Category Archive: Vanagon

Feb 23 2016

Metamorphosis

It has taken two years to get to this point and it’s definitely a big deal! A mix of feeling nervous and excited. Babe is getting a serious makeover… I’ve enjoyed the past 5 years, heading into 6 I knew I wanted there to be a lot more. And the rust was beginning to be …

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Apr 06 2015

Babe is Back, it Must be Spring

I didn’t have a chance to write up anything about getting my camper out of storage other than a quick post to Facebook. Let me fix that. Late last year we got together with our friends from Turbo Training Marilyn and Michael to see their new place and have dinner together. Yes, the same delightful …

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Oct 05 2014

October In Vermont. Again!

I’m told we’re creatures of habit and I’m ok with that. Going to Vermont to enjoy the Autumn colours and some mountain biking for Canadian Thanksgiving is a habit I like and will happily be that creature for years to come. Andrea and I have been doing this longer than I’ve been keeping this blog. …

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Sep 29 2014

2014 Buses at Bon Echo

What a fabulous weekend! The weather was perfect, the colours are almost at their best and the turnout was good. Previous years have been cold or windy or both (you can read my 2011 entry for a little look into that!) but this year made up for all the past weekends. There was no real …

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Jul 31 2014

It’s Nice To Be Back

Back at Mont Sainte Anne, back to shooting another big event, back to camping. And back on the road after Monday’s misstep. Back to camping in a parking lot too! I had arranged camping in advance with the media relations person and she made sure things were taken care of. Unfortunately the camping area hadn’t …

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Jul 29 2014

What A Difference A Day Makes

I went to bed last night a little more relaxed than I had been earlier in the evening. Might have been the company; sitting around a kitchen table with Greg and Frank shooting the breeze was fun. Then again it might have been the tasty beer along with some 12 year old Aberfeldy scotch. The …

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Jul 29 2014

Off To A Rough Start

I’m headed to a couple of races I really enjoy, I’ve covered these since before having my Westy and the photos I have include the first World Cup victory by Geoff Kabush when he crossed the line in a very muddy race at Bromont.That race is no more (which is a shame, it’s a great …

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Jul 05 2014

Mariposa 2014 – Day 1

This music festival started over 50 years ago and I’ve never been to it. When it started, people like Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Dylan were just finding their stride. And I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know nearly enough about the who’s and what’s that make up the history of the festival. …

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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 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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