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Other Experiences

Canadian Nationals – 1/5th Scale Offroad Racing

 How can a weekend of camping and racing be so disappointing and wonderful at the same time? Here’s how… I’m a total newbie when it comes to RC cars. I’ve owned a couple toy ones as a kid but earlier this year, I saw some friends driving their 1/5th scale, gas powered RC cars, and … Continue reading »

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It’s a Jeep Thing…and now I understand!

Recently I got to tag along with teammate Chris for a day of Off-Roading. The Sheppard Run was catered to the newer 4×4 driver who wanted to learn some new skills and techniques when taking the road less traveled. Okay, it wasn’t a road at all…more like a rutted out, muddy trail hell bent on … Continue reading »

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Algonquin Park – August 2014

Ever get the feeling that no matter how simple your plans are, that Fate is just hell bent on throwing them out the window? Well I sure do. It was a simple enough idea…load up the motorcycle (a Russian Ural with a sidecar) and go camping for a few nights. I packed up the bike … Continue reading »

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Winter Driving and Survival

(feature photo from Lesley Wimbush) Stranded in your car: Winter driving isn’t fun and some drivers have a visceral fear of it. Some people feel safe in their skills as a driver, or in their denial, and think that getting stranded in the snow would never happen to them. It’s a scarey thought so perhaps … Continue reading »

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Cast into Darkness – Will you be Ready? (part 2)

(above photo from Wobblycat Photography) During the power outage that affected Toronto, we personally coped with the challenge rather easily. The only thing that would have made things easier for us would be a gas generator running outside and running an electrical cord in to the electric heater we have (but in this case couldn’t … Continue reading »

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