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The Motorbike Show – 10 episodes on Netflix now. Highly recommended

The Motorbike Show – 10 episodes on Netflix now.  Highly recommended

Winter.  Blah!  For we winter bound motorcyclists, winter is hell. Since we’re already ‘saddled up’ on our sofas for winter, we might as well make the best of our time living vicariously, and if that means experiencing motorcycling via the TV, so be it. I’ve just ‘discovered’ The Motorbike Show on Netflix. […]

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2018 Police Vehicle Testing – your complete guide to performance statistics

2018 Police Vehicle Testing – your complete guide to performance statistics

I have this special ‘thing’ for police cars. Here in North America, police vehicles are typically big and rugged.  Everything is ‘heavy duty’ to meet the demands of policing, which means long periods of idling to full blown, pedal-to-the-medal high speeds where rapid response is critical. Each year, the Michigan […]

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2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro – City fuel mileage

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro – City fuel mileage

Our most recent fuel economy results continue to be satisfying. In city driving, our 2018 Audi A4 TFSI Quattro, equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 252 horsepower engine, 7-speed DCT automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel-drive has returned 9.4 l/100 km (or 30.0 Imp mpg on premium unleaded fuel) in city driving.  […]

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Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

It’s been quite a few months since we last dined at Max’s Restaurant in Edmonton’s west end.  Max’s specializes in Filipino cuisine, and as I’ve described to many foody friends unfamiliar with food from this part of the world, it’s kinda like Chinese food. Kinda like Chinese food, but not.  […]

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Travel memories – Gillette, Wyoming

Travel memories – Gillette, Wyoming

A few images from our 2008 tour to Gillette, Wyoming for the BMW national rally.  Some great memories riding with good friends.

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The Total Motorcycling Manual – winter reading for house-bound motorcyclists

The Total Motorcycling Manual – winter reading for house-bound motorcyclists

PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) got you down? Here’s some winter reading for you. “The Total Motorcycling Manual”, by Mark Lindemann and the Editors of Cycle World magazine is a bargain bin ‘find’ I just picked up at Indigo in Edmonton’s South Common big box shopping district. While the soft-bound book […]

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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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Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness

Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness

I’ve had a hankering for SFC – Seoul Fried Chicken, a fast food take out restaurant on Calgary Trail a few blocks south of Whyte Avenue in Edmonton. SFC was named by Avenue Magazine as one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton in 2016, and also named as one […]

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Fujifilm X-T2 – we buy into a new, smaller, lighter camera system for travel

Fujifilm X-T2 – we buy into a new, smaller, lighter camera system for travel

Let’s face it.  Camera equipment is expensive, especially if you’re a photo ‘enthusiast.’ ‘Pro’ photographers have their equipment purchased for them or if they’re freelancers, they can write off (depreciate) the cost of their equipment against their income. We regular photographers have to think long and hard before buying new […]

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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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