Sunshine Coast 100 – A True Photo Epic!

Sunshine Coast 100 – A True Photo Epic!

I sit quietly trying to think about how to write this story of our Canada 150 adventure. My legs still sore from the events of yesterday, and my body still trying to piece itself together from being shattered from the 92km and 7:58 ride to travel from Earls Cove to Gibsons, BC.  Best to go back to the idea that I posted as an event on Facebook in early March of this year – I then invited my many MTB…

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Snowing? Wet? Cold? Then Write a Post of the Chilcotins for a Shot of MOTIVATION

Snowing? Wet? Cold? Then Write a Post of the Chilcotins for a Shot of MOTIVATION

Its Feb 2017 on the Sunshine Coast and we are just cleaning up after a bout of snow storms.  Coming from a place that pride ourselves on year round riding, the last month has been crappy for enjoying our sport.  For the last month I’ve been down, really down…I got sick and it lasted a month.  At one point I couldn’t sleep due to a pain on my side.  The doctor diagnosed the pain as a stress fracture of my…

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Bikes, bikers, and bike lanes in Denmark

Bikes, bikers, and bike lanes in Denmark

I spent some time on a bike in Denmark during a recent vacation in November.  Yes in November in minus 2 degrees.  I noticed a few things that I tended to stumble on rather suddenly.  First, there are a lot of  bikes in Copenhagen – more than a few scattered  hither and yon, but best described as a plethora of bikes.  Second, the culture in Denmark is beyond seeing a bike more than just a nuisance like in Canada, and…

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N+1 = Is this the Secret Formula to Mountain Bike Happiness?

N+1 = Is this the Secret Formula to Mountain Bike Happiness?

  “N+1”. Is the secret formula that any passionate and slightly mental mountain bikers will tell you is the secret to ultimate happiness.  What is it? Its owning a “N” or number of bikes plus the next one you’re going to get come hell in high water.  Mostly hell comes from your wife who “hell hath no fury” when the cheque bounces because the rent was used on a lay away plan for that new titanium full suspension frame.  My…

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The Pathway to a Simple Riding Life Isn’t So Simple

The Pathway to a Simple Riding Life Isn’t So Simple

The last time I rode a single speed was 35 years ago when ET sailed across the moon in basket on a Kuwahara BMX!  I needed a BMX I told my dad! NEEDED IT! When I got one, after one of my best tantrums that involving making a deal to wipe my dad’s bum when he’s old; my first ride was sheer bliss!!  BMX parks developed and I raced.  My brother was a natural at it and we were the…

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Adding Epic in a ride

Adding Epic in a ride

You always think about it after a big ride with friends and you hit the stop/finish button on Strava.  There, you need to name the ride – should I add ‘Epic’ to the ride then post to Facebook?  Just as my mind was settling down on a Coast MTB tangent blog entry, my friend Cooper Quinn rattles off a great post on “Defining Epic” http://nsmb.com/defining-epic/ . Go ahead and click the link, its worth the read and a good segue-way to…

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Isagenix and the 2016 Test of Metal

Isagenix and the 2016 Test of Metal

Its been quite a journey to get me to this point.  A special shout out to Ian and Nicole Emery that introduced me to the Isagenix system. I was super sceptical at first when Ian sat me down in 2015 and explained the system.  Over the last year, I saw the amazing transformation that Ian and Nicole went through, but the talk of drinking shakes, adaptogens, and cleansing seemed way too far from my craft beer drinking, take-out eating lifestyle….

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Karma is Sweet, Loving and Cares for Mountain Bikers!

Karma is Sweet, Loving and Cares for Mountain Bikers!

So I’m back on my project in Terrace visiting the trails and brought my bike again to ride for my 10 day shift.  The first day, I was super stoked and rode up the paved road with vigour to get to the trails.  I got about 500m into the climbing and ping my spoke blew and my tire stuck to the side of chainstay like a fly to a pile of shit.  The spoke broke inside the spoke nipple and…

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Its not a competition out there on the trails!

Its not a competition out there on the trails!

Every now and then, my competition side of me comes out to play – Strava as ruined me!  Lately though I’ve been riding just to enjoy the trails and do a little exploring.  This week I had some work with a firm in Powell River and got out into the Penticton Maze trails.  Fairly flat riding with lots of twisty turns and old school loam building (aka rooty sections).  One of the main builders in the area is called the…

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2016 Quarterly Report

2016 Quarterly Report

Where has the first quarter of the year gone?  The winter season was filled with two trail projects – a climbing trail out of Langdale Creek and a loop trail around Wormy Lake. Also, it creates a hibernation of sorts from riding as a kind of starvation therapy to make one yearn for the wagon wheels once spring breaks.  First the Langdale Creek trail – In 1990’s when the trail was built, the Lunge was strictly a one way trail…

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