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Cycling Fitness Training

Mountain Climbing on a bike

I went for an awesome ride with my brother up the Highwood pass in Kananaskis country. Unfortunately the lens fogged up on the Gopro so I will have to redo this ride to get the ascent footage. The pass is 7239 feet elevation and is one nasty climb, the last 3km takes a steep grade increase. I believe this is the highest paved road in Canada. Here is some of the descent footage as we rocketed back down to our start location.

 

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Work Work Work

We spent the weekend at the in-laws cabin again. Rained for most of Sunday, but we managed to get another level on the the play center.


Its really starting to come together and the kids are starting to enjoy it. One more work party should have it fairly complete for stage 1. Who knows what stage 2 will have in store for it…

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Cycling Fitness Training

Near Death

I went for a 100km ride the other day, but didn’t realize how close to my last it could have been. Coming up the highway on the return to home, I was on the shoulder right where I always am. This shoulder was about 6 feet wide, and I was about 1 to 2 feet from the ditch side.

All of a sudden I feel wind off a car like I have never felt before. It actually pushed me to the side a bit. The rear view mirror could not have been more than a couple inches from hitting me. Scared the heck out of me. I then watched as the driver continued towards the ditch. They yanked the car back into their lane just in time to miss the ditch.

I am not sure if they were drunk, asleep, or texting. But I am pretty sure they had no idea I was even there. If I had been just 50 feet further ahead, or riding in the middle of the shoulder, I would have been destroyed. Makes me think twice about early morning rides on major roads.