Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Just a quick note to let myself know that I rode a 200km road ride for the first time EVER on Monday!! What a great day. What a painful Tuesday. More to come. Bring on the sunny weather.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


It official, I am committed toracing cross this fall and will be using it for training for the upcoming ski season. Have 6 races in Alberta and hopefully two in BC on the coast. With a kick ass job in Golden and hopefully a new ride by mid summer I'm feeling stoked to get rolling. With almost 800km on the road bike so far this year and a training plan which commences on the 1st of May things are lookin' good. Now I just need to find some athletes to train with (motivation) and find a team to ride for. Hmmmmm.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dawn Mountain Challenge Ski Festival: 2011 Event Update

Dawn Mountain Challenge Ski Festival: 2011 Event Update: "The Golden Nordic Ski Club has begun negotiations to create our event for next winter. Following discussions at Nationals we have tentativel..."

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 3: Icebergs and Sprint Climbing

Julian getting some air at the raft pullout farther down the Kicking Horse. We were trying to get an action shot with the beautiful snow in the background. Hard to fit it all into an iPhone shot.

Spring breakup on the Kicking Horse River as the ice begins to calve off into the running river. The kids loved checking out the big icebergs breaking away and setting off toward Kinbasket Lake.

Tour of Flanders

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 2

Off on a chilly and snowy ride out to the golf course and up the Gorman Lake logging road. The cross bike is my savior in the spring and fall. This was the best shot out of the images I took. Not that great but shows off the poor conditions of the road this time of year. I do like the bloom in the middle of the image however and the moon like crater at the bottom.

Day 1 of 30daysofbiking


The weather in Golden, and indeed across Western Canada, has been less than spring like. With rain and temps around 6 degrees it has been a chilly start to the riding season. This is far from my first ride of the year but it is the first catalogued ride of the year!

Here the fam headed off for a ride to the playground to find most of the snow gone from the previous week. I'm using Instagram on my iPhone for all images.

30 days of Biking: A photo essay from Golden

30 days of biking started yesterday across North America and indeed the world. I have committed to follow this challenge and to take a single picture everyday from the rides to catalogue the month. Each day I will update the blog with a pic to be compiled at the end of the month for something...I have no idea what for as yet. Check out www.30daysofbiking.com

Who knows what cycling antics we will get up to this month. We'll have to make it interesting if we want to get 30 decent pics. Here we go. I did actually start yesterday....really.

Monday, February 28, 2011

With my lust for cycling never waining here is the new Ritchey cross bike that I am absolutely lusting over. Perhaps soon this bike will be within my reach. Fingers Crossed. No pun intended.

Monday, January 31, 2011