Author: Jonathan Whiting

I help people build better web apps and make a difference in the world. I enjoy sharing what I am learning and find interesting. I live on the Left Coast of Canada with my wife. Follow me on Twitter.

Yes! The 09-13 Subaru Forester 2.5XT has bigger front brakes than the non-turbo Forester. So I was unsure if they would fit. Method’s website say they clear 300mm callipers. I checked the owners manual and the Subaru Forester’s are 300mm. Hopeful they would clear the brakes, I nervously placed the order and waited patiently. And today…

Read More Do 15 inch Method 502 wheels fit a 2009-2013 Subaru Forester 2.5XT?

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I’d been considering setting up an adventure vehicle to access the backcountry roads for ski touring. A 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5XT sat stored at our property for a year. It was my folks’ and then my younger brother’s until he got married and moved to the UK. It needed some work so they offered it…

Read More 09-13 Subaru Forester XT – The start of an adventure vehicle

Riding the 2016 Penticton Granfondo

The Penticton Granfondo is two months away. So how do you train for a 160 kilometer event in just 8 weeks? Having ridden Dave’s Ride Granfondo, Penticton Axel Merckx Granfondo, and Whatshan Granfondo here’s my strategy to prepare in just 8 weeks. This will help anyone who’s able to ride about 30km’s on the bike…

Read More How to train for a Granfondo in 2 months

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For the past year a 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5XT has sat stored at our property. It was my folks and then my younger brother drove it until he got married last year and moved to the UK. It needed some work so they offered it to us. I had other things I’ve been working on……

Read More From the backyard to the backcountry – the start of an adventure vehicle

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Often confused and misused – Here is a list of the most common off-road terms and definitions for your reading pleasure. Off-road \ ˈȯf-ˈrōd \ A vehicle being designed to operate away from public roads. First known use of the word off-road was in 1954. [Merriam Webster]   Off-roading \ ˈȯf-ˈrōd′iŋ \ Off-roading is the…

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In 1974, Cycle World Senior Editor D. Randy Riggs prepares to launch the Honda CB550 at the now defunct Orange County International Speedway In 1974, Cycle World Senior Editor D. Randy Riggs prepares to launch the Honda CB550 at the now defunct Orange County International Speedway

Recently I’ve become fascinated by the story of Honda’s CB500 and CB550, having recently acquired one. Read reviews and road tests of either bike and you see a statements like Motorcycle Mechanics “one of the ‘show stealers’”, or Motorcyclist magazine’s “possibly the best all-around street bike on the market.” Yet, while the story of the CB750…

Read More Honda CB500/550 and the soul of Honda 1971-1978

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In the dead of winter I purchased a 45 year old motorcycle. My neighbour helped me pull it out of my snow shovelled trailer. An older gentleman, he seemed surprisingly at ease as he guided it down over the harden ice. He shared how seeing the motorcycle brought him back. But the bike looked in…

Read More The 1970s Honda CB-550 sport bike and the surprising parallels with the Porsche 911

After upgrading you MacOS, you will need to reconfigure your MAMP server. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to do. However, sometime hiccups happen. Here’s a quick guide to follow that will walk you through the things to check. 1. enable php.ini cd /etc move default to php.ini sudo cp php.ini-5.2-previous php.ini If you need to resetup…

Read More Migrating PHP and Apache to latest Mac OS after update