Tales From the Trails

When Sam first asked if I would be interested in being a trail running ambassador for Mt. Waddington’s I remember trying to explain to him that this was a bit of a stretch. I certainly wasn’t the fastest trail runner who was winning races on a regular basis and there were certainly trail runners out […]

Ski Season is Off to a Bang

The only good thing about last years “winter” was being able to ride mountain bikes in hero dirt every day and riding alpine in mid February. I would much rather have a proper winter with snow sports and leave the mountain biking to its proper seasons. This year I dreamed would be different and not […]

On the Beauty of Secrets in an Age of Total Information

“Three may keep a Secret, if two are dead”- Ben Franklin. Psst! Can you keep a secret? I have something I want to tell you. We live in an age where the sum totality of human knowledge is carried around in our pockets with us and we are largely oblivious to how this changes our […]

Summer on the Inside

When I was young I had a pair of paddling shorts with a tag that read, “It’s always summer on the inside”. At the time I figured it meant that that shorts would be warm, but since then I find a deeper meaning in that phrase. In the winter I am drawn to go paddling […]

Stairway to Heaven

Now that fall has fully hit us with an onslaught of rain and colder weather its time to do two things. Think and dream about a proper ski season and then remember the best mountain bike rides you had this year. For me fall is maybe the best time to ride the moisture has returned […]

2015 Around the Lake Give’ R Take 30

Race Day for the Around The Lake Give R Take 30 last weekend dawned with the promise of sunshine as the volunteers scurried about setting everything up for the big event.  As with all races, excitement was in the air as the runners prepared with their rituals and nervous chatter filled the air.  This year […]

Visiting Skookumchuck Narrows

My favourite thing to do is take people to amazing places for the first time. It’s a pleasure and excitement to share a special place with your friends. Almost like your divulging a secret. Late in September I took the local group of young paddlers out to Skookumchuck Narrows. This place isn’t really a secret. […]

10 Grand Ride 2015

The 2nd annual Vedder Mountain 10 Grand ride took place last weekend in Chilliwack, BC. The Vedder Mountain 10 Grand ride was born out of necessity in 2014 when some manly men from Chilliwack decided they were getting soft and needed to man up. Plus we all like riding bikes so why not do a […]

Go Big or Go Home: Getting Better at the Long Slogs

One of my SUP specific goals this year was to become more comfortable with paddling longer distances.  I wanted to take part in the Nanaimo to Vancouver crossing again (without spending any time on the support boat for breaks), be better prepared for race season (regularly 10 plus km distances) and take part in the […]

350km to Mt. Terry Fox

Terry Fox is one of the greatest hero’s the world has ever seen. Its been 35 years since the Marathon of Hope. Terry Fox’s brother Darrell wanted to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope by riding 350 km from Kamloops to the base of Mt. Terry Fox in Valemount. The ride would […]