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August 30, 2009

Burgos to Barcelona

Filed under: Spain, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 7:09 am

A statue of El Cid in Burgos

A statue of El Cid in Burgos

Our stay in Burgos would be short.  We rose early and before we left went out into the dewy morning air and explored on foot.  We entered the old town as the warm sunlight was just kissing the upper reaches of the cathedral.  The streets were clean and empty.  (more…)

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North Vancouver—Mt. Fromme (Ride 24)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 6:09 am

Seventh Secret, Leppard, Krickum Krankum, Kirkford, Griffin

Knobs rolls down Seventh Secret

Knobs rolls down Seventh Secret

We took a day off to transfer the trailers to Vancouver.  This was our second stop in the greater Vancouver area on our BC adventure.  You might be wondering why we needed a second stop in Vancouver.  The truth is, for me, the riding in North Van is very (more…)

August 28, 2009

Squamish—General Information

Filed under: BC 2009, General Mountain Bike Travel, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 6:27 am

Bed Race contestants

Bed Race contestants

For those considering a mountain biking trip to Squamish, I’m including some basic information in this section to get you started.  Though we’ve spent a lot of time in Squamish, the percentage of trails on the map that we have ridden is low.  There are so many trails there and we HAVE to re-ride our favorites.  That being said, the bike shops have been directing us to some prime offerings and those have been reflected in our choices.  And did I mention that the riding in Squamish could be the best anywhere?

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Squamish—Powersmart (Ride 23)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 5:53 am

Knobs on the upper portion of Powersmart

Knobs on the upper portion of Powersmart

Yesterday was supposed to be our last ride for this trip to Squamish.  Somewhere along the way, we decided to extend our stay a day.  If we’d have followed our hearts, we might still be in Squamish.

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August 27, 2009

Laguardia to Burgos

Filed under: Spain, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage, Wine — anotherheader @ 8:46 pm

Bodega Ysios seen in the morning light

Bodega Ysios seen in the morning light

Our cell phone’s alarm clock rang early.  We were tired from the travel, but forced ourselves up and out into the early morning light.  This was the last hours of our short stay in La Rioja and we wanted to make the most of it.

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August 25, 2009

Squamish—Mid-life Crisis and Credit Line (Ride 22)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 7:09 pm

Knobs having a brief Mid-Life Crisis

Knobs having a brief Mid-Life Crisis

On Sunday, Quiver departed.  Around the RV Park, the residents were wondering where the “woman from San Francisco with the bear dog” went.  Perhaps they were worried that giving her their Social Insurance Numbers and mother’s maiden names was ill advised.

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Squamish—Bush Ape, Word of Mouth (Ride 21)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 4:14 am

Knobs on a banked turn on Bush Ape

Knobs on a banked turn on Bush Ape

Quiver’s bike had lost a suspension pivot bushing on our last ride.  At the Corsa bike shop, they went above and beyond and pulled a bushing off of another bike and put it on Becky’s bike for free.  A side benefit of our visit to Corsa is that we learned of a (more…)

August 24, 2009

Squamish—Credit Line to Brackentrail (Ride 16)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 9:17 pm

Edith Lake Panorama

Edith Lake Panorama

Sunday started slowly.  First there were visits to the Tantalus and Corsa Bike shops for a nipple for Becky’s Camelback, an up-to-date map, and some trail advice.  The trail system is constantly changing here, with new trails being added every year, so up to date information of where and what to ride is always useful.

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August 22, 2009

Squamish—Hoods in the Woods (Ride 20)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 8:32 pm

Knobs on Another Man's Gold

Knobs on Another Man's Gold

Squamish was still smoldering under the BC heat wave.  We were looking for an easier ride, after a long ride on the previous day, so we headed to Hoods in the Woods.  Hoods was the new trail that we skipped on our first try a few days ago.  Both the Corsa and (more…)

Laguardia

Filed under: Spain, Travel, Wine — anotherheader @ 5:34 pm

Stainless steel inside Bodegas Juan Alcorta

Stainless steel inside Bodegas Juan Alcorta

Don’t be confused.  This log entry is about our stay in Laguardia, Spain and not the airport of the same name in New York City.  There’s little debate that Laguardia, Spain makes for a better vacation destination than the NYC airport.

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