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Fall tour Part 4 – Conclusion. Ice Road Bikers – Great Falls to Edmonton

Fall tour Part 4 – Conclusion.  Ice Road Bikers – Great Falls to Edmonton

Sunday Recap: Officially, it’s Day 3 of our 4-day tour. After a brutal 2 hour ride over Roger’s Pass, Montana, (where the air temperature dropped to a brutally cold -2 Celsius, with blowing rain/sleet and slush building up on the roadway just to add a little riding ‘interest’), we pull […]

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Fall Tour Part 3: Cold, wet, and snow. Orofino, ID to Great Falls, MT

Fall Tour Part 3:  Cold, wet, and snow.  Orofino, ID to Great Falls, MT

Day 3, Orofino to Great Falls, 610 km Saturday night between mouthfuls of Konkolville Motel’s 16 oz. grilled steak, we’ve been discussing our route home for Sunday and Monday. Before supper, we thought we had been brilliant planners, preparing for possible bad weather on our 2-day return trip from Orofino to […]

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Fall Tour Part 2 – Choteau, MT to Orofino, ID

Fall Tour Part 2 – Choteau, MT to Orofino, ID

Day 2:  Choteau, MT to Orofino, ID – 645 km From the small ‘city’ (according to the State of Montana) of Choteau (pop. 1684), we make our customary ‘wheels up’ departure at 0800h. It’s another cool, overcast day, and honestly, the weather isn’t the sunny, warm and dry day that […]

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Fall Tour, Part 1: Day 1 – Edmonton to Choteau, Montana (Route map added)

Fall Tour, Part 1:  Day 1 – Edmonton to Choteau, Montana (Route map added)

Day 1:  Edmonton to Choteau, Montana, 723 km (Scroll to end of page for route map, edited Sept. 8/2017) Late September is always an ‘iffy’ time for a Fall motorcycle tour, especially in Alberta. In 2014, we managed a glorious Fall tour into Montana, Idaho and back to Alberta in […]

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Boston – this vibrant city is a foody’s delight

Boston – this vibrant city is a foody’s delight

We visited Boston for 9 days for a big family event, and as usual, Boston never disappoints. Packed with Ivy League and countless other universities, the Boston area is a hot bed of higher academia and for hi tech enterprises. And the restaurants are superb.  We dined with Boston relatives […]

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Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

A beautiful, sunny, warm day in Alberta today. A wonderful day for a motorcycle ride and to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Happy Canada Day!

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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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Tradition – 2017 marks 10th annual Schnitzel Run, Part 1

Tradition – 2017 marks 10th annual Schnitzel Run, Part 1

Our collective memory is failing.  Of the 20 hardy riders that made the annual Victoria Day weekend trek from Edmonton (and 3 from Victoria, BC), none of us could remember if this was the 10th or 11th year we’ve ridden to Cranbrook to indulge in schnitzel at Frank’s Steak & Schnitzel […]

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Ecco Yura GTX review

Ecco Yura GTX review

About a year ago Ingrid and I were traveling with her brother and his wife on a 2-week tour of Europe. We did a lot of walking.  My brother-in-law, John, raved about the Ecco ‘walking’ shoes he was wearing.  On one day, we walked some 16 kilometers sightseeing in Prague. […]

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BMW R1200RT liquid-cooled ‘Wethead’ – Best sport-tourer for long distance travel, ever?

BMW R1200RT liquid-cooled ‘Wethead’ – Best sport-tourer for long distance travel, ever?

After 3 years of ownership, I’ve concluded that my 2014 BMW R1200RT (aka ‘Wethead), is simply the best motorcycle I’ve owned, ever. Normally, after 3 or 4 years of owning a motorcycle, my eyes begin to wander.  I begin scanning the environment for something new to replace whatever I’m riding […]

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