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January 13th, 2018 – Skiing and Snowboarding as beginners

What a fantastic day. The kids hit snowboard school and we hit ski school. We all had great fun and make progress! The high temp was only 14F and the wind was 25mph. COLD! Things that really worked: The JFBB […]

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January 5th, 2018 – Definitely not the good stuff

Going to my first Physiotherapy to come back from my broken arm did not go as desired. The prescription from the orthopedic surgeon mentioned “massage, heat, ice, gentle movement and TENS”. Sounded pretty good to me. My wife said, “don’t […]

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Proud of 2017 – Bring on the next year

An average year..but better than 2016, and better than 2015..not bad considering I started cycling in 2015. Some figures missing from the above but overall, I’m proud.

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Why does my shoulder hurt?

Well, two months ago, when you fell down that 10ft ravine – because you couldn’t unclip fast enough while coming up a hill and not being able to jump over a log – you broke your humerus and need to […]

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Goodbye Facebook

I’ll add to this later.

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Not Every day is a Good Day

Not every day is a good day. Go out tomorrow and make it better than today. Do it.

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Stretching Builds Confidence

I can’t describe the number of times I’ve learned the lesson that new and different things which are just outside my kids’ reach build their confidence.

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Toughness is Built, Not Inherited

I think Chris Carmichael wrote the seminal commentary on this. Essentially, you can always find a reason not to go on a ride or a run – too hot, too cold, too dark, raining, too tired etc. Its only through […]

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Strava is Great when you’re Traveling

I learned this in riding in Austin, TX for the first time. A lot of traffic and intimidating roads. Okay, where do you go for 50 miles of cycling? Pull out Strava, do a local search for local athletes and […]

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Situational Awareness Matters

Key Lesson: Be aware for anything. Pop Quiz: Heading down a narrow causeway at 20MPH and a hawk, carrying a still writhing snake heads straight at your helmet. What do you do? What do you do? Brake. Swerve and Curse. […]

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