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[28 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Duathlon Season Wrap up. | ]

This past summer I doubled the number of duathlons run (from one to two!). I just completed the Toronto Island Duathlon and recorded a significantly improved time (although the run segments where each 0.5 km shorter than other meets.

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[28 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Completed my first duathlon | ]

Wow! I did it. I finished my first duathlon – no heart attacks, no long term injuries. The table below shows my times for each segment and for amusement I included the times for the second place finisher (top in my age group). All in all I thought I did awesome. My runs were slow, but I’m not a long distance runner and I really didn’t have the stamina to go much faster. My cycling segment was much better (I even moved up 14 …


[30 Mar 2005 | Comments Off on MEC Bernoulli Gone? | ]

O.k I admit it.. I didn’t notice that Mountain Equipment Co-op stopped carrying the Bernoulli jackets — you know the ubiquitous Gore-Tex cycling jacket that nearly everyone wears (or the very similar lower cost non-waterproof version, the Venturi? (now Super Microft)). This probably happened over a year ago too… Now I’m looking to maybe replace my Bernoulli because it’s starting to get a few too many tears and grease stains. And what does MEC come up with as an alternative? The Zik (…who was the ad-wizard for …

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[3 Oct 2004 | Comments Off on Mountain Biking in Haliburton | ]

A couple of weeks ago, I went with three friends to try out the trails in Haliburton Forest. Haliburton Forest has over “three hundred kilometres of access roads and trails” which makes it very difficult to try every trail in one weekend! Trails range from gravel roads, double-tracks (trails made by 4x4s), single-tracks and dead ends running up very steep rocky cliffs or straight down into fetid bogs!
Many of the trails are dual-use (hiking/biking) and that weekend we shared a few trails with runners participating in a …

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[31 Aug 2004 | Comments Off on Bike Trails in Hamilton | ]

I just spent a week in Dundas (near Hamilton, Ontario) and got to cycle on a number of paths and bike trails. I was certainly impressed with these trails. Several abandoned railroad right-of-ways have been converted to excellent shared use trails, many of the streets and highways have well marked bike lanes and there are many mountain biking trails (both maintained and bushwacked). There is a trail map available.