Sunday, October 31, 2004

Mini Golf

Loyd introduced us to CandyStand Mini Golf last night, and then Sarah and Loyd left me feeling like I'd eaten a whole package of sours. Yes I sucked at thtat game.

- Peace

Saturday, October 30, 2004

2600 km best year ever!

Yesterday, despite some ice and snow, I passed the 2600 km on the way back from work. That means 2004 is my best year ever for biking. My previous best was in Edmonton at just over 2500 km.

2600 km is 1000 km more than my original goal for this year, 400 km more than I did in 2003 and 2002 combined. That's despite getting hit by a truck and loosing six weeks.

This year I did some fantastic trail riding with friends including Bragg Creek, Revelstoke, Jasper and Canmore - Banff. Thanks guys!

So the 2005 goal is 3200km, double the 2004 goal. I'll get started on that in Feb. or March. In the meantime I'll be doing low impact work out class (trym gym) with Kim on Monday nights, a spin class once a week at the YMCA and walks in Fish Creek with Kim. The hope is to keep some of the progress I've made, so I'm not starting from scratch in 2005.

- Peace

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Notes form the weekend

Had a great weekend in Nova Scotia. Surprised my grandparents, they didn?t know we were coming. It?s the only large family gathering we?ve had in ten years. Twenty nine members of the family were at the house to celebrate my Grandparents? 60th Anniversary. I think it?s safe to say a good time was had by all.


the hill behind my Grandparents? place climbs 45 meters (~150 feet) and has a breath taking view of cape split. My mother, my daughter and I hiked the Partridge Island trail, it?s just 1.5 km and but it climbs then drops 40 meters. It?s a steep climb in places but takes you out into the bay for a magnificent view of Cape Blomidon, Cape Split and Spencer's Island. I really need to get a digital camera.

My daughter is an Albertan

After we left the main highway Sarah couldn?t understand why the road didn?t go strait to Parrsboro, there were so many curves! She did admit that it made the ride more interesting, compared crossing the prairies to Sask.

She bought a gift for a friend and was dismayed that the $26 dollar price tag meant paying almost $30. The 15% sales tax vs. the 7% we pay in Alberta was a shock to her system.

Long Day

On Monday I got up at 6:30 Atlantic time to have breakfast with my grandfather, who hass always been an early riser. Spent the morning hiking and then returned for lunch and packed. Drove to airport and departed from Halifax at 17:20. Flew to Calgary via Ottawa and Toronto. Arrived home at 1:00 Mountain time; that?s 4:00 Atlantic time. It was a twenty one hour day.

- Peace

Friday, October 22, 2004

60th Wedding Anniversary

Sarah and I are heading to Nova Scotia (the other side of the country) tomorrow to join the celebration of my maternal grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary. Will be back late Monday. Have a good weekend.

- Peace

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

A Bicylce Built for... Dave?

Dave, I saw these and thought of you. I'd love to see you going down Elbow on one of those.

Monday, October 18, 2004

I enjoyed I Robot as an Asimov Fan!

Kim and I saw I,Robot on Sat, and just as every review said it had nothing to do with the I,Robot collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov. The move did have alot to do with ideas that Asimov developed in Foundation and Earth where he tied the Foundation and Robot serries together into one time line. I,Robot is a fun sci-fi action mystery and true to much Asminov latter writings on the Three Laws of Robotics. It's cool when you get more from a movie than you expected.

- Peace

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Haunted Blog

I find abandoned blogs errie. They once had life, but all that's left is the ocational haunting in the comments Xavier+ has be come such a blog. Hasn't been updated since July. Francis never posted his email so there's no other way to touch base. Weird. Hope everything is ok with Francis. I'm removing Xavier+ from the blog roll.

Adding a return and two new blogs. Pernell Goodyear has returned to blogging and his wife Margie has joined him. Rev Joyleaf's wife Lori has also joined us blogging fools.

- Peace

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Wild Life

I saw six deer and one hare on my ride home tonight. I live in a city of almost a million people. There are times I love living in Calgary. Tonight was one of them.

Next week when it snows, I won't be so happy... but for now Big Grin!

- Peace

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Headed to Edmonton to spend Thanks Giving with my family.

- Peace

Friday, October 08, 2004

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

a big corporation doing good works until we all get bored of watching them do it. Yeah I'm a cynic.

- Peace

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

2002 + 2003 = 2200 km

On the way to work I passed the 2200 km mark for 2004. That means I've done the same amount of riding this year as I did for 2002 and 2003 combined. Big Grin.

The picuture on the right is of the famous Banff Springs Hotel. It was taken by my budy Lonnie as we neared the end of the Goat Creek Trail on Saturday.

- Peace

Saturday, October 02, 2004