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 Indoor Cycling Training for the winter

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

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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 Cash for the Stache

Prostate Cancer Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina
Movember means it’s time to grow that moustache! 
It’s that time again fellas: Movember is upon us. And you know what that means. Moustaches for everyone – even if your main squeeze, girlfriend, wife, sister or daughter says you look like a 70s porn star.

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 New Fountains at Capital Plaza

Edmonton life

By: DAVID STAPLES
 
New legislature ‘Capital Plaza’ is halfway to succeeding
The gorgeous new fountains on the massive new ‘Capital Plaza’ before the Legislature building started flowing at 7 a.m. on Canada Day. They represent an exclamation mark on a costly beautification and redevelopment project.

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 HUB Mall

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Students love HUB Mall… and me too!
I really like HUB Mall. I have always wished that I attended University here in Edmonton, just so I could live in the dorms upstairs and start my own pattern of pop cans in the windows.

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 Edmonton’s Ultimate Hardware Store

Edmonton heritage

By: Lawrence Herzog

Edmonton’s Ultimate Hardware Store on Jasper Avenue
If you talk with anyone who lived in Edmonton in the 50 years starting in 1930, they’ll attest that W.W. Arcade was the ultimate hardware store. If I really think about it, I can still smell the place and hear the squeak of the floors underfoot and, if you were in the basement, overhead. I can see the shelves piled high with an array of goods and hundreds of other items dangling from the ceilings.

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 Sikh Temple in Edmonton

Edmonton

Source: Edmonton Journal

Spectacular Sikh Temple on Manning Drive
This beautiful Mughal style Sikh temple is located in a relatively isolated corner of North East Edmonton, in an area called Horse Hills. I live in the neighborhood and ride my bike on the roads near the temple. You can also see this beautiful temple from the Manning drive en route to Fort Saskatchewan. It shows the architectural and cultural diversity of Edmonton.

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 Back in time – Fort Edmonton

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Great place to spend the day and walk through time
Company in town? Looking for a great day of fun, learning and relaxation? Fort Edmonton is the place to go! I love Fort Edmonton. I truly do. It’s a fun, accessible place for people to learn about local history, and for families to spend time together.

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 Edmonton Touristy destination

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

It’s time we learn to love our great capital city
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of people having nothing good to say about the city that I’ve come to love, a city that has so much to offer and so much to see, from the farmer’s markets of downtown and Old Strathcona, to the endless pathways of the tranquil river valley. Edmonton, the rightful ‘City of Champions’ may need time to grow on you, but once it does, there’s no turning back.

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 Ice on Whyte festival

Edmonton events

Source: Ice on Whyte

Welcome To The Ice On Whyte – Ice carving Festival
The 12th Annual Ice on Whyte Festival takes place January 23rd to February 1st, 2015. Come outside to play at Ice on Whyte’s new festival site at the End of Steel Park on 103 Street and Tommy Banks Way!

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 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

6th Anniversary

By: Zdenko Kahlina

‘Zdenko’s Corner’, it’s been six years already!
Six years ago I created my own blog: ‘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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 Edmonton Lovable City

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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 Edmonton – Historic Walk

Edmonton’s downtown

From “Connect2 Edmonton”
I’m planning a historic walk in Downtown Edmonton between Robertson-Wesley United Church and the Hotel Macdonald, as these are the sites of my upcoming wedding ceremony and reception, respectively, in autumn of this year.

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 The Brigades of Griesbach village

Edmonton life

By: Zdenko Kahlina, pictures by: IKAN on C2E

An Urban Village in the city of Edmonton
The Village at Griesbach, as it is now called, has blossomed into a modern urban community that is leading the way in innovative design and sustainability. It’s undergone a remarkable transformation since 2003, when the property was transferred from the Department of National Defence to Canada Lands Company (CLC), a federal Crown corporation responsible for developing surplus government properties.

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 The Gibson block

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Edmonton’s downtown tourist attraction
The Gibson block was built in 1913, by A.W. Cowley Architect. It is currently home to the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC)…

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 Mobile eateries

Edmonton street life

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Good Eats on the Mean Streets
How do you know its summer in Edmonton? Easy, there are mobile eateries in almost every street around downtown. There are many different types of mobile eateries. From the small and very portable ‘Fat Frank’ trailer(s) to the big green ‘Drift mobile eatery’ track parked somewhere around Jasper Avenue and 107 Street.

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 Ich Bin Ein Edmontonian !

Edmonton Life

 

By: Kathleen Bell

An Edmonton native offers cultural hints for out-of-province students.
The quest for knowledge begins anew this autumn as students from all over the province, country, and world are stuffed into Edmonton’s institutions of higher learning — forced, therefore, to become responsible, intelligent young adults … or keg stand champs.

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 EDGE 2014 Conference

Technology review

By: Zdenko Kahlina

I was in Vegas again… for IBM Edge Conference
I hope you didn’t look for me at my office the week of May 19th. I was at IBM Edge Technical conference, happening at the Sands Expo conference center and Venetian Hotel in sunny Las Vegas. This event was a storage focused user conference organized by giant of IT industry – IBM.

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 One Beautiful day in Edmonton

Edmonton spring

By: Zdenko Kahlina

One beautiful day in Edmonton
Few days ago at the end of May, we finally had one of the perfect spring days. The following pictures captured that…

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 I want to ride my bicycle

Leisure cycling

By: Terence Harding (Metro)

I want to ride my bicycle (in Edmonton)
You would think by now we would have figured out how to accommodate cyclists in this city in a way that encourages bicycle commuting and keeps cyclists safe. But it would appear that a solution to the challenges faced by those of us who want to cycle to work or anyplace else is as elusive as finding ways to keep our streets clean in winter and free from potholes in the spring.

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 Don’t drive in Edmonton!

Life in Edmonton

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Driving in Edmonton
Don’t drive here if you don’t have to. Edmonton and Calgary have the worst vehicle accident rates in the country. There are many explanations, but it all boils down to – people here are very bad drivers. This blog is meant to be a warning for the Edmonton tourists and visitors.

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 Best bike trails

Edmonton cycling

By: Lewis Kelly

World-class level mountain biking is here!
Warm weather is beginning to return to Edmonton at last, bringing with it the staggering array of festivals and concerts that make the city’s summers so remarkable. While our reputation as a summer festival mecca is deserved, there’s another warm-weather activity in Edmonton that happens at a world-class level: mountain biking.

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 First ride of the year

Cycling Stories

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Man, it feels good to go bike riding after a long winter.
(Re-posting from 2009) With the temperature making it up to a balmy +5 degrees today, I finally ventured out of my basement cave, where I’d been riding my bike on a stationary trainer, and took it back outdoors where it belongs. On the agenda was a first scheduled weekend group ride with the members of Edmonton Masters Cycling Club (EMCC) members.

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 Alberta grain elevators

Traveling Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina & Westworld magazine

Grain Elevators – will they survive?
Between Edmonton and Viking there are a number of sites that have grain elevators still standing by the highway, representing real rural areas in Alberta. I took pictures of the new mega grain elevators that are replacing old-fashioned wooden elevators from the past.

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 Bethlehem Walk

Edmonton events

By: John Winslow

The first Christmas – the way it was 2,000 years ago
2000 years ago, something happened in a small town just outside of Jerusalem that changed the course of history. The birth of a baby, known as Jesus, put Bethlehem on the map – and the world has never been the same. We still mark our calendars by it today.

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