The Well of Life
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  Posted February 24th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija, Travel | 4 comments

Travel Croatia – Zagreb

Source: The New York Times

Ivan Meštrović is responsible for a lot of public art in Croatia and this was one of my favorites, located in the square that was once carrying name of our Marshal Tito, in lower town Zagreb, next to the elegant Croatian National Theatre.


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 A stroll through Katoomba
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  Posted February 20th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Australia travel

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Blue Mountains Australia – New South Wales Travel
We went to the Blue Mountains on our first trip to Sydney, Australia. It was impossible to miss the Blue Mountains main destination: town of Katoomba. Though the weather didn’t fully cooperate, we had a great time, because our friends who live in Sydney were good guides. They’ve been there before…


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 Cyclo cross skills
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  Posted February 16th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By: David Arthur road.cc contributor

Essential cyclo-cross skills from Paul Oldham
We spend the day learning how to ride cyclo-cross with one of the UK’s best racers. Cyclo-cross is one of the most exciting and accessible branches of cycle sport, but there are some key skills that can make it tricky to master. I’ve taken part in a few ‘cross races but would describe myself as a rookie. I haven’t mastered the strange business of dismounting and remounting for the obstacles. At least, not with any style or panache.


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 Historic Hostelry – Transit Hotel
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  Posted February 12th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Historic Hostelry
I heard people say: ‘If you see this hotel in your sights, run the other directions!’ I agree this place is a total dump. It stinks with spilled brews, totally unclean and serves too many risky patrons. I was terrified of this place, but it was declared a Historical Site and nothing could be done through the years to convince the Transit Management to make improvements.


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 Visiting Phoenix, Arizona
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  Posted February 8th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Our trip to Phoenix, Arizona
Things are different in the desert. The sky is bigger. The stars are brighter. The sunsets stop you in your tracks. It’s a feeling that can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. Come to Greater Phoenix and you’ll understand.


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 Texas hill country
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  Posted February 4th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Texas, USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Everything is big in Texas
In September 2007 we spent delightful week in Texas. Vera and I used my business trip to San Antonio, to travel around Texas. We managed to travel around for few days (on the weekend) with rented car and went to visit places like Austin, Corpus Christi, Fredericksburg and other smaller places on our way. It was a week well spent!!


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 CUBA ON YOUR OWN
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  Posted January 30th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Traveling Cuba

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Touring Cuba with rent a car on our own – Itinerary
Vera and I are planning another trip this year. With our friend Ljiljana from Toronto, we are visiting Cuba for two weeks at the end of February and first week of March. First few days we’ll spend in capital city Havana and than we’ll hit the road to see “real” Cuba.


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 Road Cycling in the USSR (Part 3)
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  Posted January 26th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Retrospective

By: Nikolai Razouvaev

Soviet cycling in perspective: Pills or No Pills
This is Part 3 in a series. Start from Part 1 or read Part 2.
I now began to see what he meant by comparing my performance in Maykop to racing between real and fake amateurs. My only goal in that race was to finish in the first bunch at least on one stage. I wasn’t far off from achieving that on some stages but couldn’t make a cut when the heavy-hitters got down to business.


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 Road Cycling in the USSR (Part 2)
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  Posted January 22nd, 2018 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Retrospective

By: Nikolai Razouvaev

Soviet cycling in perspective: The Farce
This is Part 2 in the series. Read Part 1.
The system’s rules were not spelled out; there was no rule book, no instruction manual and no clearly defined path to take. You listen to those who have gone before you, like Trumheller, those who made it and if you liked what you saw, you went for it.


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 Road Cycling in the USSR (Part 1)
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  Posted January 18th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Retrospective

By: Nikolai Razouvaev

Soviet cycling in perspective: Can’t Forget the Past
Thirty years ago, Nikolai Razouvaev was a junior world champion. He experienced the Soviet cycling system in its prime. It was more than a sport; it was a way of life.


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 Dim Sum in New York
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  Posted January 14th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

World Travel

By: Dumneazu

New York, Just like I picture it: Skyscrapers, Dim Sum, and everything!
It is good to be in New York at Christmas time. New Yorkers are, contrary to the stereotype, extremely friendly and engaging, and love to start up friendly conversations anywhere, on street corners, on buses, waiting for subways.


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 Life is too short NOT to be Italian!
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  Posted January 10th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

World Travel

By: Mojca Žirovnik

It’s totally true that if – in our lives – we did some things Italians do regularly, our life would be better.


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 Camping free in Hawaii
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  Posted January 6th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | 8 comments

Homeless in Hawaii

By: Zdenko Kahlina
The Other Side Of Paradise
Driving around Oahu island is really interesting. On the east side there are snorkeling spots, beaches and small towns. On the north shore, there are beautiful beaches and big waves – surfing paradise.


