Urban Immersion

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“The modern city is just a shopping mall with live-in customers”

I’ve just spent 10 days in Vancouver, that damp and dreary City, assessing the mountain biking trails on Fromme Mountain for the District of North Vancouver. I was choked that I missed a few huge powder days, but that’s what happens when you allow your priorities to become distorted by the imperitives of financial gain and career advancement. I’ve learned another lesson.  Spending my days wandering through the rainforest was pleasant enough,  and hints of the area’s original pristine coastal beauty occassionally shone through, but as an anonymous pilgrim amongst the cancerous sprawl of development, gridlocked traffic, and mindless consumerism … I couldn’t wait to get back to the mountains.

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