Mid-November Last Gasps

The Tiger's still purring to the edge of winter!  Mid November and I'm still commuting in to work!  It was -2°C while riding past frost covered grass on the way in, but a comfortable 12°C and sunny on the way home. I should be able to two wheel it in…

Demo Daze

Kawasaki Canada's Demo-Day, if there is one inyour neighborhood, I highly recommend headingout for a day of diverse riding experience.There aren't many opportunities to ride motorcycles when you first start out.  If you're a new rider buying even a second hand bike generally happens without a test ride.  Based on…

March Break Moments

Some random moments from the weekend... Mercury & Venus at sunset - using the P610 Nikon superzoom bridge camera - I tried higher zoom shots but they didn't come out (wobbly atmosphere, shaky, cold hands) Fat finches on the feeder - Using the Canon Rebel T6i with the long 'kit'…

Turning Tedium Into Adventure

It was actually warmer this month than it was last as I headed over to Erin for a monthly meeting.  I thought I'd had my last ride then, but instead I'm still at it as November begins. The commute in to work starts before sunrise these days, it's often below…

Stretched Thin

I need to reflect my way out of a dark corner.  Yesterday I got some surprise PD on students I have with profound hearing loss.  The PD was quality.  The person presenting it was not only very knowledgeable, but she was also wearing two cochlear implants, so could speak from…

CBR900RR Bits & Pieces

1997 Honda CBR900RR parts, but I'm buying too many online when I'd rather buy them locally.  For someone who would rather support local business, I'm frustrated at the lack of competent parts people.  Canadian Tire needs to do better. Fram oil filters: The oil filter for the CBR is a…