Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Fun

My summer took a nosedive about 5 weeks ago. Until I get better, I'll be dreaming about going here:


Monday, May 25, 2015

Music Monday: The Look

Let's revel in the gloriousness of this tune from my youth...




(Obviously, I don't own the rights to anything. If you like what you hear, go BUY it. Not download it for free. Give these artists some love!!!)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Everything!

From me and all of mine (including those not pictured!), Merry Christmas.  I hope you are warm, safe, happy, and surrounded by your loved ones.  

Waiting patiently for Santa Paws?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter Prep

It snowed here yesterday.  Not our first snowflakes, but the first ones that stuck to the ground.  The dog was SO STOKED!!!  Me, a tiny bit less so, but then I found this, and now I'm psyching up.





Hey, wait a second. Why does this video not contain any snow? What am I trying to tell you?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Psyching Up For Winter?

So, my super-awesome Dad goes to Rossland for the winters now (he's retired, he can do stuff like that!)

They have skiing in Rossland.  It's pretty super-kick-ass.

But, um, apparently there's also this:



fat bike freeride from Rory Belter on Vimeo


I need one of these, right?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Getaway Bike!

This was during my sixth trip to NS in six months. It was the beginning of June.  I finally cracked.  I rented this from the fantastic folks at Sweet Ride Cycling in Mahone Bay, NS.  It was aluminum and heavy and the canti brakes weren't quite right for some of the mountain bike trails I took it on. It was perfect.

Specialized TriCross in the wild


I spent most of my time on the converted railway tracks that make up a huge (unpaved) cycling network in Nova Scotia.  This was my biggest ride.  Those bike rides weren't about fitness, or training, or going fast or far or even riding well.  They were about finding some tiny part of my normal life, and clinging to it in stress and sadness, getting outside and feeling the sun and rain and fresh air and feeling alive.  It's not the first time a bike has been my getaway vehicle, and it likely won't be the last. 

They were some of the best bike rides I've ever had.

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