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On Balance

All aboard for a road trip

Jan 16, 2020 / 6:00 am

Cold enough for ya? I’m sure wishing the tractor had heated grips and seat right now, that’s for sure. Man, even a windshield would be an...

A Winter's Tale...

Jan 2, 2020 / 6:00 am

....... and other classics. It’s New Year’s Eve as I write this, and the weather outside is, well, frightful. Happily, we elected not to join the...

The road to Christmas

Dec 19, 2019 / 6:00 am

You know the sign that makes you nuts on a busy multi-lane roadway, right? “Road narrows, lane closed.” Aaack! There’s two different ways we...

Frozen assets

Dec 5, 2019 / 6:00 am

Brrr! A whole lot of cold and white out there, eh? Had to plow the driveway, so this must be it. Officially winter. That run up and down the driveway and all...

Into the unknown

Nov 21, 2019 / 6:00 am

Into the Unknown: Who’s Your Data? They say the best way to learn something is to teach it. That is what I’ve been up to with this motorcycle safety...

Darkness is not your friend

Nov 7, 2019 / 6:00 am

Night Riding: There Be Dragons! There we were, having a great late season, and Pow! It all went dark. The annual fallback debacle, never welcome when I’m...

The irony of not walking

Oct 24, 2019 / 6:00 am

Mental Health alert! OK, this is still a column about traffic safety, especially but not exclusively for motorcyclists. First though, I have to look after an...

What's stopping you?

Oct 10, 2019 / 10:01 am

We motorcyclists are a pretty unstable bunch. Sad, but true. Oddly, this didn’t come up when I was grinding through the obligatory psychology degree. It...

Dead man's curve

Sep 26, 2019 / 6:00 am

Our beautiful B.C. is a land of fantastical landscapes, of deep and winding valleys through steep and rugged mountainous terrain. Those of us who love riding...

Taking mayors for a ride

Sep 12, 2019 / 7:32 am

The BC Coalition of Motorcyclists hosts an annual event in the spring, when they invite provincial MLAs to join them on their bikes for a run around Victoria...

Crossing the golden line

Aug 29, 2019 / 6:00 am

Remember Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs? Nah, me neither. But right around now, Labour Day weekend, I can’t get away from their big hit in ‘66:...

How do you like your eggs?

Aug 15, 2019 / 11:52 am

It's August, an uneasy time, breakfast too often comes with bad news about how it's going out there for motorcyclists. I've been thinking about the...

Saving Dad's head, and life

Aug 1, 2019 / 6:00 am

Motorcycle helmets, salad bowls, and prize cabbages When was Father’s Day? Did I miss it? Did you? Or,id you give him something kind of lame, but you...

Upside down and backward

Jul 18, 2019 / 6:10 am

Wrong view of traffic safety Here's a party trick for you: ask the assembled multitudes what's the first thing that comes to mind about motorcycle...

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