Travel Blog

27 Feb


A weekend warrior documents his quest to complete a personal one-day urban biking / hiking / paragliding triathlon.

Bill Nikolai, a 56 year-old librarian, has dreamt of combining three passions – bicycling, hiking and paragliding – in a one-day adventure in Vancouver. From his patio in the heart of the city, he contemplates the summit of Grouse Mountain and decides to get himself and his gear to the Peak and back, using only physical effort. Chocolate milk provides the fuel as city traffic is navigated, the infamous Grouse Grind trail is ascended and – ultimately – 45 pounds of baggage is shed and transformed into an aircraft.

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