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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 Edmonton Lovable City
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  Posted November 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Alberta

By: Bruce Northam

A Cultural City with a Lovable Split-Personality
The U.S.-Canada border, the longest unprotected border in the world, sees 500,000 daily crossings. Our relationship with Canada defines ally. While most Americans are familiar with Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, their sleeping gem, Edmonton, is starting to get the attention it deserves.


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 Climbing the mountains
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  Posted November 10th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Coach’s corner

By: Alex Stieda

Master the Mountains
With the right strategy, you can reach the top of any hill with ease. You can get to the top faster—and fresher—with these smart strategies.


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 Where is Edmonton
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  Posted November 6th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Family | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

Source: Edmonton History

Ride into history this summer!
Do you know that Edmonton has its own street car? Last summer during the Fringe festival, because of the parking problem in Old Strathcona, my wife and I decided to ride the streetcar.


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 Hidden gem Svetvinčenat
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  Posted November 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Neat little town in Istria
My wife & I came across small town of Svetvinčenat, on our way to Rovinj and rated this as the best place we visited in Istria so far. We stopped there only for half hour, but even this was enough to explore this beautiful little town with a well preserved castle and if I remember correctly 5 churches. The old fort and old town, with its lovely little church and quaint refreshment houses really appealed to us – and there were very few tourists.


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 Into thin air – Col du Galibier
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  Posted October 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | 2 comments

Visiting Tour de France

By Zdenko Kahlina

Zdenko visits France Alps and climbs Col du Lautaret and Galibier!
My summer trip to France and Tour de France race exceeded my wildest expectations and remains one of the most significant experiences I’ve had in my life! Thanks to my friend Ivan who planned and organized this trip!


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 Best of Croatian Ice Cream
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  Posted October 24th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija, Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Best of Croatian Ice Cream
Ice cream. What’s not to love? Imagine an cold creamy sweet liquor sliding down your throat, when the outside temperature during the summer months riches over +30 degrees! This feeling is cooling that internal inferno caused by our sweltering and humid environment. Ahh… it’s so yummy!!!


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 Mexico’s sabor
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  Posted October 20th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Mexico has it’s own flavor – sabor
Words cannot do justice to Mexico’s sabor (flavor). Something so unique and so pervasive, so subtle and so striking can’t be found in any museum, beach, or ruin, and it certainly can’t be found in any guidebook, no matter how solid the research, evocative the prose, or keen the insight.


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 The Island of Tranquility
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  Posted October 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

A Paradise to Discover – Town of Rovinj in Istria
Rovinj is perhaps the best place to visit in all of Istria. Wooded hills that surround the town, luxury hotels and 13 green offshore islands make this town the pleasant holiday destination. I have been visiting this town many times in the past, but last summer was the first time I also visited some nearby islands and enjoyed the beaches there.


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 Season’s last bike ride
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  Posted October 12th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Edmonton | No comments yet.

Leisure cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Last social ride for the season is behind us!
We have had a great season of riding! I hope everyone enjoyed the rides, but all good things must come to an end. Last Sunday was our last ride of the season.


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 Autumn in Parkland County
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  Posted October 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | 2 comments

Edmonton’s Countryside

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Experience the Bounty in Parkland County.
It was the best weekend to go and stroll through the Parkland County. So I packed my bicycle in my car and drove west of the city into the Parkland County, to enjoy the weather. It’s perhaps the best time to get out and just ride for the pure pleasure of it. On this tour I will take you through the Glory Hills to Chickakoo Lake and Muir Lake…


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 WHAT IS A GRAN FONDO ANYWAY?
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  Posted October 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 3 comments

Cycle Tourists

From: BiciVeneto.it
So what is a Fondo and what the heck is so Gran about it? American cycling culture has a reputation for lagging behind European cycling culture in every way: the style, the history, the races, the fans, the media coverage.


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 CUBA BY CAR: Varadero
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  Posted September 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 4 comments

Traveling Cuba – Last Stage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Varadero – outside of all inclusive resorts

After traveling throughout the Cuba for 14 days in rented car Vera and I returned to the place where our journey began. It seems like we are leaving old Cuba behind and returning to “real” world, with lots of Canadian tourist around and English language spoken everywhere.


