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Gordie Turns 7

This week is Gordie’s 7th birthday. Bittersweet because he is not likely to see eight. He has had chronic renal failure (kidney disease) for over 2 years which is 20 months more than the vet thought he had. Daily treatment … Continue reading

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After the Storm

  Just about done with the “its so cold here” posts for this year.  I promise! Well, if spring ever arrives…. This was about 3 weeks ago. On the left is rush hour traffic headed downtown, on the right the … Continue reading

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River Ice

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February – Touring in the Slackcountry

It snowed 18 cm overnight. Cold enough to keep the snow fluffy and dry, and no wind crust. A sunny day. Climb up, remove skins, lock bindings down and float back down on soft beautiful turns. Repeat….

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Motivation 4 – Watching a new World Record

At the world sprint championships held last weekend in Calgary, Christine Nesbitt set a new 1000 meter world record. She shattered it with a time of 1 min 12.68 sec, knocking almost 1/2 second off the old record which stood … Continue reading

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Motivation 3 – Bicycle Commuting at 20 Below

I use my bicycle to get to work year round but last Monday tested my motivation. It was minus 28C (minus 18F) in the morning and I was tempted to take the bus. I should have. On the way to work, … Continue reading

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Motivation 2 – Urban Fitness

Maintaining fitness during the winter months, a jogger runs on an indoor running track in a downtown fitness centre. The north facing windows are perhaps a little more interesting, and motivational, than the normal blank cinder block walls found in many exercise … Continue reading

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