• Editorial - January 19, 2015

    Learning to Learn

    Ahead of me the starter shows an open left hand of five fingers along with the thumb of the right hand. Six digits total, for a race of six laps. Full story »

  • Editorial - November 25, 2014

    The myth about motorcycling

    There is a myth that’s been propagated about motorcycling. A myth fostered, in part, by the brilliance of modern motorcycles. Two-fifty Hondas and 650 V-Stroms and low-slung cruisers with… Full story »

  • Editorial - July 30, 2014

    The art of escapism

    My favourite place in the world — of what I’ve seen of it so far — is Barry and Gail Brown’s home in eastern Ontario. It was once a mill … Full story »

  • Editorial - July 4, 2014


    Amnesia. The best word in the English language. Now that the bloom of summer is upon us it’s hard to summon the memory of the winter that was. Or of … Full story »

  • Editorial - June 7, 2014

    Down the rabbit hole

    I had the best of intentions. I’d dropped my daughter at school and was marching straight home to my computer to write this editorial. I didn’t yet have a topic … Full story »

  • Editorial - June 5, 2014

    The great debate

    I’m absolutely fascinated by motorcycle crashes. Motorcycles transform from vehicles of immense grace to angry bulls in milliseconds, and pity the rider who… Full story »

  • Editorial - May 29, 2014

    Learning to love

    By Neil Graham He was tall, strong, mean and dirty. And for a summer I stood across from him and listened as he sang country songs. I was 17, working … Full story »

  • Editorial - March 28, 2014

    From dark to light

    By Neil Graham Composer Jean Sibelius would sit in his cabin outside Helsinki and play piano to a portrait of his dead daughter. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt… Full story »

  • Editorial - March 13, 2014

    It's a make-believe world

    By Neil Graham I thought I was making headway. In early summer a crew busted out the landing-strip-thick concrete pad in my backyard and was preparing to lay paving stones … Full story »

  • Editorial - March 3, 2014

    Harley's small bikes will succeed

    By Neil Graham I knew this past fall that Harley-Davidson’s lightweight models were on the way, but I couldn’t picture what they would be like. With most brands,… Full story »

  • Editorial - February 19, 2014

    Let go and let the bike

    By Neil Graham “Relax” he said, “and keep your eyes up.” But despite the riding instructor’s encouragement, I was not relaxed. I was about to… Full story »

  • Editorial - December 12, 2013

    All wound up

    We nodded at each other over cups of coffee as we sat at adjoining tables in the outdoor café. “I was that guy you passed east of town,” he said. Full story »