The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.


No matter what, life finds a way even in the harshest of environments.

Of the many pictures I took this Summer, the one above keeps drawing me back. I feel it perfectly represents resilience in the face of adversity. Life will always find a way.

I’m currently in the early stages of planning a trip around Vancouver Island in my original home province of BC. There will probably be some shorter trips south of the border as well but considering how busy the day job is, I’m not sure I can set aside the time to do them.

For the first time, I’ll be trucking my bike out to the coast and then flying out there. I simply don’t have the time to ride across the country (US or otherwise) and once you factor in the cost of food, gas and hotels, it sort of makes sense. I’m also looking to switch over to a soft back system for the bike over my current pannier set up. We’ll be doing lots of logging roads and those are notorious for poor surface quality. This will also be a trip with other riders, so that too will be different over my usual solo excursions.

I’m looking forward to this as I know the scenery and the scents of the BC Forests won’t disappoint. Plus I’ll be hooking up with some old friends. Right now I’m just waiting for some of the dates to firm up before I book everything.

So watch this space on more of that.


Watching the sunrise from The Devil’s Playground on Pike’s Peak 2016

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