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 Edmonton Masters
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  Posted January 2nd, 2018 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 3 comments

Cycling in Edmonton

By: Andrew Hanon

Middle-aged men in lycra taking to Edmonton streets
Peter Heppleston hasn’t been able to ride his bike since June 13, when he crashed on a mountain road in Jasper. The wipeout, at about 60 kmh, put the 65-year-old in hospital with a broken collar bone, damaged hip and countless scrapes and bruises. He’s itching to get back in the saddle.


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 ALOHA Adventure
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  Posted December 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 15 comments

Visiting Hawaii (Oahu)

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Healing Our Spirit Woldwide
Thanks so much for your interest and reading about our trip to Oahu. We left for a 10 nights vacation on September 3rd and were very excited. Vera was attending the sixth gathering for aboriginal people from all over the world, under the name “Healing Our Spirit Woldwide”. While she was busy in the Hawai’i Convention Center most of the days, I was riding my bike and exploring the city and the whole island of Oahu. 


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 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
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  Posted December 24th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

9th Anniversary

By: Zdenko Kahlina

‘Zdenko’s Corner’… it’s been nine years already!
Nine years ago I created my own web page ‘Zdenko’s Corner’. Words can’t express how that silly, simple, little thing changed my life. Thanks to everyone who has read, liked, shared and commented on my posts! Other thanks to everyone who just stopped by and took a quick peek without reading or leaving comments. You all are the best!


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 The misery machine
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  Posted December 20th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | One comment

Winter training

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Suffering on the Turbo trainer in the basement.
If you have used the turbo trainer like me, suffering in the pain cave surrounded by snow, getting photos from Los Angeles friends, still riding outside and doing paceline work and dreaming of the spring – you know the trainer is a necessary evil for all of us cyclists in Canada.


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 Winters in Edmonton
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  Posted December 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

Source: EDMONTON JOURNAL

How to survive Edmonton winters
It’s only November and I’m starting to feel the winter crazies. Winter has officially arrived in Edmonton, like it does every year. That’s one season that never fails. And when winter arrives it’s time to take out the warm gloves, hats, scarves and shovels. Edmonton endures very cold winters, with quite a long snow season.


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 The El Arco
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  Posted December 12th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring El Arco – So stunning!
At the very tip of the cape, and of the Baja California Peninsula, is Baja’s most famous landmark, El Arco, the exclamation point at the end of the Baja Peninsula.


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 Biking around Los Cabos
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  Posted December 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | 8 comments

Top Rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cycling in Baja California, Mexico
I was reading some travel reports about people who cycled from California all the way down south to Cabo San Lucas, most of them on mountain bikes. Still, I haven’t heard about someone’s experience riding a road bike in Los Cabos area. That’s exactly what I did in December and I wanted to share my experience with you!


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 Posada Real resort in Cabo
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  Posted December 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Best Western Posada Real, San Jose del Cabo
My wife and I stayed at this resort for ten days during December 2012. I have read some of the reviews about this resort before our trip and was a bit worried with some of the complaints about the resort size and their food. But we had a great time there!


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 I was in San Jose del Cabo
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  Posted November 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 9 comments

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Hola… Buenos Dias!
Here we go again… down south to Mexico in search of warmth climate during the winter in Canada, because here in Edmonton we already had a first cold spell and lots of snow to shovel. Our destination this time was Baja California and old town of San Jose del Cabo.


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 Punica
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  Posted November 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Family | No comments yet.

Life in Croatia

By: Cody McClain Brown

Why my Punica (mother-in-law) is like a drug dealer
In another life I could cook real meals with fresh ingredients. I entertained friends in a clean house. I woke up daily, made coffee, put on ironed dress-shirts and permanently pressed pants before driving myself to work. I came home, made dinner and tidied up the house. In this other life I was a well on my way to becoming a fully-fledged, competent, functional adult.


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 Indoor Cycling Training for the winter
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  Posted November 22nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | 6 comments

How to Use Rollers for training

By: Zdenko Kahlina
 
Going for a spinning class?
It’s winter and it’s cold. It was -20C this morning here in Edmonton. Very often I get asked (at work) what do we cyclist do in the winter time to stay in shape. The answer is simple: we ride rollers! Some people these days would better understand if I said: “I am going for a spinning class” – that’s how it’s called these days.


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 Boom town
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  Posted November 18th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton life

Written by: Elizabeth Smith

Canadian Boom Town: Edmonton
A housing demand that outstrips supply is almost unheard of in the current U.S. market, but conditions are radically different in the Canadian province of Alberta, which is facing a housing shortage and rapid price acceleration.


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