Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's June. I have no time.

4:30 sunrise
23:31 sunset

June has been crazy busy so far.  My friend Steph is here from Ontario for a visit (although I don't plan on letting her leave) and I just wrapped up a successful Association of Canadian Archivists conference here in Whitehorse.  I have hardly had time to bike much less write about it.

This week I am taking a day off to perhaps head out to the Wildlife Preserve or maybe float down the Yukon River in a canoe.  This weekend is the Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay and there could be a hike over the Chilkoot pass in my future next week.

Aside from the weather (cool and rainy) June has been great.  Hang on for the second half!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bike Twin

4:42 sunrise
23:15 sunset

Look what was parked at the college this week:






It's my bike twin!  I have never seen another Vitali frame, nevermind an exact copy of my Jemimah:


Aside from figuring out that my bike was sold by a local bike store (La Bicicletta) in Vancouver, sometime prior to 2001 and more likely sometime in the early 1990s, I wasn't able to learn much more from the Googleverse when I bought my bike in 2008.  My bike isn't the fanciest out there, but I do love her and she's so pretty!  The steel tubing (Columbus) is shiny and of course the campy parts aren't bad either.

I love that there are two of us here in Whitehorse!