Dave Conrad (Street Articles Author)

Originally from Nova Scotia, I have retired and now live on southern Vancouver Island. My 37 years in federal service, Air Force and Canadian Coast Guard, lead me everywhere from the Canadian high Arctic, both coasts, Great Lakes and a two year stint in Bermuda. Hobbies include writing, wood turning and motorcycling.

I have been known to turn very expensive and exotic wood in a pile of useless shavings in a very short time. I think I have the record on that.

My novels generally take me a year to write and two years to edit.

My third hobby, motorcycling, seems to be the only hobby I am fairly good at but it has taken me 46 years of riding to get to the level I am at. I plan to keep riding until I am so old that I can't remember where I parked it or can't remember how to start it.

Pax Vobiscum

Sportster Oil Leaks
Oil Leaking from Valve Covers You may have bought yourself a used Sportster, in great shape, but you eventually find that your Sportster has oil leaks from under the valve covers. Sometimes, these leaks become more pronounced because you have switched to synthetic oil which gets into the nooks and…
By:  in  Automotive  >  Motorcycles   Aug 20, 2012  
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Installing Aftermarket Motorcycle Exhausts
There are numerous reasons why many of us buy aftermarket exhausts. Exhausts on older bikes are usually pretty rotten after twenty or so years and normally need replacement. Newer bikes often have cosmetic damage such as scrapes and staining. Some of us replace our exhausts simply because we want a…
By:  in  Automotive  >  Motorcycles   Aug 18, 2012  
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How to Publish Your E - book on Kindle
So, you have finished your book. Congratulations and well done. Now, what do you do with it? If you are a new writer, do not be discouraged if you find that you cannot find a publisher will to consider reading it. To get a book published, you really need a…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Book Marketing   Jun 28, 2012  
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Casa Particular - Where to Stay In Cuba
Cuba is a place of sun and relaxation. Like all sunny destinations, you usually choose a resort which has a great beach where you sit back unwind. That is wonderful if you are a beach person but many of us want to really see the country we are visiting. If…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Bed Breakfast Inns   Jun 27, 2012  
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Vance And Hines Exhausts
Of all the upgrades you can find for your motorcycle, few will surpass a good set of exhausts. Whether it is for esthetic reasons or performance, your exhausts can radically change the character of your mount. For me, my newly purchased 2007 Sportster was in mint shape except for the…
By:  in  Automotive  >  Motorcycles   Apr 22, 2012  
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