Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 - so that's a thing now.

Here's what happened around here in 2017, though frankly that's old news.

Year 2 - Tav and Aiste

And while were about it, here's a picture of me on New Year's Day, which you can't really tell is me, but it is. So there.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Here it is...

Happy Christmas All!

We spent the pre-Christmas nights up at Silver Star in the parking lot, and were joined for a night by Paul and Angie. Then we ran out of propane and it was -20 degrees at night, so we thought coming home would be more festive. Here's to a great 2018!

  Christmas 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jibber Jabber

Mr T has no time for it, so I'm not going to write any. However, here's a funny picture of our Halloween effort.

And here's a documentary on Tav's progress with skiing:

Tav first skiing_HD

Finally, here's a picture of Aiste contemplating a parrot.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Ankle deep

Monday, October 30, 2017


Tav found some fun yesterday. I've no idea where he got the idea this would be fun from :)


Sunday, October 22, 2017

We had a baby, bought skis, picked a pumpkin, did a cyclocross race, and had a birthday.

And it looked like this:


Welcome to the world Aiste Jean Dye.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

So many things

So what's been happening?

Riding bikes has been happening. After a bit of a smoky and slightly unsatisfying summer, things have picked up considerably.

There was an extremely high quality trip to Revelstoke, which involved carrying bikes up to the top of Standard Peak and considerable old-skool freeriding to get back down again, then there was  deluxe truck shuttling with Wandering Wheels, and this to top it off we got dropped on Mt Cartier in a helicopter. No bad at all for three days.

It looks steep, because it is

Ricardo riding a bike like the one I bought.

Not a bad place to get dropped with your bike.

Following that, I bought a new bike and christened it by riding the "hardest trail in Vernon" in the dark. Then doing that again the next week. I've been avoiding buying a really expensive bike made of plastic for a long time, but seeing as the next thing on this list of recent occurrences is my 40th birthday I decided that I was old enough to stop caring about it and buy a "dentist's bike". Incidentally, I just went to the dentist and paid him a lot of money. I also go mountain biking with my dentist and he has a nice bike. There's some kind of connection here - if only I could figure it out.

Then we went to Nelson, where we did a "half triple crown" as a warm up to one day maybe going there for the actual whole triple crown ride.

Family train - all aboard for Nelson

Then we went to Whistler and Pemberton. Unconventionally I spent most of our time in Whistler in a ballroom, but I did get out for an after-work ride on Microclimate. Then on the way home squeezed in a Pemberton shuttle with Chuck which provided every type of trail condition imaginable.

And most recently, it was Thanksgiving. Big thanks to Canada for that. We weren't able to go to Mazama this year due to it being horribly expensive to have a baby in America and us being quite imminently having a baby. We had a baby nearly two years ago, but he's all grown up now and rides bikes and stuff, so it's just as well we're getting a new one next week. Eeek.

Thanksgiving 2017