Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 23 2012

The Bruce (and Bikes)

It was a short trip, with some side trips. And very enjoyable. I haven’t had an opportunity to get up to the Bruce Peninsula in years, it’s a place I’ve gone camping with my kids a number of times and we all have fond memories of time spent up that way so I was happy …

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Jul 19 2012

Ah, Le Tour!

What an amazing event the Tour de France is… always filled with drama and excitement and surprises. Of course I’d love to be there again to cover it, perhaps next year. I am very fortunate that I have lots of flexibility during the week so I’ve been able to watch some of the key stages …

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Jul 12 2012

A New Background

I’ve been experimenting with changes to the blog and have decided I’m not ready for the “dynamic” version Blogger has available so I’m just making little changes including a new background. If you like it you’re welcome to download it to use as a desktop or screensaver. This is Baie Éternité in the Saguenay Fjord, …

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Jul 11 2012

A Full Calendar

It’s been a busy summer for me and it shows no signs of letting up any time soon. After the swing through NY & Quebec this past weekend was a trip up to Sudbury for a new venue in Ontario mountain biking. A few days camped next to a lake (first in Port Carling and …

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Jul 05 2012

Windham NY, and Home (Part 3)

The parking lot was incredibly dusty, as was the course… as I sat writing this in a campground just west of Utica I could see a layer of dust on everything inside and out. I knew what I’ll be doing during the week. Friday in Windham was relaxing. I wander the courses to see where …

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Jul 04 2012

Beyond Liberty (Part 2)

After that short visit with Dake: Maine led to New Hampshire (and a little shopping in North Conway). New Hampshire led to Vermont and finally the rain seemed to be gone. I still hadn’t found propane and I was now two weeks into the trip on on the one small tank that I’d gotten filled …

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Jul 04 2012

Onward from Mont-Sainte-Anne, Part 1

Considering I’ve had the entire week from Monday until today (I started writing this on Friday 6/29) to do whatever I wanted it feels like it’s been incredibly busy. I guess there was a lot I wanted to do. And some things I found I needed to do as well, unrelated to covering races. [I …

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