Get a Crown

One of my teeth has been the bane of my existence for some time. A few years ago an incisor on my upper right side abscessed. It was an exceedingly painful infection for which I…

Cemetery Dislocation

Bad run routing choices in a big snow storm and a little hidden ice begat a hospital adventure on icy roads, a gnarly upper body injury, a week off work and at least three times…

A Victoria birthday weekend with a (better) half

It’s been a number of years since I did the Victoria Marathon half or full, but I’ve often come over for other events or just for a long weekend getaway. It was nice to have a great weekend there with my better half and to do the same race, at the same time.

2014 Victoria Granfondo; riding ugly

On most any count that matters, it was a great day. The ugly was pretty much all me and my legs. I can’t really complain because the weather was great, the course was beautiful, the on-course volunteers killed it, and I had no mechanicals or bike-related issues. I was probably a good 40 minutes slower than I’d hoped, but pretty much anything can happen during 264km on a bike with lots of climbing.