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COZY, VELOREX, CHAMPION AND CALIFORNIA SIDECARS - Installations and custom subframes built to mount most sidecars to almost any bike. Customers sidecars installed. Custom built sidecars and trailers. Member Sidecar Industry Council. R & T Motorrad, 86 Thrasher Road, Plainfield, Ont. KOK 2V0.613-477-1130, email porkchopp lks.net, www.sidecarcanada.com There was nothing more thrilling than the final bell on the last day of school. I remember watching the long hand on the clock slowly tick...

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The pretense behind online dating is enticing. The reason the hopelessly lovesick sign up to Lavalife, Match, com and Puckerup Personals, say digital daters, is that it brings logic to what has hithertofore been a completely capricious process. By checking off that you like long walks to the beach and sky-diving in the nude you are eliminating the future potential conflicts that, we are told, are the seed of the sky-high divorce rate that plagues North America. Listen to E-harmony ads long...

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I laughed at his new boots, and, pointing, gasped at the thought of him wearing them untried for a race. The rider, Phil Read, scoffed at my joking remarks, but I noticed after the race that he had switched to his old boots. In grand prix circles in the '60s, wearing new boots or new leathers in a race was certain to cause misfortune, most often in the form of a spill. Both had to be scrubbed in during practice before being considered safe in a race. Among other superstitions held by racers,...

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PIONEERING PHOTOGRAPHER HAROLD Edgerton specialized in capturing objects in motion in pin-sharp immobility. His photographs of a bullet splitting a playing card in half or exploding into the flesh of an apple are surreal in that they allow contemplation at leisure of what is invisible to the naked eye. The images are light-speed life frozen in perpetuity. And it is Harold Edgerton's oeuvre that pops into my mind in the beginning stages of a highside that is surely going to spit me onto the...

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As it turned out, the Alaska Highway was a doddle, not anywhere near as challenging as the local roads, but the Alaska Highway is the only paved road up there, and there are some scary roads up there that were no fun on the FJ. On a trip from Edmonton to New Orleans he got sick of paved roads and their traffic. I thought, this is silly. The only place I'm not surrounded by trucks is on gravel roads. When I got back from that trip, the F had a For Sale sign on it. His next...

By Neil Graham

II f you listened to the pundits, Brett McCormick's first step into oblivion was at the end of the 2008 season. That's when he chose to resign from the powerful Canadian Kawasaki racing team and jumped ship to the Suzuki squad run by Pascal Picotte. No one doubted Picotte's credentials as a racer or as a businessman he'd made a ton of money in the late '90s humping Harley's VR1000 superbike to results it had no right to receive. But despite those successes and his superbike titles for Yamaha in...

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To Canada's leading motorcycle magazine Varadero You're not ordinary. And neither is this bike. It's not made for milk runs, unless you plan on getting goat's milk in the Pyrenees. II you want something that can take you on the adventure of a lifetime, then say hello to the Honda Varadero. It's traversed the globe, proven its daily worth in Europe, and it's ready to tackle the Canadian landscape. Wherever you want to go, wherever the road leads-or doesn't-the Varadero is up for the challenge....

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As improbable as it sounds, life is improbable as it sounas, me is returning to the 'Motor City one semi-legal moped race at a.time. . By Paul Bremner. Photography by Lana Munjas. On my private fear-factor scale, lost in Detroit ranks just below the phone call is coming from inside the house. So when I realize we've taken a wrong turn, cold sweat trickles down my back. The plan had been straightforward cross into Detroit from Windsor, Ontario, on the Ambassador Bridge,...