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Training Log Archive: Bash

In the 7 days ending Jun 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mountain Biking3 3:11:40 25.73(8.1/h) 41.4(13.0/h) 634
  Power Yoga1 27:00
  Total4 3:38:40 25.73 41.4 634

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Sunday Jun 13 #

11 AM

Mountain Biking (Trail) 1:43:31 [3] 22.35 km (13.0 kph) +366m

Browner and Storm brought their pooches to keep AdventureDog and BazingaDog company while the humans went for a fun, warm mountain bike ride. We started with the Covid Crusher in our back yard, then rode down to Albion Hills, where we spent most of our time.

We phoned in a takeout burger order to the Caledon Hills Brewing Co. and rode over to Palgrave village on the rail trail. Their patio is open but we took our food to the gazebo in the dental clinic's back yard. We rode home through Palgrave Forest and released the beasts to play in the back yard while we had cold adult beverages. A really good day - very close to normal life.
5 PM

Power Yoga 27:00 [1]

Trying to get rid of the left lower back / hip pain. It only hurts when I sit or lie in certain positions so it's mostly OK - an incentive to be active. But it's also new, weird and wrong. It may be related to sciatica-like symptoms I've been having on and off since the winter.

Saturday Jun 12 #

3 PM

Mountain Biking (Trail) 47:50 [3] 10.02 km (12.6 kph) +170m

'Bent was still fatigued after his 2nd dose so I did a solo single track tour of Palgrave Forest. The poison ivy is so lush now that in some sections, it feels like threading a needle while bouncing down bumpy descents, grinding up steep, rooty hills and whipping around bermed curves.

It turns out that mid-afternoon on Saturday is a great time to miss the crowds. I met a pair of bikers, at least one of whom was a novice, and a group of 6 equestrians who let me ride by them slowly and suggested that I talk so the horses would know I was human. Oh, and there was one elderly lady with an unleashed dog in a section of hilly single track with blind curves. I greeted her dog but warned her that most bikers wouldn't be watching for loose dogs. Luckily, she was about to duck out to a hiking trail.

Almost no LDD moth caterpillars are dangling from webs in the middle of the trail anymore!

Friday Jun 11 #


If I'd known this would happen on Ontario's record vaccination day, I would have felt obligated to run outside Brampton's CAA Centre to find 234 people.

Thursday Jun 10 #


Final day for the Caledon Hockey Hub vaccination clinic, which delivered 20,000 doses in total. Today was its biggest day - 1200 doses. The clinic is moving into a smaller auditorium because the air conditioning in the arena is broken. The security guard said it is expected to shut down completely by the end of July because the major vaccination effort will be over! I got 'Bent's appointment moved up to tonight so he'll have the next 3 days to deal with any side effects before he starts operating drills in people's mouths again.

I'm now two weeks past my 2nd dose. This doesn't change much in the short term while there is a race between vaccines and the more transmissible Delta variant. Taking basic precautions in most situations will still be wise for a while. But I'm super excited about the lives we'll be living in 2-3 months - especially all the hugs I've been waiting to give!

Wednesday Jun 9 #

3 PM

Mountain Biking (Trail) 40:19 [3] 9.03 km (13.4 kph) +98m

Weird left back/hip pain - definitely not from too much exercise. I had to mail a letter so I rode through Palgrave Forest to one of our closest mailboxes.

Tuesday Jun 8 #


About 4500 appointments at the Brampton CAA Centre vaccination clinic today. Non-stop madness - very similar to working Wilderness Traverse HQ at check-in. Just to keep everyone on their toes, exactly two people were scheduled to get Moderna. Lots of 2nd shots today. Canada is #1 in the world for 1st doses and we'll have a busy couple of months getting 2nd doses into arms.

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