Monthly Archives: June 2013

Training for the Granfondo Week 4

Asm entioend last week I am in a routine training pattern where I do the 16km return to UBC on Tuesday morning, go to the Clinic on Wednesday afternoon, do a spin class Thursday morning and then one or two … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo Week 3

This was a short training week, as I was out of town on business. Managed to get in a run to BLanca and back on Tuesday morning, before heading to the airport to catch the flight. As my main bike … Continue reading

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Chile, April 9 -13th – Santiago and Valparaiso

Santiago/Valparaiso. The Santiago Valley is home to one third to one half of the Chilean population. It is also the main wine growing region in Chile. The valley is sandwiched between the Andes and the coastal mountains, and is a … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo Week 2

I have now settled into a routine for training for the Granfondo that looks like the following: Tuesday morning – rid to UBC and back (16km, with about a 1.5km hill on 8th avenue from Alma to Blanca) Wednesday evening: … Continue reading

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Easter Island, April 4 to 8th, 2013

Easter Island Easter Island, one of the remotest populated islands on the planet, has long been a source of fascination for most people. The stone heads or moai, carved some 400 to 700 years ago, are the most recognizable artifact … Continue reading

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Training for the GranFondo Official Week 1

I signed up for My First Fondo training clinic organized by Cycling BC. The first session started on Wednesday and was probably the wettest evening I had been out in quite a while. I decided to ride my hybrid bike, … Continue reading

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