Author: Noah

13 Aug Garneau Evolution Annual Charity Ride

Re-posted from Facebook here

Cycling this year has been tremendously important to me, and I owe a lot of it to my team Garneau Evolution — I couldn’t have done it without their support and encouragement. We don’t just race bikes though, we also strive to give back to the community. And this Saturday August 18 is our annual charity ride. Our team and friends are riding from Vancouver to Whistler and back to Vancouver IN ONE DAY, riding over 260km to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and support directly hospitals and kids with medical needs.

I just made a donation and appreciate beyond words any amount you can too. chimp.net/groups/garneau-evolution

And if you want to join us, or for the shorter (also organized) 140km round trip to Squamish and back, please send me a message and/or check out facebook.com/events/288181357947109/

Support cycling, a local bike team, and, mostly, children in need.

If you’re not looking to donate money, please like, comment, ask, or spread the word. Thanks.

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31 May How Tim Cook is changing Apple – Fortune Tech

Reblogged from my Tumblr page. Check the original post here.

How Tim Cook is changing Apple – Fortune Tech:

Encouraging look at the new, operational-savvy leadership of Apple under Tim Cook, and a departure from fear under Steve Jobs:

“As Apple enters a complex new phase of its corporate history, perhaps it doesn’t need a god as CEO but a mere mortal who understands how to get the job done.”

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22 Feb Mt Baker ski area, big and tiny

As Mt Baker, a ski area in northern Washington state, is getting pummeled by snow this year, it’s amazing to think about the scope of this little ski hill on the massive flanks of heavily glaciated, active volcano Mount Baker. Well, actually, the ski hill is on the arm of Mt Shuksan, but nearly hugs the ridgeline over to Mt Baker. What amazes me about this little ski hill is not just the amazing amount of snow it gets every year (1140″ in 1998-99) or the access to phenomenal sidecountry skiing, but how it’s still just a tiny sliver of the volcano massif (inbounds ski hill as outlined in blue in the picture here) and how the highest lift served peak is 5689 vertical feet below the summit of Mt Baker, ie. more than the entire vertical drop of Whistler/Blackcomb or Revelstoke, the most in North America. The real world, via Google Earth, can still blow us away.

mt-baker-googleearth

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