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About gssfire

High school teacher, husband, father of three children currently residing in Golden B.C.

I’m back

Hi again.  Ok, so I’ve been a little delinquent about posting.   My apologies.    It’s funny how life and work seems to get in the way.   Plus, there really hasn’t been a lot to write about – the … Continue reading

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What if…?

For the past 50 years, we, as a society, have been told by government and health officials that eating too much saturated fat is not good for our health.  It can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol … Continue reading

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The “S” word

If you’re new to cycling, especially road cycling, there comes a  point to which every new cyclist has to confront the dreaded “S” word – you know what I’m talking about. Yes – “Spandex”. Or in my case, “Expandex”. Those … Continue reading

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Done deal! (almost)

So, I finally did it.  I bought a bike.   Exactly like the one you see below It’s a Giant Defy Advanced 2.    Bought it in Cranbrook.  Excited?  Yes!  Can’t wait to ride it?  Yes!     Only one … Continue reading

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My first time (it’s not what you think)

As my date with a bike store draws closer (this coming Monday), it makes me wonder when my desire to take on a long distance endurance ride actually began.   After all, it’s not like you wake up one morning … Continue reading

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An extraordinary day

Yesterday was an extraordinary day.    And it had nothing to do with cycling.   Instead, it had everything to do with this: If you’ll indulge me, I will explain why. In 2002 I became a member of Golden Volunteer … Continue reading

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T minus 6 and counting

So if you’ve been following along, you know by now what my purpose for writing this blog is (if you haven’t, it’s to complete a gran fondo this summer).    You also know that in order to achieve my goal, … Continue reading

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