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I ride my bike.

Life is busy, and the north is slowly warming up. Basically that means there is mud, slush, water, and dirt everywhere. Fortunately there is also warm air, and sunshine!  My friend Katie and I have decided to take the month of May to recharge and focus on getting fit. To help me along with this, I decided to buy a bike. Personally I hate biking, but decided that it’s great exercise and having found a bike I thought would actually be fun to ride around helped a lot.

I went to Canadian Tire and bought a wonderful “Cruiser Bike“!  It’s an old school bike with springs in the seat, no gears and the simple back pedal brake. I love it.  It reminds me of what my grandparents would have been riding around on while meeting up with friends at the local ma and pa diner!bike

It is going to be the perfect thing for me to doddle about on, because I know I won’t be going on any “mountain” excursions unless I am in my xterra!

What might just be the best part, is that it came with a basket. Meaning, my lovely little puppy Tonka will be coming along and riding in style!

Next step, gotta buy me a helmet! (Safety First!!)

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Sorry for the hiatus.

All I can say is that the lack of posting is fairly well justified.In the past month I have travelled over 2500 km’s, been in one car accident, helped my brother move to a new town, switched job locations, been accused of having an affair with a 65 yr old man (very not true), cried a few times, wished I was elsewhere, and now am finally back to dreaming about the future.I must say the definite highlight of my upcoming 8 days off of work, will be a trip I am hoping to take to a small Northern BC Ski hill.  “Powder King” Powder King is one of the north’s best kept most powder blessed secrets!Its located literally in the middle of nowhere between two small towns, Mackenzie(home of the worlds largest tree crusher)and Chetwynd, British Columbia. Pine Pass, Summertime The road to the mountain is treacherous and has taken many lives. This winter you may have heard about the avalanches and many people suspected trapped in the Pine Pass. Luckily everyone has been accounted for!  Bijoux Falls, Pine Pass, British ColumbiaHowever, the drive to this mountain is welllllllll worth it! I personally have never once been to this mountain and found ICE.The hill gets amazing amounts of powder and the owners give us a wonderful treat by only grooming 2 of the runs.  You can take the lift up, and then if you are brave, head over to the T bar where you can rise above the tree line and embrace un tracked powder!powderLift ticket prices are reasonable as well, only $45.00 for the day!  The one thing they need to work on though is the lodge, it’s small and smelly and lacking in room for the amount of people who are on the hill. Although I have to say, having this mountain be small and only visited by locals does make it unique and have a special place in many of us northerners hearts.Quite a few people take advantage of the mountain range Powder King is located in, with their skidoos. There are endless valleys and bowls and on a clear day this place will literally leave you breathless. Be sure though to take appropriate avalanche gear if you venture anywhere into the mountains in the snow. It’s not worth losing your or a loved ones life. Check out some YouTube videos here