This is the first incarnation of the “About” page. I’m relatively new to blogging and am sure there will be many edits to this page and the look of the blog as I become more comfortable with the medium. So here goes ………….
I had a fairly active youth as a ski racer and soccer player so a sedentary adulthood was just not in the cards for me. I traded the only car I’ve ever owned in for a bike in 2009 through the BC Scrap-it program. The cost of maintenance, gas and just trying to find a place to park it were getting to me. It took a while to fully embrace the bicycle though. Public transit was my crutch for a while. Then slowly one glorious summer about 3 years ago I committed to riding my 24km round trip commute to work at least twice a week and then 3 times a week and finally 5 days a week. It’s funny how it takes some time for something to become “the normal routine.” It’s so disappointing now when I have to take transit.
I love adventuring, the outdoors, and get a deep satisfaction from getting places under my own power. There is a lot to see and experience on the way to the destination. I learn a lot more about myself when I push the limits. At the end of the day though, I really appreciate chilling with a glass of wine or a good, stiff rum and coke!
Purpose of the blog: Keeping my family and friends up to date with my antics, providing inspirational ideas, sharing learning experiences, local knowledge and information about the Vancouver area, encouragement to get outside and have fun, and maybe the occasional rant but for the most part I’d like to stay positive. It was not intended to be a cycling blog exclusively, but it seems that a majority of my adventures involve riding bikes.
My Inspiration: The septuagenarians who blow by me like I’m standing still on the Grouse Grind! Nuff said!
Training for Life! You never know what life is going to hand you so I’m choosing to be prepared for it. Often times it’s a last minute fantastic opportunity to go on a crazy adventure! This has happened to me on more than a few occasions ……… or perhaps it’s someday being that septuagenarian blasting past the 20 somethings on the Grouse Grind.