Nick Burton

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BC Bike Race

First was the preparation.<p>I contacted my friend Nichol Gunton who operates nwmtbcoaching.com right after signing up for the BCBR in July of 2015. We …

Cocoa Nut Power Energy Balls

What do you have when you’ve got nuts, dates, cocoa, & salt in a food processor? Sounds like a nutrient-packed snack or fuel option to me! If you …

Nutrition

BCBR Tested: Juliana Joplin CC XX1

A look at a stage-race setup for long days in the saddle<p>Right around the time I found out I had scored a coveted entry to the B.C. Bike Race, the …

11 tiny daily habits that are wasting your time — even if you don't notice you're doing them

We're <i>all</i> running out of time. There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. That's just life.<p>However, if you feel like your inability to schedule your days is ruining your performance at work, that's probably a bad sign.<p>It's important to identify and drop harmful time-wasting …

10 Years of BC Bike Race

A celebration of the individuals who have been involved with the BCBR for all 10 of its years.

BC Bike Race 2016 - Staying Baggy

A little over a year ago I decided this was the year to check the box beside BC Bike Race (BCBR). Since August scheduling my days revolved around …

39 things I learned while doing the BC Bike Race, pt 1

On Saturday, July 9, I rolled across the finish line on the final stage of the fifth annual BC Bike Race, a seven-day mountain bike stage race held …

Mountain Biking

The Lost Kittens

Race tip #001: Write your name on everything. Trivia: How many ppl will be wearing similar jackets? @BCBikeRace #BIW https://t.co/OImcYME09f

B.C. Bike Race: Seven days of single track and tough terrain that garners global attention

A decade ago, Olympian and former Canadian national team mountain biker Andreas Hestler sat down at a coffee shop in North Vancouver with Dean Payne …

Entry Info

2018 Wait List<p>The Pioneer 2018 has now sold out.<p>We are incredibly excited to bring over 300 teams along for the journey of a lifetime for the third …

Review: Mashing absoluteBLACK’s oval narrow-wide ring & chainguide – should you switch to oval?

AbsoluteBLACK sent me their 32t oval narrow-wide chainring & chainguide system to try so I could see what all of the fuss is about. Sporting no …

6. Top 10 things I wish I'd known...

About 4 days after the race, I think back and reflect on a few things that I wish I'd have known… Hopefully others who are going to do the race in …

The Speculative Episode

Bubbles — like the current Vancouver housing bubble — are nothing new. Contrary to the views of some, markets are not efficient and are frequently …

The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound

How George Soros made his fortune on a daring bet against the British pound and the Bank of England.

Geoff Gulevich Takes on the BCBR

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Mountain Biking

The BC Stage Race Experience: Talk and Tips - Rider's Perspective

Last summer photographer John Gibson was invited to capture the stories from Singletrack 6: Ride the West. I was invited to ride it. As John raced …

Wealthsimple Review

by Dave Liggat<p>I've been watching the ascent of automated index investing services (e.g. Wealthfront) in the United States with keen interest, and I …

Investing

Hurry up and Wait – BC Bike Race Day Zero

Hurry up and wait – a necessary and well executed evil BC Bike race. Hurry up and get your race bag and bike loaded, then wait for the racer …

Day Zero

Profile: Karley Cunningham – Racer

<i>- Words by Teresa Edgar –</i><p>Karley Cunningham is no stranger to racing. She had first started racing in the Ontario Cup Circuit back in 2000, two years …

How to Do Endurance Training Better: Life-Hacking Special

Elite trainer and exercise expert Scott Johnston has been delivering a lot of bad news lately. All too often, he has to break it to clients that high-intensity interval training (HIIT)—short, super-intense workouts widely promoted to time-crunched athletes—isn’t a shortcut to aerobic fitness. “It’s …

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

What’s better than a warm, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast after a chilly morning ride? A warm, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that takes almost no prep work, and no morning prep work at all.<p>“This is a favorite fall breakfast recipe in my home, and I thought I'd pass it along because it's foolproof, …

Make These Ride-Ready Lasagna Rolls

When James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur Jody Adams was asked to help guide a bike tour of Sicily in 2008, she had one goal: "I didn't want to have to get in the van." She didn't—and by the end of the trip, she was smitten. Now, most mornings you can find Adams on her Seven Axiom, …

Deal with it

<i>Market update:</i> They suck.Faye and Rob started investing eight months ago, moving their money out of GICs and high-fee mutual funds at the local …

UPDATED: Canadian Investment Fee Calculator | Spring Financial Planning

<b>NOTE: The calculator has outgrown its old Google sheet and is now at autoinvest.ca. As of 2017, Sandi no longer manages the site, and the new</b> …

How to Pigeon Pose

Everyone can benefit from the hip opener known as pigeon pose, or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. Stress and tension can build up in the hips and create …

Squamish BC

<i>Submitted by Sandra Walter for Test of Metal Inc.</i><p>The first time I tackled the infamous 67ish-kilometre Test of Metal MTB XC Marathon race in …

A Week with the BC Bike Race

It was Day 1 of the BC Bike Race and to help ease the mad rush for the trails, we were starting in waves. They asked us to seed ourselves in the …

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