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Trail #15 Bike Ride

All photos taken on September 2, 2022.

In my first post of this series, I indicated that we had brought our folding E-bikes with us, with the hopes of doing some age appropriate riding in the mountains. The afternoon grew hotter and as it was still not quite wine o’clock, we opted to take our first ride.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Trail #15 Bike Ride

    1. We had to get used to riding this style of trail. Once we did, it was much more enjoyable as you will see in later posts. Perhaps some of the people we met on the trail, looked at us and said, what are those old fogies doing riding on this trail. A bike trailer was definitely not a wise idea, especially with a baby on board. Thanks for reading and commenting Lyssy. Allan


  1. What a gorgeous trail. Your close up of the Spruce Grouse is brilliant. I love the name and what a beauty it is with that inquisitive look on its face. You did well to negotiate some of those narrow paths, I have never ridden an E-bike and wonder how I would get on. The trailer people… urgh. Makes me think of all the mums and dads with absolute MASSIVE buggies causing havoc in narrow supermarket aisles and on buses.

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    1. Thanks Leighton. While we were a bit tentative on our first ride, we were so glad to be riding on other than asphalt. The fool hens, either they skitter off into the bush making cooing sounds all the way or they stand stock still and hope nobody sees them. Neither of these methods works well with serious hunters. As to the giant trailers and buggies, we call them Mommy Hummers over here. How did we ever get by with only our little Umbroller when we were raising our kids? Thanks for reading Leighton Have a great Thursday. Allan


    1. Given that we had been riding for many months on smooth wide trails, we had to learn how to navigate narrower routes (and roots). Couple that with more people on the trails and it was a little tense for a while. Thanks for reading Bernie. Hope your week is going well. Allan


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