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columnist David PocockSo, how many folk REALLY LOOK at their tires?  How often do you look at them?  What are you looking for?

Possibly the most important part of a bike, safety wise, are the tires.  Think about it, these are the sole contact between the road and the bike, they are how we stop, start and go around corners.  If the tires are too soft or too hard, the bike handles VERY poorly if the tires are too worn they will not grip the road in wet conditions and are prone to going flat.  If you are using the wrong kind of tire for your bike that too will contribute to poor performance.  On a bike the contact patch is so much smaller than for a car or truck so therefore it is that much more important to us the rider.

Here are some things to watch for.

Published in Trapper's Trail
Thursday, 01 May 2014 06:00

2014 Medicine Hat Swap Meet

columnist Denise DollzWhat has commonly been known as the Medicine Hat Swap Meet (held at Harmony Hall in Redcliff) changed organizers for 2014.

When word got out that Tracy & George would NOT be organizing a meet this year Darwin stepped up and ran with it.

Published in Alberta
Thursday, 01 May 2014 06:00

Bandaged Paws Dog Park Cleanup!

Dog-Park-Clean-Up With overwhelming support from the City of Grande Prairie, Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue is very excited to announce the 1st annual dog park cleanup! 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Alberta

columnist David PocockI often get asked,”What tools do I need in a tool kit on the bike?”

My answer.

What kind of riding are you doing, just in town or do you plan on going on long trips?

If you’re going to be staying in town with maybe short trip just outside the city limits then might be you don’t “really” need to have a kit at all.  If you feel you want to have a kit then a basic set of sockets, a screwdriver, a Spark plug socket for the size of spark plug in YOUR bike and maybe a pair of pliers.  Yes, there are basically three different sizes of spark plug used in bikes today also be aware that on many bikes there is limited room between the outside of the plug and the space in the top of the cylinder head to get a socket so bear that in mind and buy a GOOD quality thin wall socket.

Published in Trapper's Trail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:00

Healthy Riding

columnist David PocockWe, as a community, will talk endlessly about our bikes and how we keep then running and or improve the way they handle / run / perform . . . but how often do we do the same for ourselves?  How often, as we go on this or that run, do we really look at what we do for ourselves?  Think about it, do we always make sure we get enough sleep before we head out on a long ride to, or from a given event?  Do we make sure we eat enough to balance out against the rigours of the ride, do we take in enough fluids (not beer / whiskey / wine)?  Many of us are now, I’m sorry to point it out, no longer under 30 or even 40 and all of this will and does take it’s toll. 

Published in Trapper's Trail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00

Art & The Motorcycle - Vintage Indian Chief

Owner:  Milt Begin

Year: 2011

art motorcycle 15th editionMake: Indian

Model: Vintage Indian Chief

Name: The Indian

 

Published in Alberta

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