Entries by Richard Cleaver

Nikon Zee or Zed

The end of the DSLR? Nikon finally revealed two mirrorless cameras today. A necessary response to the market demand for sophisticated mirrorless cameras. Thom Hogan offers a thoughtful post on the re-entry of Nikon into the mirrorless world. Finally, here’s the dirt simple truth. The three primary sources of camera purchase are: New users (e.g. […]

A Bus In Hamburg

When we were wandering around Hamburg, Germany a few weeks back, I came across a number of tour buses operated by Hansa Rundfahrt. I took this shot just outside one of the churches in Hamburg. This is what they have to say about themselves on their website: Die Hansa Rundfahrt GmbH ist ein erfahrenes und […]

Full Frontal

I have done FTP tests numerous times over the years. It comes with the territory if you are interested in improving your performance on a bike. FTP gives you a number and you base your training effort against that number. I hate FTP tests. They are really awful. You ramp up through a progressive warm-up […]

Fantastical 2

It was innocent enough really. The App Store was telling me that I had an update for Fantastical 2. And what should you do when you have an update from the App Store? Well, in this case, I probably should have left the update alone. The story begins with me applying the update. I have […]

Retirement One Week In

I retired on July 20th, 2018. But really, the first few weeks of my retirement consisted of travelling through places like Geiranger, Norway, pictured above. In other words, I was on vacation for the first few weeks. Now that I am back home, I can look at this week as being my first week of […]

Why I Sold My Kemper

Morgan AC 20 Deluxe. Sold. Clark Beaufort. Sold. Fender Super Champ. Sold. Mesa Boogie Road King Dual Rectifier with 4×12 Cab. Sold. Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18. Sold. Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. Sold. Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special. For Sale. Fender ’64 Deluxe Reissue. For Sale. Fender ’57 Tweed Deluxe Reissue. For Sale. That leaves me […]


I am cross posting about our trip to Norway at rvcastaways and you can follow along there as well if you like. This post will focus on some of the architecture that we discovered in Bergen, Norway. Bergen is a small city by Canadian standards although it is the second-largest city in Norway. The population […]