Thursday, January 24, 2013

Little Red Wagon

Little Red Wagon is story of how Zach Bonner became an advocate for homeless children before he was twelve. As a movie it's very "After School Special". However the subplot of a family that goes from middle class to homeless is real enough to be a good introduction to the issues of homelessness for children. The message that we can do something to help is also worth repeating. If your looking to engage a group of kids with the issues of homelessness then Little Red Wagon would be a good start.

- Peace

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

200km in Fog at UBC.

UBC Fog at 200km
Went to Vancouver to help Sarah move. Took the bike along, and hit the 200km mark while on UBC campus.  Twas a bit foggy.

So that takes care of the 200km goal for Jan.  Will aim to get some bonus KMs in before the end of the month.

- Peace

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My First Intersting Shots of 2013

Jackrabbit Snow

Jackrabbit Wiskers
Got a couple of shots of one of the neighbourhood Jackrabbits. Kim loves them so I knew she'd be happy to see them. Folks on flickr also liked them so they are the first two shots in my Most Interesting of 2013 set.

Feels a bit strange as I'm still posting shots from 2012 and my Most Interesting of 2012 set is still growing.

I have maintained Most Interesting sets since I started on flickr in 2005.

- Peace

Thursday, January 10, 2013

First 100km done and a plan for the First 1000km

West Fish Creek at 100km
We've had quite the mild start to 2013, so it made it easy to get out and ride. Went out in today's snow storm cause I wanted to hit the first 100km mark on the 10th day of the year. Just not the same if it goes to 11.

Figure I can do 200km in Jan,Feb & March then 400km in April. That will put me at the 1000km mark about when I hit the 100km mark last year :) I'm hoping to maintain a base line of fitness built up from last year. I've learned that if I ride hard for 8 months and take 4 off then I'm right back where I started. So winter riding it is :)

- Peace

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I have a Rebel Mouse, not sure what to do with it.

Rebel Mouse is a social aggregator, it pull all my streams (flickr, blog, twitter, facebook) into one page. It looks really cool.

 I wish my FaceBook profile looked that good. FaceBook has access to the same info so really it should be able to to the same thing, but that's another rant.

So what do I do with Rebel Mouse now that I have it?  Does it replace my page? I love to read my twitter/facebook/rss streams in this format, but that doesn't seem to be something they're doing.

Rebel Mouse really cool, just not sure why I'd go there after setting up my page.
- Peace

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2500 down 3000 to go

Nathan, Clement and I @ 2500km Thanks to Clement and Nathan for coming out and joining me on the last ride of 2012. I hit the 2500km mark for 2012, and that was the goal. Glad I didn't have to do 60km on the last day, like 2011. Only had to do 55km. Didn't get out on the the 30th cause I was in pain from doing the 40+km on the 29th after a week off. Still felt good on the 31st and the 55km was fine. For 2013 I'm aiming for 3000km. Working back to where I can do > 4000km a year. - Peace