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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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The Meaning of Freedom

When I was in Europe, I did a few cycling trips, one of them was making the pilgrimage up Mont Ventoux in Southern France. That ride roused me to indulge in a new bike when I came home… well, that is a little white lie because I was already planning to buy a

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