’t here now. I finally got around to organizing my 2-car garage to fit both cars and the BMW R1200RT inside.  The RT hasn’t […]

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End of the 2017 riding season?? Sure hope not!

End of the 2017 riding season??  Sure hope not!

Today, Wednesday, November 1st, we got our firs major snowfall. Aaack!  Is this the end of the 2017 riding season? The eternal optimist in me hopes not.  In past years there have been various occasions I’ve ridden right up to November 24th, my Dad’s birthday. Officially, winter doesn’t ‘start’ until […]

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Olympia hi-viz jacket wash – end of season cleaning leaves ‘patina’

Olympia hi-viz jacket wash – end of season cleaning leaves ‘patina’

After our recent 4-day tour to Montana and Idaho (3 days and more than 2,000 km riding in rain, sleet and snow), our Olympia hi-viz jacket was sorely in need of a good cleaning. Grimy road spray had covered the sleeves and upper chest/shoulder sections of the touring jacket in […]

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Fall Tour fuel consumption – ’14 BMW R1200RTW

Fall Tour fuel consumption – ’14 BMW R1200RTW

Fuel Consumption – 2017 Fall Tour, September 29-October 4, 2017 (2014 BMW R1200RTW) SUMMARY Distance:  2,582 km Fuel consumed (premium unleaded):  132.88 litres Average fuel consumption:  5.14l/100km (55.0 Imp mpg) DETAILS   Km Litres Premium Unleaded l/100km Imp MPG Edmonton, AB-Aldersyde, AB 335 16.61 4.95 57.1 Aldersyde, AB-Choteau, MT 389 […]

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Amber lens covers for Clearwater Darla LED auxiliary lights

Amber lens covers for Clearwater Darla LED auxiliary lights

I’m a big fan of increased conspicuity for motorcyclists.  The more visible I am (and think I am), the safer I feel while riding on the road. It’s no accident that hi-viz colours like bright yellow and lime green have become more popular in recent years by many motorcycle riders. […]

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Boston Police Department Harley-Davidson

Boston Police Department Harley-Davidson
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Finally! Riding again after a 6 week-long forced hiatus!

Finally!  Riding again after a 6 week-long forced hiatus!

Emergency surgery on my person resulted in a frustrating 6 week “No Ride!” ban from my surgeon, and today was first day that onerous ban had expired. Six weeks in July-August – the height of motorcycling season, was a tortuous sentence, but all for the better, I suppose.  Today, I […]

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