Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far


This weekend, after many many weeks of heat and laziness on my part, I was able to get out for a desperately needed mountain bike ride!

One of the best parts of living in a place with lots of mountains and trees, is the ability to explore to my heart’s content. On this particular ride, I followed one of the local maps and made a horrible assumption…  Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far”


Photo of the day July 10,2011 – A heavy load

Today I got out and exercised 3 times! I started early with a ride at my local mountain biking trails. My legs were tired, but the ride was a great wake up and the spark to start my engine.

Later on, my wife (who gets up way too many times at night to nurse our baby), wanted to go down for a nap. The opportunity arose to have our middle child head out to the beach with his gramma, so I took our monster sized baby out for a hike!

Once I added my camelback full of water, snacks for him, and all the stuff that comes with having a baby(wipes, diapers, change of clothes, etc) I swear I had 50 pounds on my back! It made for a good workout, that’s for sure.

Later in the day, I had some time to kill before the little man went to bed, so I hooked up our new bike trailer to my mountain bike, strapped a helmet on his head, and I took him for a ride around the hilly neighbourhood. He was asleep within 5 minutes of hitting the pavement. Such a cutie.

With my vacation winding to a close, taking some time to relax with the kids and enjoying the outdoors has been just what the doctor ordered.

When Logging Companies Piss me off.

Cleacut logging of old-growth forest as seen i...
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Today I was out for a mountain bike ride in an area that many people hike and bike on. There was a new sign at the start of the trailhead. ‘Private Property’ – Island Timberlands. Right next to it was a sign about some ‘partnership’ to protect sensitive areas signed off by Nanaimo, the BC Government and Island Timberlands. Continue reading “When Logging Companies Piss me off.”