Bikespedition

All photos taken on May 13, 2022.

We often ask ourselves “When will we ever learn?” with regard to some of the hike or bike options we choose to embark upon in our mature years. Today was no exception, when son B suggested a 50 km (31 mile) ride into the mountains of the Seymour Wilderness Area. He also offered the option of a longer version of 75 km (46 1/2 miles), which we politely declined. My Patty was fretting about the distance and complexity of the ride, but, as it turned out, we are glad we went.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

11 thoughts on “Bikespedition

  1. What a nice day! The path looks so beautiful and the perfect place to unplug a bit and spend time together. My family is all about biking, but I’m the only one without a bike. Maybe if I had somewhere to store one, but I already have my stationary bike in our entryway so I can’t fit anymore ha.

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    1. It was a perfect ride, even though the weather was cloudy. Bike rides are the best. In cool weather, you can put more effort in. In hot weather, the moving air can cool you. I can see that bike storage would eb a problem in a big city. Son B and daughter K live in a highrise in Vancouver that has bike parking. Hope you get the bikesperience one day Lyssy. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. What a workout! I still haven’t ridden an E-bike, as Sladja doesn’t do bikes, so my cycling has been much curtailed these past few years 😉 That’s some distance you covered, which means you got to ‘Seymour’ (sorry). Curious to hear your son is studying Dutch, and why. I speak Dutch, which I learned during my five years living in Amsterdam! Thanks for the bike ride, Allan.

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    1. E-bikes made it a little easier, but son B got a good workout on his city bike. Too bad about your lack of biking. Maybe you need a sidecar for Sladja 🙂. As a “groan” man, I wanted to save my readers from any undue “pun”ishment, by using that turn of phrase.

      Given his work with bicycle infrastructure, Brian has been to the Nederlands several times and even did some work in a couple of the cities. He started studying Dutch for that purpose and to communicate with his counterparts and has been studying on line for some time since then. He also watches many Netflix series in Dutch. He does annoy his Mom sometimes answering her inquiries in Dutch. Thanks for coming along Leighton. Allan

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  3. Again, thank you for all the pictures. You guys went a long way and it must’ve been fun. I always enjoyed all the photographs that you include in your post they are fun and you’re pictures of trees are magnificent always. Wishing all of you a blessed week. Thanks for sharing. 🦋❤️🌹🤗

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    1. Thanks Joni. It was all our son’s idea and we were happy to cycle somewhere new (as long as we were on E-bikes). So nice to be that close to the mountains. Glad you are enjoying the photos. I have been asked why I include so many. They do tell a story. Thanks for reading. Allan 🤗🤗❣️❣️

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  4. Biking, as we have discussed before, is the best way to see a place! Must admit I never went yo Seymour in the summer, just the winter. When we lived there it was all about sailing. Bernie

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    1. We hiked the Lower Seymour in January, so was nice to cycle a bit further in spring. A great ride and nice to see the reservoir up top. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan

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