Travel

Mar
17

What a difference a day can make…

Another adventure with the skidoo, ATV and finally, the sweet smooth ride of the SUV to the airport brought me out of my winter wonderland to the chaos of LAX.  Yes, it was a shock to the system to arrive at the bustling airport after the two hour flight to the south west of Salt Lake City.  I felt like Dorothy and I definitely was not in Kansas … more

Mar
6

Good hair day

Sometimes things are a little out of control in my schedule….like, say, for instance last Sunday when I raced the last day of the Merco Classic (115km), was dropped off at the SFO International airport about 2 1/2 hours later, then up to Vancouver a few hours after that and checking into the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.   But that’s not the end of it….a few hours after this, … more

Mar
2

Sometimes getting to the race is the hardest part….Twelve Step Plan to the Airport!

Okay, anyone who has visited this site knows by now we have a rather complicated life in the winter season.  Living and training high has its benefits but sometimes getting to the airport is harder than getting ready for a race.  Especially like this morning after two days of fresh pow falling from the sky.  To give you an idea, here are some shots from the morning commute: … more

Dec
27

My Kind of Holiday Season

Mte. Aire Canyon, Utah Some people measure the success of a holiday season by the amount of presents given or received. Peter and I came to the conclusion over a decade and a half ago to not enter into the shopping center feeding frenzy this time of the year. The best memories I have from xmas and new years are when I’ve been in the great outdoors. What … more

Dec
21

Living the ‘Wild’life

Mte. Aire Canyon, Utah I’m on this new team and find myself suddenly connected to athletes around the world. We’ll wear the same jerseys and work towards winning together, yes, this is true, but it’s the human side that interests me the most. While on our epic rides at camp, I had the chance to get to know many of my new teammates. I discovered little bits of … more

Nov
22

Le Grand Ligne

Montreal, Quebec I’ve made the commute from Montreal to my home in the Eastern Townships countless times. Most of the time, I take the easiest way on the small highways traveling from my valley in southern Quebec to the main autoroutes leading to the big city. A few times this commute has taken on a bit of an adventure when I’ve ventured into the small veins of roads … more

Oct
29

Plein en Afrique: Mali Notes from the Field #3

Bamako, Mali A calm sets over me whenever leaving a city for the countryside. I can breath again when the bustle is left behind. In Quebec and Utah, my dual home existence, the most powerful medicine for my soul is that of listening to the wind in the trees and the birds chirping. It’s the same everywhere in the world. Africa is no different. On Wednesday we left … more


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