Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 30 2014

I Never Though It Would Be This Complicated…

I decided to install some upgrades & replace some worn-out parts on my camper, nothing really big but all quite good. The reality is that I always knew it would challenge me and push me past comfort zones. I didn’t expect some of the twists that came my way today though. I’ve handled all the …

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Jun 28 2014

Something to be proud of in Toronto

Rest assured there will be no F@rd content here; he’s a disgrace and a shameful example of everything we should strive to avoid. Instead I’ll simply say that I’m proud Toronto has a respectful culture that celebrates diversity… welcome to Pride Week in Toronto! There will be much celebrating and a group wedding like this …

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Jun 24 2014

Lake Champlain, Wilmington and 2015

Three themes evolved over the past week which revolved around another trip in my camper. This was a shorter one though as it was “only” 1,100 miles in total to upstate New York and back. The reason for going was a bike race that Andrea wanted to compete in. She’s been moving away from the …

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Jun 15 2014

The Idea of Father

The impending arrival of Father’s Day has instilled a mitt-full of thoughts in me, as it generally does every year. It’s not a calendar event I rank very highly, nor do I generally invest much energy in recognizing it. It’s been a long time since I’ve had one (a father), my dad died in 1970 …

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Jun 13 2014

From Basements to Birthdays – 60

Last weekend was an awesome VW bus event. This week was constructive work in the basement. Today… well it’s my birthday. Sixty years old, still here. I am older than my old manI am older than my old man ever wasI try to keep it in context(Lyrics from “Older than my old man now”, Loudon …

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Jun 12 2014

From Buses to Basements

The glow from the past weekend at Busfusion is slowly fading, and I’ve been getting back to things I’d started before I left for Moab. I’ve made some good progress this past week, and that includes time invested today. Steff has been really helpful and together we nailed a bunch of things on my bucket …

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Jun 10 2014

2014 BusFusion – Trip Report

After months of preparation, the 2014 edition of BusFusion is now a string of awesome memories. It started on Thursday (June 5th) with cool weather however by Friday afternoon the sun was out and the warmth tempted a lot of people into going for a swim in the Mississippi River. And the wonderful weather lasted …

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Jun 04 2014

Defining Moments: Breaking Away

As I’m getting caught up on all the social media stuff that I’ve missed during the day, one item caught my eye. It’s been 35 years since the Oscar winning “Breaking Away” came out, wow! The movie was amazing on many levels when it came out… 1979 wasn’t a time when bike racing was really …

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Jun 03 2014

New Cards for 2014

Inspired by a Klout “perk” of 50 free cards from Moo, I decided to look into what their cards look like. And what the perk was really all about. The perk was really just advertising, the cards all had both the and Klout logos on them unless you upgraded to something that wasn’t free. …

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Jun 03 2014

Canadian Cyclists & Doping: My Thoughts Today

I read the exclusive update that Velonews published after the end of the Giro (posted to their website on June 2nd) with Ryder Hesjedal talking for the first time in more detail than a press release about his past doping transgressions: Exclusive: Hesjedal speaks about past doping offenses I was glad to see the storyline, …

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