Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One of My Best Shots of 2013

Karin and Richard in the Talk Tent Calgary Folk Music Festival 2014 is this week; so I thought I'd see what was left of my shots from the CFMF 2013. Posted this one of Karin Bergquist of Over the Rhine & Richard Flohil who is a Canadian Music Industry guru.

The photo has taken off, in just two days it's my 7th most viewed photo of all time.

It would have made my top 12 list for 2013 if I had posted before I had done the list.  Thought it deserved a post.

- Peace

Saturday, June 28, 2014

900km & 22 Years

Clouds at 900kmRode through the 900km mark yesterday.  Two days later than I had hoped.  Still have three days for the last 100km in June, 3 x 33 km is quite doable.

Also hit the 22 year mark of being married to Kim.  Happy Anniversary my love :)

We celebrated with a fabulous evening at  Scopa Neighbourhood Italian.  Great Italian food in an energetic atmosphere.

- Peace

Monday, June 23, 2014

800km - 200km to go this week.

Small Hill at 800kmWe've had rain. And I've wimped out and not ridden in the rain.  Though I got caught in a brief downpour, and it was a powerful experience.  Still I'm behind my 150km a week pace.

Hit 800km yesterday, so now I have 200km and one week left in June.

The forecast is for rain most of the week.  Looks like I'll have to intentionally ride in the rain.

7 Days, 5 40km rides will do it.  Hope to be at 900km by Wed.

- Peace

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Six & Seven Hundred KM

Path Ends at 600kmOn Thursday I the hit 600km mark at this washed out section of the bike path in Fish Creek. The damage is from last year's epic floods in June.

Heading Down at 700kmOn Saturday we rode the Highwood pass. I was thinking it was 25km, so I'd done 30 km in the morning so that the shot at the top of the pass would be my 700km shot.

Lucky for me it was only 17km (I suck at climbing) but that meant my 700km shot was on the way back down.

Also crossed paths with the Olderings who were coming down as Dave and I were in the last km or so. I did my first web dev work for Greg back in 96.

Last week I was 20 km short of my goal of 150km a week.  I made that up this week and added an extra 10km.  So 1000km by the end of June is looking good.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

500km in the SW

500km on a SW Bike PathHit the 500km mark yesterday while riding to the Glenmore Reservoir.  Ended the day about 20km short of the 150km I was hoping to have by the end of the week.

Still I should be able to make the 600km mark by Wed. and then make 700km while riding the Highwood Pass on Saturday.  That would put me on track to hit the 1000km mark by the end of June.

BTW if you'd like to ride the Highwood Pass and didn't get an invite drop me an email.

- Peace

Saturday, May 31, 2014

400km Before Midnight

400km before MidnightAt 300km I said I wanted to hit 400km by the end of May.  Hit 400km with an hour to spare :)

This was the first week this year where I've done 100km.

Goal for June is hit the 1000km mark by the end of the month.  So that's 600km in June.  Means I need to do about 150km a week.  Yay!

- Peace

Monday, May 26, 2014

300km with Mike

300km with Mike at Gasoline AlleyHit the 300km mark on Sunday. Was riding around the Glenmore Reservoir with Mike, and hit the 300km mark just before Heritage Park. Love that I got a bike pic at Gasoline Alley, our local museum of cars.

Sunday was my first 50+ km day of the season, and my first 100km mark in Calgary. 100 was in Portland and 200 was in Vancouver.

Next goal is to hit 400km by the end of May.

- Peace

Sunday, May 04, 2014

200 km in Vancouver

Ships from Vancouver Harbour at 200kmDidn't get the 200km mark in Calgary.  Nasty weather and a nasty cold.  Did get over 70km while in Vancouver. Putting me over the 200km mark while riding along the Burrard Inlet on Monday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Where are the Men?

Easter PilgrimsChewing on the easter story for our Pre Sunrise Easter Hike; I heard part of the story in a new way.

from Mark 16

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so they could embalm him. Very early on Sunday morning, as the sun rose, they went to the tomb. They worried out loud to each other, “Who will roll back the stone from the tomb for us?”

In other words: "Where are the men? With them hiding in fear: Who will roll back the stone?"

And so it was that it was the women who first encountered the resurrection.  It was a woman who was the first commissioned evangelist of the good news. "Go to my brothers and tell them..."

- Peace