Category Archives: General

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Ron’s Ride

I’m feeling kind of melancholy at the moment. September 7, 2010 our friend Ron Remenda passed away suddenly. He left us way too early but knew he was on borrowed time, having suffered a heart attack several years earlier. Ron … Continue reading

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Mental Snapshots of the South

While we have been  on the road I have been putting together small articles for Canadian Biker. A piece that I did on the Wheels Through Time museum has already been accepted. I also put something assembled as we rode along describing all … Continue reading

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Motion Induced Blindness

When we were teaching new riders, our objective was to take drivers and turn them into riders. That might be lost on some and it was on most at the start, but once they got into traffic they usually became … Continue reading

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Norton

I just got this short You Tube video in an email from a friend. The creativity some people possess never fails to amaze me. Check this out. Norton    

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Riding Gear. And you thought the bike was expensive!

Yes, buying riding gear can be like buying software after getting the computer – secondary sticker shock.  Let’s not even talk about accessories. Because this blog is primarily about touring, I’ll be writing about protective gear from a touring prospective … Continue reading

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“The wave”

This is an improbable thing to write about but an unbelievable number of riders seem to be concerned about a very trivial thing. Some riders – sorry, mostly non-Harley riders – get all in a knot because some riders don’t … Continue reading

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Our training days come to an end

All of our lives are never static. That’s a good thing most of the time and although we wrestled with a tough decision for a couple of days, it has definitely turned out for the best. We have spent our … Continue reading

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Dream Rangers

When Arlene and I first decided to live together as a couple, there was very little we hadn’t learned about one another during the countless hours talking together for four years.  When confronted with a blended family with three strapping teenagers vying for position … Continue reading

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Kicking the year off with a bang

The Vancouver Motorcycle Show ran from January 20 – 23. We helped our bosses, Bob and Pam from Open Road, set the booth up on Wednesday then staffed it every day all day for the duration of the show. Bob … Continue reading

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Who remembers AJS?

Anyone who rode in the 60’s and earlier is familiar with British iron – usually Triumph and BSA. Other brands shared the road such as Matchless, Norton, Ariel, Velocette, Vincent and AJS but they had started to fall off throughout the … Continue reading

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