ParaGrinding

A weekend warrior documents his quest to complete a personal one-day urban biking / hiking / paragliding triathlon.

Bill Nikolai, a 56 year-old librarian, has dreamt of combining three passions – bicycling, hiking and paragliding – in a one-day adventure in Vancouver. From his patio in the heart of the city, he contemplates the summit of Grouse Mountain and decides to get himself and his gear to the Peak and back, using only physical effort. Chocolate milk provides the fuel as city traffic is navigated, the infamous Grouse Grind trail is ascended and – ultimately – 45 pounds of baggage is shed and transformed into an aircraft.

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  1. Steve

    Love it! Great video and quite an accomplishment – congrats Bill.

    • Bill

      Thanks Steve! The video was a lot of fun in the making – there are endless ways to amuse yourself in Vancouver (some of which get you more sweaty than others)!

  2. Jaime

    Absolutely awesome. Makes you appreciate the uniqueness of vancouver and the privilege some of us have to live in such a great place- not many places provide such a vast array of opportunities to engage in so many activities all in the course of a single day.

  3. Thanks Steve! The video was a lot of fun in the making – there are endless ways to amuse yourself in Vancouver (some of which get you more sweaty than others)!

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