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 Autumn Splendour in Strathcona County
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  Posted September 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton’s Countryside

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, an indoor adventurer, or just want a weekend to relax, renew and reconnect, autumn’s crisp air and vibrant colors provide the perfect backdrop in Strathcona County. Strathcona Wilderness Center provides an unparalleled outdoor opportunity for all the “leaf peepers” to escape into the autumn splendors.


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 CUBA BY CAR: Bay of Pigs
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  Posted September 22nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Cuba – Stage 6.

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Central Cuba – Off the beaten track in Cuba
The leg from the port town of Cienfuegos to Playa Giron, leads through a swamp area and along sugar plantations. The recurring sound of horses makes this leg of the trip cozy. It is a journey amid abundant vegetation very near to the coast, small villages and scare cities.


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 Tomorrow we ride…
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  Posted September 18th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Domestique

Contributed by Leslie Reissner

“Tomorrow we ride…” is a book of memoirs by Jean Bobet, a French intellectual who seems to have become a pro cyclist simply because of the force of his brother’s personality. That brother, of course, was Louison Bobet, the first cyclist to win the Tour de France three years in a row.


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 CUBA BY CAR: Trinidad – Cienfuegos
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  Posted September 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Cuba – Stage 5.

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Central Cuba – Off the beaten track in Cuba
After breakfast we left Trinidad for the Cienfuegos and Península de Zapata. There we were expecting an extensive swamp region that is inhabited by crocodiles and flamingos, also declared a National Park. We also wanted to see well known Bahia de los Cochinos, the famous Bay of Pigs.


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 CUBA BY CAR – Trinidad
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  Posted September 10th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Cuba – Part 4.

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Central Cuba – Off the beaten track in Cuba
We are continuing our adventurous trip through Cuba. So far we traveled from Havana to western part of Cuba to visit Pinar del Rio and Vinales. From there we returned back east to Varadero and Cardenas, where we stayed over night at casa particular. From Cardenas we traveled on small country roads thru many Cuban villages to visit Santa Clara.


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 CUBA BY CAR: Cardenas – Trinidad
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  Posted September 6th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 12 comments

Traveling Cuba – Part 3.

By: Zdenko Kahlina
Central Cuba – Off the beaten track in Cuba
We are continuing our adventurous trip through Cuba. After dropping off our friend Ljiljana at the Varadero airport, Vera and I drove to a small town Cardenas, which is only 38 km east of Varadero airport. There we could rent a room in casa particular since this would be illegal in Varadero.


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 CUBA BY CAR: Pinar del Rio – Vinales
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  Posted September 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 4 comments

Traveling Cuba – Part 2.

 By: Zdenko Kahlina

 Havana – Pinar del Río (region) - Off the beaten track in Cuba
So, after spending five days strolling through the streets and beaches of Havana, our plan was to rent a car and drive around the country.


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 CUBA ON YOUR OWN – Havana Casa particular
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  Posted August 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 15 comments

Traveling Cuba – Part 1.

 By: Zdenko Kahlina

Havana – Casa particular
The best vacations are when you travel without schedule. I refuse to go on one of these “All inclusive” tourist packages where they give you a schedule and they say, “O.K., from nine to 10 we’re going to go to the museum, and then from 10 to 11, and we are going to the art museum, then we’ll stop for a lunch”. That to me is like being in school; that’s not a vacation.


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 The Hour Record
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  Posted August 24th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | One comment

Retro fabulous

The Cycling World Hour Record is the most famous record in cycling. The hour record is established by riding the furthest distance on a velodrome in the time of 60 minutes. From 1893 to 2009 the best cyclists in the World have held the hour record including legends like Fausto Coppi or Eddy Merckx.


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 San Antonio River walk
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  Posted August 20th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Visiting Texas, USA
In September 2007 Vera and I spent delightful week in Texas. We used my business trip to San Antonio, to travel and explore Texas.


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 A Must-See City: Zagreb
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  Posted August 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija, Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Croatia

By: ROBERT CROSS, Chicago Tribune

Zagreb (Croatia) Reclaims Its Status As Must-See Old World City
One morning, shrieking whistles yanked me out of a deep sleep. They sounded like a thousand cops dealing with an apocalyptic traffic jam. The constant racket drove out all rational thought.


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