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cycling & hills @ twentyfourcarat
Fitness

Don’t Hate On The Hills

I hate hills. If you are a cyclist in Vancouver or any city with hilly-terrain, hating on hills isn’t going to do you any good because there is no possible way you can avoid them if you want to go out for a good ride. Instead, look at them in a different

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cycling & fitness on the sea to sky from vancouver to whistler @ twentyfourcarat
Fitness

Hey, Look Around You

One summer evening in the beginning of August, I was spinning home alone along Marine Drive in West Vancouver after a hot, hard and hilly 110 kilometer ride to Squamish and back. I had just separated from my riding buddy and I had 30 kilometers to go, my legs felt

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fitness & cycling @ twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Ride a Mile in Our Shoes….

The other day as I was riding along Northwest Marine Drive, a car suddenly pulled out and made a left from a parking lot along Spanish Banks despite the fact that he saw me approaching quickly and was literally only meters away from his car. I swore at him and

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mount baker @ twentyfourcarat.net
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That’s Right, Baker!

Remember last year when I climbed Mount Baker and even though I made it up to Artist Point, it was an epic failure of a ride because I bonked and had a gazillion negative thoughts going through my head? Well, I just climbed that beast again last week and I

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twentyfourcarat.net // cycling + vancouver
Fitness

Ramblings From the Saddle

Okay, well not literally from the saddle but random things pop into my head during rides: Invest in what makes you happy. Buying my new bike was the best decision I’ve ever made. I already loved cycling and didn’t know I could fall in love with it even more so

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cycling on the sea to sky from vancouver to whistler @ twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Cycling Ruins Lives

As much as I love cycling, I have to admit it has slightly ruined my life. Here are some signs that cycling ruins lives: You’ve lost all appeal in everyone’s favorite summer activities of beach-bumming and boating. WHY would you do that when you can be moving, exploring and burning

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My Summer Fitness Essentials
Fitness

My Summer Fitness Essentials

This summer for me has all been about cycling because I just can’t get enough of my new love. On my spare time (when I’m not cycling, working, eating or sleeping), all I seem to be doing is browsing for cycling gear… and this also means a lot of super

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cycling + fitness @ twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Shangri-La is on a Bicycle

Cycling takes us to places we would never otherwise see. There is really no better way to explore the world other than on a simple bicycle. In a car, you move too fast to be able to soak in your surroundings, get a whiff of the fragrant, flowering meadows and feel the

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cycling + fitness @ twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Thoughts on Cycling, Mindset & Newbies

Cycling can be hard. Unless you are going on an extremely leisurely ride and you have NO intentions on pushing yourself (nothing wrong with that either). If you are fitness-minded and always like a challenge, cycling will be hard because of that. And you only have yourself to blame (but

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Benefits of Mindfulness to Fitness @ twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Benefits of Mindfulness to Fitness

The one thing that I have learned from cycling and exercise: Mindfulness. A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. When was the last time you slowed down and really

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Fitness

#TakeAFuckingDayOff

If there is one hashtag that makes me really angry, it’s #NoDaysOff. Don’t be stupid. Don’t be naive. You’re not cool. Take a fucking day off. Over-training is a hazard, especially for those who are inexperienced or new to the lifestyle… and if you had experience, you would be smart

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bikrams yoga
Fitness

Why I Love Bikram Hot Yoga

Bikram’s and other forms of hot yoga are highly controversial, but so are lot of other fitness activities such as Crossfit, long distance running, and body building. True, you can really injure yourself from inexperience, bad advice and trainers, which is why they are all controversial in the first place. It’s unfortunate

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