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On Intentions

Yesterday, I jumped out of bed and hopped on my bike, on route to Horseshoe Bay. As I was spinning up a hill on to work afterwards, there was a car behind me who I knew wanted to pass but couldn’t. When he finally had the chance to, he revved his engine

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On Rain, Waterbottles and Cyclists.

Spring is finally upon us, which also means grey skies and wet roads in Vancouver. But like I said, the gloomy days only make us appreciate our usual gorgeous sunny days a lot more! I can’t believe our abnormally warm winter passed by so quickly because my favorite thermal jackets

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Live Unapologetically

Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated. This is a silly quote because it just sounds pretentious but my friends jokingly tell me I’m obsessed with cycling all the time (…I don’t think they are joking) and you know what, I am obsessed! So what? 80% of my cycling friends

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Bike Commuting Tips

Think about it: Would you rather be sitting in your car in traffic or packed in a crowded bus— especially up in someone’s armpit on a hot summer day?! If you have a bike and want to stay fit, wouldn’t you consider riding your bike to work instead? A lot of drivers always seem

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The Priviledge of Riding a Bicycle

I love solo rides: my 12km commutes, 60km of hilly fun or 100km of tranquil solitude. To explore new territory. To stay effortlessly fit. To recharge. To escape. To practice mindfulness and increase self-awareness. To sort things out. To solve problems. To be inspired. To come up with new ideas. To

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Don’t Think. Just Ride. Just do.

When I think back, I am amazed at how far I’ve come since I started my journey into a healthy and fit well-being and lifestyle. And then there was cycling. I use to obsessively lay everything out the evening before so my mornings are as efficient as possible. I use

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Cycling Fears and Anxieties

Fear is an immense barrier when it comes to cycling and is the reason a lot of people refuse to get on their bikes. It also doesn’t help that we live in a society ruled by fear, where the media bombards us with stories focused on wars, crimes and accidents. We fear health warnings, authority and people with different beliefs.

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More Reasons to Love Cycling

I love cycling and the reasons are endless! Here are a few more feel-good moments on the bike: When the skies suddenly open up and the sun comes out of hiding, on what was forecasted to be a cloudy day. When you get to a light that turns green right

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Feel Alive: Reasons to Cycle

Cycling makes me feel so alive. Why? The positive addiction. An addiction with benefits. It’s a free gym on wheels. The satisfaction of a great workout. The feeling you get when conquering a mountain. The low impact on your body. The feeling of effortlessly getting fit. Being able to satisfy your

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Goodbye for now, my Dear…

I made it a point this summer to be as free as I can and one way to achieve freedom was to ride the crap out of my bike… and that I did. This week marks the unofficial “end” of my cycling season for 2014 because I’m leaving for Asia next

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Reasons to Cycle in the Fall

It is officially fall in Vancouver and despite the unpredictable skies and me obsessively checking the weather so I can squeeze in more epic bike rides before the end of this month, I still think it’s the best time to ride your bike. We’ve been experiencing our typical wet and gloomy Vancouver Octobers but us,

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Whistler: There & Back Again

Last weekend, I wanted to do an epic ride since my birthday was around the corner and I would be a year closer to granny-status. I rounded up a couple of friends who are always down for some suffering since misery loves company, and we decided to do a last-minute ride from

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