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Ride to Work and Back - Fitting it all in

On July 30th I had a scheduling dilemma. I needed to be at an SAA meeting in the evening and also ride 40kms. The weather in Richmond had been extremely hot (35C+) during this week with no rain for weeks.

That's when I had the bright idea to ride to work and back. The distance is just shy of 60kms round trip so I was sure Coach K would approve of the extra KMs broken up into two halves.

My route is very flat with only one bridge to cross and a bike lane for almost 100% of the ride. The ride to work was wonderful. The temperature was still cool and traffic was relatively light. The way home was much hotter and had more traffic but I had nothing but time to get home.

Each way I managed in just over an hour for a round trip of 2 hours and 16mins and just under 60kms.

Great way to fit it all in.

Happy Training!

Comments

Runner Leana said…
I am a big fan of the run or bike commute to work as an attempt to fit it all in. Nicely done!

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Fun

In early February, I bought a season's pass to Grouse Mountain.  I have owned a pass in the past but not in for a few years.  My main goal was to get up on Monday and/or Wednesday nights for the Social Snowshoe.  90 minutes snowshoeing up the Snowshoe Grind and over the back side of Dam Mountain.  Headlamps required.

Full Moon

Fellow Snowshoers
View of Vancouver
Yes, these are terrible photos.  I only took photos this one time.  I realized that the iPhone will not take good photos in these conditions and you miss the actual moment trying to get a good photo.
In addition to Grouse, I have been up to Cypress Mountain Nordic area two times this season
First trip to Cypress
Our friend The Raven

Map of the snowshoe trails
Happy hikers today
Happy hikers today