35 hours and 42 minutes of Epicness

1168 kilometers, 2 states, 1 mountain, 35 hours and 42 minutes of epicness. The objective was simple enough. Drive from Vancouver, BC to Government Camp, Oregon and summit Mount Hood via the Hogsback/ Southside route, and drive home. With our lack of time away this trip was all business for my friend Tristan and I….

When you are short on time

So when your short on time but still have that hunger to climb to new heights, what do you do? Well me and my friend Tristan have found ourselves in that very predicament. Both having young kids at home, and busy work schedules, it isn’t always as easy to regularly get out and tackle some…

Bikes,Beers,and the Boys

So last weekend was our Annual “Guys Trip”. A standing tradition that me and a few friends have been keeping alive for a number of years now. It usually takes the form of some physical discipline and camping. Not always the same folks make it out, and not always the same activities year after year….

Up next..Gravel Fondo?

So you know when you sign up for a race on a whim. You know you really don’t have any expectations on the outcome, or even what you might be getting yourself into. That would be me with the current race on my plate. The Golden Ears Gravel Fondo. It is it’s inaugural race and…

Training season has started

Well I feel it’s officially time. Training season has started. A few races lined up so far. Both running and cycling. I managed to get out for a 80km ride yesterday with my brother which was good. We don’t often have too much time these days to put in a long ride together. The bike…

As it goes…

So as it goes. Our attempt at the Neve Traverse was halted by poor weather and high avi conditions. The weather pattern we had hoped for delayed itself a few days and the end result being that our window of opportunity closed for the time frame we had committed to the project. We will be…

Polarizing tides of Solo Travel

I woke up yesterday morning with this memory from my solo cycling trip in the summer of 2016. Going from Calgary to Vancouver. I was outside of a gas station on the outskirts of Kamloops BC. It was hot. That muggy kind of hot you can’t shake even in the shade of a tree. I…

The Season has Started!

It’s rainy here in the city, but for us winter hikers, skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers, we know that means fresh white stuff in the mountains! I had a chance to get out and hike a good section of the Lions last weekend and we were hitting areas that were already waist deep. The Season has…

Processing Time 2.0

So here I am. Same paint on the wall. Same kitchen. Different album, and different time in my life. I was looking back this morning at one of my posts from about a year ago. “Processing Time”. It got me thinking about how much of a whirlwind the last 12 months have been. Having a…

The Next Episode..

It’s the first day back to school for many. The first day back to work for my wife and all the other teachers. All the impromptu summer camping trips have come to an end. All the parks and trails become a little more quiet as most peoples mindsets get “back to reality”. But this is…