Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Wheels

Some new wheels in our carport tonight! It's my new commuter bike. Aprilia SR50 Ditech, this the fastest production scooter in the world. I've already had it up to 63 km/hr without effort (It should max out between 75 and 80km/h). It's a fuel injected 2 stroke engine so it won't burn much oil or gas. It's reported to get upwards of 50km/l, so it has a range of 350km for about $8.

I'm looking forward to tomorrows ride to work!


Thursday, January 24, 2008


So I figured I would update this blog from it's Florida existence to our life in Victoria. We successfully imported our Suzuki XL7 into Canada and it is now licensed in BC. I started work at Schneider Electric in Victoria. And Tammy has started her private practice Koala Consulting. We moved into our house a couple of months ago and couldn't be happier with it. Right now Tammy and I have decided that we will be getting a scooter for a second vehicle. We need something that won't cost much or take up room in our driveway, a scooter seems to fit the bill. I will mostly be using it to get to work and back (approx 14km, 16 min, one way). Here is a link to the scooter that I think we will be getting on the weekend. It has enough power to keep a decent speed on hills so I won't be slowing traffic down. Apparently it is even legal to ride on the Highway as it does hit speeds of 80km/h (90km/h on a downhill).

We started our training program for IronMan Austria (when will the madness end?). And the training is going really well. Mike has us doing weights twice a week and I'm sure that I can feel a difference while biking. Our first week into the program just about floored us, since we did nearly zero training after Florida. We are now into week 3 and starting to feel like our aerobic systems have come around.

Thats all for now.