All posts for the month October, 2016


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Our friend Steve from Ontario flew out and we joined him and Scott for a ride, at Smith Creek, near Kelowna.  (Scott is another Ontario transplant who now lives in Kelowna.)  The Smith Creek trails are his favorite local ride and he was a great guide and host for us all.

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Overlapping with the time spent with Kyle, I met a really great guy, Tim D.  This eventually got me involved with a project shooting tabletop product shots for the trail-building tool company, TrailBoss USA.  These lightweight trailbuilding tools collapse into sections and slip into a backpack.  Their major market is the mountain bike trail building community.

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After hanging around in Bellingham for a bit, we made a new friend, Kyle R.  He was ‘stuck’ in Bellingham dealing with the second half of a car repair that was first begun up in Prince George, BC.

(I say, ‘stuck’, but after about 10 days with us, Kyle was spouting ideas like, “Bellingham actually wouldn’t be a bad place to live!”)

We spent about 10 days hanging out, bike riding, kayaking, hiking and getting to know each other.

Kyle has been out on the road since January and he’s aiming for a year.  He’s hit virtually all the National Parks and wilderness areas.  On previous jaunts he has hit Labrador, Alaska and some of the more far-flung spots.  We had a lot to talk about and it was a great time.  Eventually we got called away to meet some friends in BC and Kyle drifted towards the Montana high country near Glacier.  We’re hoping that our plan to meet up again down south this winter works out.

The kayaks were rentals from the amazing Community Boating Center.  Did you know that Bellingham is the best town for kayaking in the USA?  The ocean is so warm here.


Knob Gobbler trail / Sumas Mountain photo courtesy Holly M

I broke my blogging streak.  It (shamefully), has been about a month since my last confession.

I’ll be doing some catch-up postings to let you know what’s been going on.

Short-version: British Columbia.

But I broke something else too.  Here’s a quickie post about my…well…post?

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