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RIding the Granfondo Whistler

The Granfondo Whistler was on September 7th. As mentioned earlier i had a minor crash and injured by outer thigh. The following was an email I sent to my riding clinic members reflecting on the ride. I did the shorter … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo Weeks 9 through 12

Realize it has been a while since I updated this blog. My training had been going pretty well until a couple of weeks a go. I joined a FirstFondo clinic group ride up Cypress Mountain on August 11th. The weather … Continue reading

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Training for Granfondo Weeks 8 and 9

I did a combination of short rides, spin classes, hikes up the Grouse Grind and two rides up Cypress Mountain, each approximately 70km. I was able to see improvement in my speed vs heart rate, and managed to break an … 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 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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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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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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Second Ride with the clipless pedals

This past weekend was dry and not too cold (8C). I decided to ride my usual training ride of 16km round trip to UBC and back to my apartment. After the previous weekend’s experience with the clipless pedals, I decided … Continue reading

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Trying out the new roadbike with clipless pedals

I bought the Cervelo R3, and finally got it out on the road today after many weeks of rain. I am a newbie to the world of clipless pedals. Everyone tells me that I will crash or fall. I tried … Continue reading

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Sigma 105 DG macro Lens Test

As part of my search for a short telephoto prime lens, I rented the Sigma 105 DG Macro lens in the Pentax mount and walked around False Creek, Granville Island and a bit of Commercial Drive to test the lens … Continue reading

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