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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 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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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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0-100 kph on banana peels?? Subaru markets the ’18 WRX with ‘atypical’ acceleration videos

0-100 kph on banana peels??  Subaru markets the ’18 WRX with ‘atypical’ acceleration videos

The clever marketing mavens at Subaru have with 6 fun videos, showing the 2018 Subaru WRX’s superb all-wheel-drive capabilities in a unique fashion. The 6 short videos show the sporty WRX doing 1-100 kph acceleration runs on ‘atypical’ surfaces:  Banana peels; runway foam; ‘road from hell’; wet asphalt; powder; and […]

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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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Southgate Audi’s Sport Tour test drive

Southgate Audi’s Sport Tour test drive
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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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Massimino’s Cucina Italiano, Boston, MA

Massimino’s Cucina Italiano, Boston, MA

We attended a recent family function in Boston, and the first thing Ingrid said when we got there was, “I want to eat at Massimino’s.” We had dined at this family run Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End when we were last in Boston 5 years ago, and had one […]

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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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