Category Archives: British Columbia

Training for the Granfondo Week 7

This is halfway through the training for the Big Ride. I repeated my UBC circuit ride but focused on keeping in Zone 1. This slowed down my overall time by 5 minutes. The Wednesday clinic coincided with the Tour de … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo, Weeks 5 and 6

I had a bit of an interruption in my training schedule as I was out of town the June 30th weekend for a total of 5 days. I got my results from the lactate testing, and VO2 max. I actually … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo

Now that I am more comfortable with the clipless pedals, I have been out riding the R3 around UBC and over to the Northshore. I was quite impressed that I was able to maintain 15km/h going up the hill of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a minivan camper conversion

Last summer as my wife and I drove around Vancouver Island we kept seeing a lot of RV van conversions. We decided to stop in an RV dealership and have a look at some. We saw many that ranged from … Continue reading

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Northern BC, Yukon 2010 – Whitehorse

With the truck and ourselves refueled, we headed west towards Whitehorse. A short break from lakes, and we were along side Marsh Lake, the closest of the lakes to Whitehorse and the start of the Yukon River. We had been … Continue reading

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Northern BC, Yukon 2010 – Teslin Lake

The next morning we headed north west towards Teslin Lake, about two hours west of Watson Lake and 2 hours east of Whitehorse. Teslin Lake is one of the Southern Lakes chain of Lakes that we had visited a few … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Watson Lake, YT, Liard Hot Springs

The next morning we headed North and then East on the Alaska Highway to Liard Hotsprings. The last section of the Cassiar was the worst of the entire 700km, however, it was still quite driveable, just a bit bumpy, curvy … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Tattoga Lodge to Boya Lake

Jill the daughter of the owner of the Red Goat Lodge was a wealth of knowledge about the area, and told us about the general geography of the area. She recommended driving into the Spatizi Plateau, along a gravel road … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Stewart to Tattoga Lodge

After a spectacular two days in Stewart, we headed back to the Cassiar Highway, stopping briefly at Meziadin Provincial Park and campground. It was surprisingly full for being so far from any major towns. We spent 15 minutes talking with … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Stewart, Hyder AK

Stewart, at the end of Highway 37A was our destination for that day. The journey down the narrow glaciated valley surrounding Highway 37A is rated as one of the top drives in North America. There were quite a few glaciers … Continue reading

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