BMW R1200 GS World’s Most Successful Perfected -Woman Riders’ Agree
The “BMW GS” concept has embodied riding pleasure and the desire for adventure for over 30 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin “boxer” engine. The “big GS” allows a motorcyclist to explore the most remote corners of the world – an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off on their travels. But the GS was and still is much more than this. Whether sports-style cornering on winding country roads, excellent travel times due to high motorway speeds, and relaxed tours with a passenger or daring rides over rough terrain – every GS has offered supreme mastery of these skills in its respective era and this won’t change with the new version. Continue reading
While I never claim to be a photographer I am always looking for something to make my life easier. Cheryl bought me this camera for Christmas 2012 and I have to say so far so good for a “Superzoom”. Read an experts view because that I am not. If you look at my most recent post from January 15, 2012 you will see some of the pics this can take. The zoom is amazing to be honest and any wild life you see I take means the bird etc are usually FAR FAR away.
Oh No, Not Another Superzoom!
OK, I admit it. I have a soft spot for so-called Superzoom cameras and have reviewed quite a few of them on these pages over the years. I have looked at even more than I have reviewed, and found most (read – all) wanting, usually in the area of image quality.
The new Canon SX50 HS was announced at Photokina in September, 2012, started shipping in October at a SMLP of $480, and by early November had dropped to $369 at some US retailers. This means a drop of at least -20% during its first month on sale. Who knows how many of these ended up as stocking-stuffers by Christmas. Continue reading
Sorry that the video is a bit dark and no zooms. Cheryl is away and I promise our second impressions video will be better done. Hope this video will provide you all with some useful info and isn’t too painful to watch.
UPDATE: We sold both suits. Just turned out they were not fir us, too stiff.
840D Cordura Shell = thick
Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 11:26AM
Photos by Tom Riles and Brian Nelson
by Ken Freund
Yamaha has been selling this new Super Ténéré adventure-touring model in Europe for several years now and is finally bringing it to North America. Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”) is the word for “desert” in the language of the Tuareg tribe that resides in the region of the Sahara where Timbuktu is located. The first bike to carry the Super Ténéré name was the 1989 XTZ750 twin and it won the trans-Saharan Dakar Rally six times — so this new machine has good DNA! Continue reading
PRUDHOE BAY MOTEL, ADVGRRLS TRIP ADVISER REVIEW
Yeah this hotel is expensive at $110 per person but there are not many choices in Deadhorse. PLUS, you get to eat 24 hrs a day in their really good cafeteria. So, for the money you get WIFI, a very clean room and facility, clean showers & bathrooms, polite locals, wear your booties to help housekeeping and all is good.