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Motorcycle Lessons: The Ride (Day 3)

Oct 05, 14 Motorcycle Lessons: The Ride (Day 3)

Posted by in Alberta, Featured, Motorcycle Journeys

On day 3, when I first arrive, we were told to choose a different bike. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to ride and walked up and down the line of bikes to try and figure out what to choose: a cruiser… a sport bike… the really tall motocross… One of the instructors notices my indecision and pulls me aside: you...

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Motorcycle Lessons: Maneuvers (Day 2)

Oct 03, 14 Motorcycle Lessons: Maneuvers (Day 2)

Posted by in Alberta, Featured, Motorcycle Journeys

Day 2 begins with riding on the back of a bike with one of the instructors; this helps us discover how far we can counter-lean without the bike falling over. I continue with Sally the Marauder and a recap of the previous day’s serpentine course and figure eight. Counter-lean, counter-lean, counter-lean; the bike won’t...

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Motorcycle Lessons: The Controls (Day 1)

Oct 01, 14 Motorcycle Lessons: The Controls (Day 1)

Posted by in Alberta, Featured, Motorcycle Journeys

For thirteen of us, we all started together at McMahon Stadium… in the rain… with Too Cool Motorcycle School. Most of the riders in Calgary that get some sort of motorcycle training have found their way to Too Cool. They come highly recommended and dP is a graduate. Upon arrival we are all greeted by the energetic and...

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Rose Hill Cemetery, Antioch

Sep 29, 14 Rose Hill Cemetery, Antioch

Posted by in California, Cemeteries, Featured

The hike out to this particular cemetery was difficult. It was brutally hot and there is little in the way of shade, directions aren’t exactly the best, and during the walk I was stalked by a coyote for most of the way. To add icing to the experience, upon arrival at the cemetery, I was warned about wildlife, tarantulas, and...

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Cliff Burton Memorial

Sep 27, 14 Cliff Burton Memorial

Posted by in California, Featured, San Francisco

People always say they remember where they were when they found out that John F. Kennedy was shot. I’m sure my parents remember. I wasn’t born until the next decade. I do remember where I was when I found out that John Lennon was assassinated… and when Princess Diana died in a car crash… and even when JFK Jr....

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The Masonic Caves

Sep 25, 14 The Masonic Caves

Posted by in California, Featured, Sacramento

On a particularly long and tedious road trip, we drove over an hour out of our way to visit the Masonic Caves. We originally found the sign for the site during a visit to the Black Chasm Cavern but ran out of time and were hesitant to visit the destination because it was not marked, listed, or known. I kicked myself after (I was not...

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Black Chasm Cavern

Sep 23, 14 Black Chasm Cavern

Posted by in California, Featured, Sacramento

There are four Cave & Mine Adventures caves in the Sierra Mountains that are frequented by tourists. The most popular and known is Moaning Cavern Park, which incorporates other activities into their offering like zip-lining, kids climbing walls, birthday parties, and concerts in the cave. To me this reads: super busy all the...

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Sacramento’s Underground

Sep 21, 14 Sacramento’s Underground

Posted by in California, Featured, Sacramento

Remember John Sutter of Sutter’s Fort fame? Well… When John Sutter left Switzerland, he left behind a large family who he never really saw again… except for his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr. The elder Sutter did not have a particularly great business acumen and while gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in...

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