Sunday, 23 February 2014


What a beautiful weekend here at home in Cole Harbour and throughout the Halifax Region. The sun was shinning, snow melting, and even the birds were singing. Although winter is still planning to visit us the weather of the last few days has given us hope that it will soon be slipping away.

It has been a great weekend of riding as well. I had an hour long ride with my good friend Terry on the trainers in his 'Man Cave' on Friday night. We were up early on Saturday morning for a three hour mountain bike ride from Cole Harbour through Dartmouth and along the waterfront in Halifax as the sun started to rise and heat up the asphalt.

This morning, Sunday, I decided to get up early and left the house before 6am to get a few hours in on the bike in the wee hours before sunrise. I had to get some time in and get it done before the Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Game between Canada and Sweden.

As the sun started to rise over Cole Harbour an hour into my ride hockey fever was also on the rise! The golden warmth of the glow was a prelude to the gold yet to come! And what a beautiful sunrise it was....
Team Canada and Sidney Crosby fans started to line up in front of numerous bars in the area as discovered here at 7am Sunday morning an hour before puck drop. My good American friends will get a chuckle out of, beer, breakfast, and most of those in line had a Tim Horton's cup in hand waiting for the doors to open.
After arriving back home at just past 8am I had the chance to drag a couple loads of wood into the house and get on the trainer in front to the TV for an hour long ride and some entertainment Canada Hockey style. Canada was up 2-0 at this point and Sid just notched a key goal while playing terrific hockey.
This is our second weekend in a row with fairly nice weather in the early morning hours. Last weekend Terry and I were out trekking along the Halifax Harbour for a few hours as well. Although the sun was shining it was still -4C. I am the good looking guy in the back and as usual Terry had to be at the front! haha! WE have had some great rides lately.
Kids, Hockey, and Training continues to rule my world. As an example, on this Sun-Day I got a mountain bike ride in from 6-8am outdoors, trained indoors 815-915am on the cyclops, finished watching the game til the singing of O'Canada, grabbed a quick shower and packed Leslie, Brady, and Haley into the car for a 30 minute drive to Brady's hockey game taking us from 11am through to 3pm, afterwards I gotta scoot home to catch Alexis game with UNH on the internet from 3-530pm, then it is time to pack Haley up and run her an hour down the road back to University at Acadia, leaving enough time to hustle back home only to happily run to the airport at 11pm to pick up Brett from Milwaukee where Shattuck was playing - he is home for a two week break!

Crazy Busy yet Fun and Exciting. Have a great week!

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