A Life Well Lived

I haven’t done everything, but it’s on my list

Welcome!  This is where I get to share my adventures with you.  Check out my trip reports, gear reviews, how-to, and training tips.  

January 31, 2019

In the Fall of 2018, my dad and I were in the process of planning an upcoming trip on the Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit.  I was in need of a small backpack to hold the items I'd need throughout the day: food, clothing, etc.  I wanted something waterproof, but also durable...

November 22, 2018

There are few bike upgrades that will have as much impact on your performance as a quality set of carbon wheels.  For Time-Trialists and Triathletes, deep-section carbon wheels can save a considerable amount of time when compared to their alloy counterparts.  The prima...

September 23, 2018

The Bowron Lakes is a 70 mile circuit of lakes located in central British Columbia, Canada.  It is truly an amazing place with lakes, rivers, forests, marshes, and wildlife - a true wilderness experience.  As with anywhere in the pacific northwest, weather can be unpre...

August 15, 2018

Within about two weeks of the race it was clear that Ironman Canada 2018 was not going to be easy - even by Ironman standards.  The weather was forecasted for clear skies with highs in the mid 90's.  That along with the more than 8,000ft of climbing on the bike course...

June 20, 2018

With less than two months to go until Ironman Canada, Victoria 70.3 lined up as the perfect preparation race.  It's a relatively flat course in a great location, so this trip would double as a mini vacation for my wife and I.  In the week leading up to the race, the we...

May 1, 2018

After having compared a number of down suits on the market, I decided on the Marmot 8000m Suit.  It has an excellent combination of features that puts it above most other suits on the market.  Marmot really put a lot of thought into making the suit simple and user frie...

April 18, 2018

Rain pants are an important part of any hiker's inventory.  Being able to choose the right pair for you is a matter of understanding the basic features and how they best suit your needs.  There are basically three routes you can take when it comes to choosing rain pant...

April 4, 2018

I've been using the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music for a few weeks now (I'll review that after I've had more time with it), and thanks to Garmin's new software, Running Power.  Here are some of the things I've noticed as I've begun to use Garmin's new running power softwa...

March 20, 2018

Without a doubt, the most useful Ironman training tool in my possession is a bike trainer.  After all, Ironman is - first and foremost - a bike race.  To be able to run well, you've got to build your bike engine strong enough to carry you 112 miles with energy to spare...

March 8, 2018

Hiking the PCT, AT, CDT, or the JMT can all be a truly life-changing and wonderful experience - months away from work and electronic distractions while you reconnect with nature and meet tons of amazing people along the way.  But if you want to have a successful and fu...

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Hi, I'm Kevin.  I'm a triathlete and mountaineer, among other things.   This is where I get to share my adventures with you.  


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