New Pen Day - LAMY 2000

LAMY 2000

The GOAT. A belated gift to myself on the occasion of my being promoted to a Director position. My first gold nib. It’s German. It’s a piston filler. What’s not to like? I don’t think I am a huge fan of hooded nibs in general, but …

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New Pen Day - LAMY Studio LX All Black

LAMY Studio LX All Black

I really enjoy my LAMY Studio Imperial Blue pen. I like it so much I even replaced the steel nib with a gold nib. But the chromed section makes it a bit of a challenge to use for extended periods of writing. The LX All Black edition has a rubberized …

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Old Pen Day - Rotring ArtPen

Rotring ArtPen

The one that started it all, more or less. I bought myself a Rotring ArtPen sometime around 1984 - 1986, so at around 12 - 14 years old. My Father was in the Canadian Military and we were living in Germany at the time. I recall doing some fountain pen related artwork …

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New Pens Day - LAMY Studio, TWSBI Diamond 580ALR

LAMY Studio Imperial Blue

A birthday gift from the Mum-in-Law! The LAMY Studio in Imperial Blue, and the TWSBI Diamond 580 ALR in Nickel Gray.

The LAMY Studio

So we’re off to a bit of a bad start with this pen. Lots of dry lines / false starts using the stock LAMY ink cartridge …

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GS Training with BMW MC Ottawa

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The BMW Motorrad Club of Ottawa is developing an off-road skills program, and I was invited to participate in an initial trial run. Very basic off-road GS skills including leaning the bike on off-road surfaces, emergency stopping with reduced traction, hill climbs, etc. Nothing too challenging, except at the very …

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Anlas Capra X

Capra-X

With plans to do some off-road stuff on my moto, I bought some appropriate rubber. I posted a bit of a running review over on the R1200GS forums. The Coles Notes version is: I don’t have much off-road experience to compare these tires to, but they seemed to work …

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The Arai XD-4

I have a Shoei RF-1200 head. The RF-1200 in an XL is the best fitting and most comfortable helmet I have owned, yet when my lovely all white RF-1200 with its extremely cool Mass Effect and Destiny the Game stickers was due for replacement, my eyes started …

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