Portal to Ian Chadwick's web sites, forum,
blog and miscellaneous writing

Welcome to ianchadwick.com. Herein are my pages and essays about Henry Hudson, tequila, Triumph Motorcycles, William Shakespeare, hot peppers, Canadian unity, W650, Mexico, Cuba, SUVs, sign bylaws, harmonica reviews, and more. Included are rants, raves, passions, nonsense and sockdolagers, with a few interesting links and some educational brouhaha, by Collingwood's former newspaper editor, and still resident curmudgeon and mumpsimus. Click the links or the pictures to jump to the appropriate section. Last updated: October 28, 2007. All of my sites are undergoing constant upgrades, changes and renewals. The new tequila site is completed and was put online in late June, 2007, replacing the existing site, in June, 2007. If a particular page appears down or unavailable, please check back again in a short while - it is probably just being rebuilt and will be restored in a short time.
Comments? Email me: ichadwick@rogers.com


Quick links


Henry Hudson

Triumph Motorcycles

British motorcycles

Other motorcycles


Mexican notes

My Blog

Picture galleries

Election 2006

Ukuleles NEW



Join the discussion forum to ask questions, make comments, vote in polls, rate your favourite tequilas, discuss Henry Hudson and Triumph motorcycles, read up-to-date industry news, and meet other tequila and bike aficionados.


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This site and any pictures taken by the author are copyright © Ian Chadwick 2008. Images in the forum galleries are copyright © their respective owners. Do not copy or use either without prior permission.



Donations help maintain this site and allow me to continue to research and update it. All donations are welcome. Information on helping support this site is at the bottom of the right-hand column.


About me

I am a Canadian writer and editor, with a passion for history, sociology and the sciences. Click this link to read my biography.


Updated Jan. 14, 2008

  In Search of the Blue Agave
Tequila: In Search of the Blue Agave
Production, history, culture, agaves, research, diseases, brands, regulation, politics, world tequila culture, tasting, glasses, tours and more. NEW: 2008 Pocket Guide to Tequila is now available in both printed and PDF formats. Updated edition.
Henry Hudson biography and timeline
The Life & Voyages of Henry Hudson
The life of the early English explorer who sough the elusive Northwest Passage. With notes about his life, his voyages, his contemporaries and the times. 
New additions, sources and historical material
as of May, 2007.
Looking for local politics, book reviews, movie reviews, national political commentary, social comment, pop culture, rants, raves and screeds? Then check out my blog. That's where you'll read all my latest writing. Forum members can also comment on my writing.
Triumph Bonneville Scrambler
Triumph Motorcycle Timeline
125 years of Triumph Motorcycle history, models and personalities. Soon to be updated and revised.

Essays, commentaries, politics and rants
Shakespeare, hot sauces, the year 2000, SUVs, the Cuban question, Mexico and more. For my most recent writing and essays, check my blog. Also see my review of harmonicas.
See the Quick Links section above left for direct links to my other pages on Mexico, British motorcycles, motorcycle reviews, my municipal election 2006 platform, my photo galleries and links to other pieces I've written.

Please donate to help maintain this web site

To help me defray costs of maintaining this site and my forum, I would very much appreciate your donation. Use the Paypal button above (or make any online payment service payment through Paypal directly to ichadwick@rogers.com). Cheques and money orders are also accepted (just be very careful when sending the latter... always use registered mail or courier). Send mail to:
Ian Chadwick, 115 First St. Suite 502, Collingwood, ON Canada L9Y 4W3