Peter Kraiker

Peter Kraiker

Author's details

Name: Peter Kraiker
Date registered: December 1, 2014
URL: http://kraiker.photography

Biography

have started my blog as a place to capture the next chapter in my life. After having worked at IBM for 30 years, I "retired" as of April 2011. Before considering what I will do next for "work" or "income", I decided to spend some time traveling North America in my VW Camper with the express purpose of capturing the places I explore in images. Take a look at the "About" page for more thoughts on what this next chapter is.

Latest posts

  1. Another Cover — February 1, 2017
  2. A Sonos sound system upgrade — December 31, 2016
  3. CXTO — October 31, 2016
  4. Colorado wrap-up — October 24, 2016
  5. Three MTB rides around Fruita CO — October 17, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Westfalia Restoration Week 4 — 8 Comments
  2. Getting out and about – BoTC 2013 — 8 Comments
  3. October In Vermont. Again! — 5 Comments
  4. Westfalia Restoration – reassembly begins — 5 Comments
  5. The First Annual VCX — 4 Comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 01 2017

Another Cover

I’ve been working at this photographic next chapter for over 8 years now and I measure it by time invested and treasures uncovered. Getting a magazine cover is certainly something to be treasured. And with the latest issue of Pedal Magazine I now have my 4th cover. One was for a trade show magazine, the …

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Dec 31 2016

A Sonos sound system upgrade

In 1990 I bought a nice Denon stereo system with B&W speakers from Bay-Bloor Radio. It was my first serious investment in a sound system and I quite enjoyed it for many years.Some time in early 2001 the speakers told me they were getting tired and the amp was getting a little noisy. Plus it …

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Oct 31 2016

CXTO

Cyclocross racing in Toronto got a big boost with the recent CXTO event in Christie Pits Park this past Saturday. And it was a fun event to cover. Lots of people I know were there, a good turnout of racers and good crowds. I haven’t finished processing my photos yet, in part because there was …

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Oct 24 2016

Colorado wrap-up

Well! September 25th to October 15th was a home to Fruita Colorado and back trip. What a trip it was! Let me wrap this up in a summary entry. 4,149 miles (6677 km) for a 2016 total of 9,022 miles (14,520 km) 741 miles was the longest single day of driving according to my RoadTrip …

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Oct 17 2016

Three MTB rides around Fruita CO

I started this while Andrea & I were still in Colorado. I’m finishing it sitting at home a week later now that I have Internet & time not driving 🙂 After leaving Gunnison Andrea & I headed to Fruita with the intention of staying camped out in the 18 Road desert, riding the MTB trails …

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Oct 03 2016

A Colorado one day sampler

Here are four panoramic photos from our day in Gunnison & trip to Fruita. It was a beautiful place to be, fabulous spot to camp and great trails to ride. Big sky… I would have loved to stay up to take some photos but we were both totally wiped from the ride and were in …

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Oct 02 2016

Howdy from Colorado

After picking Andrea up in Denver, we headed south and now have a few nights of camping in Colorado behind us. I’m writing this from Gunnison after three days and nights up in Gothic campground (above Crested Butte). The first night was in a private campground below Colorado Springs we grabbed because the state park …

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Sep 28 2016

Three Days in September

Lots of days led up to these three days. They were mine to use. And I did. As best I could! Let me tell you a little bit about these three days in September. I blame a race in Leadville CO and a bunch of cyclists who got an idea two years ago and did …

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Sep 17 2016

A Week at Shelter Valley Folk Festival

I’ve been to the Shelter Valley Folk Festival every year since 2011. If you’re interested in a look back just do a blog search for SVFF. The first entry from 2012 touches on how Andrea and I got interested in the festival in the first place. And how the idea of volunteering crept into the …

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Sep 15 2016

The 7th GPCQM

I’ll jump ahead to this past weekend for the Grand Prix Cyclistes de Quebec et Montreal (GPCQM). This was the seventh time these UCI World Tour races have been held and they continue to be popular with riders and spectators alike. For the riders it’s probably a rare treat to get put up in one …

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