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The Montana Club Restaurant, Missoula, MT

Canadians want to know:  What is ‘chicken-fried steak’?  Is it chicken?  or is it steak? Chicken fried steak is a unique culinary piece of Americana that miraculously pops up on menus the instant you roll across the 49th parallel .  It’s a thin-ish piece of beef that’s battered (like deep […]

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2012 MRT Canada Motorcycle Rally

2012 MRT Canada Motorcycle Rally

Adventure-touring motorcycles are all the rage, but you don’t have to own a monster trailie like a BMW R1200GS Adventure to attend the MRT Canada Rally. We had a great weekend at Toad Rock Campground last weekend at Wolfgang and Anny Simmert’s annual MRT Canada rally.  Simmert, an ex-pat German […]

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Balfour Golf Club Restaurant, Balfour, BC

The Balfour Golf Club Restaurant is tucked away in the heart of the B.C. Kootenays a few minutes north of the Balfour ferry.  Breakfast at the club’s restaurant is spectacular, especially dining on the patio on a warm August morning. The view overlooks the course with the Kootenay Mountain range […]

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Jakers Bar and Grill, Idaho Falls, ID

A few years ago on a road trip to Great Falls, Montana, we’d heard stories about Jakers from locals. They told us that when actor Robert Redford was filming the movie “A River Runs Through It (1992)” in the wilds surrounding Great Falls, Redford had dined every day at Jakers. […]

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Bridge Creek Backcountry Kitchen & Wine Bar, Red Lodge, MT

We chanced upon the Bridge Creek Backcountry Kitchen & Wine Bar in 2008 on a motorcycle road trip to the BMW National Owners’ Rally in Gillette, Wy. The Bridge Creek restaurant has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with a definite upscale feel.  Red Lodge is a small resort town and like […]

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Red Lodge, Montana

Red Lodge, Montana

I love Montana. Wide open spaces, spectacular mountain scenery, and a state population that’s less (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2011) than Calgary sprinkled across the fourth largest state in the Union, makes for a very interesting motorcycling state. Hmmm, let’s figure that out. . . just how many […]

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Payette River Scenic Byway, Idaho

Payette River Scenic Byway, Idaho

Do we ride this deliciously swervacious piece of snaky road or do we stop and gawk at the breathtaking mountain scenery? The answer, of course, is we do both. North of the picturesque tourist town of McCall, Idaho at the south end of beautiful Payette Lake, we find ourselves riding […]

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The Cowboy Trail – Alberta’s Scenic Hwy. 22 in Cattle Country

The Cowboy Trail – Alberta’s Scenic Hwy. 22 in Cattle Country

Sometimes you just have to force yourself to stop and take a photo. This pic was taken on one of Alberta’s most scenic drives, Highway 22 – the Cowboy Trail – approaching Longview. Nestled in the foothills with the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the West, you’re in Southern Alberta’s cattle […]

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The Navajo Mug cafe, Longview, Alberta

I like pie.  No, make that, I LOVE pie! In fact, I’ve even considered ordering a vanity licence plate for my motorcycle that reads, “PIE”. Even though I’ve been riding one of Alberta’s most scenic roads for years, Highway 22, otherwise known as The Cowboy Trail, I’ve only just ‘discovered’ […]

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Loaded for Bear – packing for motorcycle touring

  I’m packed and ready to go. At first glance, my 2012 Moto Guzzi looks just like any other Stevlio 1200 NTX – a rugged, beautifully sculpted,  piece of industrial art.  But it’s loaded for bear. The pair of 37-litre SW Motech ‘Trax’ aluminum panniers are packed solid.  And I’ve […]

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