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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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McLaren – documentary on Netflix covers life of Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Race Cars

McLaren – documentary on Netflix covers life of Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Race Cars

McLaren, a 2017 documentary film about the life of New Zealand race car driver and designer, has recently appeared on Netfilx. I’ve got a strong, personal attachment to McLaren race cars.  As a teenager growing up in Calgary, my group of buddies were hard core car guys, and specifically, we […]

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First Big Cycle Event of 2018! Echo Cycle’s ‘Back in Black’ Triumph new model unveiling tour

First Big Cycle Event of 2018!  Echo Cycle’s ‘Back in Black’ Triumph new model unveiling tour

Happy New Year! The 2018 riding season starts off with a big bang this year. Edmonton Triumph dealer Echo Cycle is hosting another big unveiling event, and is slated to show the entire 2018 Triumph motorcycle line up at their big ‘Back in Black’ party, Wednesday, January 10th, 2018. The […]

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Travel memories – Prince Rupert tour 2010

Travel memories – Prince Rupert tour 2010
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Extreme winter driving highway fuel economy – 2018 Audi A4

Extreme winter driving highway fuel economy – 2018 Audi A4

We spent Christmas in Calgary and returned to Edmonton in extreme winter driving conditions, -23.5 degrees Celsius. Our 2018 Audi A4 2.0-litre turbocharged all-wheel-drive sedan transported us in comfort and security. Impressively (given the extreme cold temperatures combined with about 25 km of city driving before hitting the highway), the […]

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1977 Montesa Cota 247T Trail refurbishment

1977 Montesa Cota 247T Trail refurbishment

Long story short:  I bought this 1977 Montesa Cota 247T Trail bike new off the showroom floor of European Motorcycles in Calgary, AB. in 1978. I rode it a few years and damaged it moderately off road riding, bending the handlebars, breaking the headlight lens and pranging the front alloy […]

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Travel memories – Oregon, 2013

Travel memories – Oregon, 2013
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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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