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The 2018 “See the U.S. Desert” Road Trip. 7,674 km of touring perfection in the 2018 Audi A4

The 2018 “See the U.S. Desert” Road Trip.  7,674 km of touring perfection in the 2018 Audi A4

My wife Ingrid has for years yearned to see the United States desert.  Personally, I’ve never had a good stereotype image of the American deserts, with most of my impressions gleaned from Hollywood western movies. The desert? Just a bunch of sand punctuated regularly with unusual looking cacti, right? Boy, was […]

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Inside Jaguar: Making a Million Pound Car. Now showing on Netflix

Inside Jaguar:  Making a Million Pound Car.  Now showing on Netflix

The E-type Jaguar (aka Jaguar XKE in North America) is considered by many hardcore auto enthusiasts to be THE most beautiful car ever produced.  Period. While that may be debatable, there’s no arguing the E-type is a beautiful sportscar, one that would makes grown men weak-kneed when viewed in the metal. […]

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Fuel consumption update – 2018 Audi A4 2.0 quattro

Fuel consumption update – 2018 Audi A4 2.0 quattro

We’ve had our 2018 Audi A4 for some 4 months now.  With 4,450 km on the odometer since acquiring the car in October, the Audi’s 2.0-litre DOHC turbocharged 252 horsepower 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission continues to impress. The fuel economy for a turbocharged 4-cylinder fulltime […]

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La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB

La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB

Last weekend we had the pleasure of trying a new restaurant, La Patrona, a Mexican restaurant that brands itself as a purveyor of ‘authentic Mexican cuisine.’ Our reservation for 4 had been made mid-week, and the earliest sitting we could book was 7:30 pm Saturday.  When we arrived, the small […]

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Travel memories – China, 2009

Travel memories – China, 2009
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Nudoru Ramen Bar, Edmonton, AB

Nudoru Ramen Bar, Edmonton, AB

Last Saturday was a cold winter night.  We decided to head into town to dine at Nudoru Ramen Bar on Edmonton’s trendy Whyte Avenue near the University of Alberta. It’s minus twenty-something degrees Celsius, and it’s been snowing hard all day.  A tall windrow of snow is piled high along the centreline […]

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Travel memories – 2011 MRT (Motorcycle Rally for Travelers) Rally, Toad Rock Campground, BC

Travel memories – 2011 MRT (Motorcycle Rally for Travelers) Rally, Toad Rock Campground, BC

 

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Icon helmet maintenance stand – review

Icon helmet maintenance stand – review

Some time ago I was in the accessory department of a local powersports dealership, looking at new helmets.  I asked the clerk if the cheekpads were replaceable with a thinner ones to accommodate my fat face. She whipped out a black, oval shaped rubber ‘donut’, placed the helmet upside down […]

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2018 Edmonton Motorcycle Show – our favourite new bikes

2018 Edmonton Motorcycle Show – our favourite new bikes
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2018 Calgary Motorcycle Show, Jan 5-7, starts today

2018 Calgary Motorcycle Show, Jan 5-7, starts today

The 2018 motorcycle season has arrived! Kicking off the year is Calgary’s 2018 Motorcycle Show, which starts today (Friday, doors open at 12:00 noon) and runs Saturday 10:00 AM – 8″00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) at the Stampede Park. Edmonton’s Motorcycle Show starts Friday, Jan 12th and runs […]

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