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I’m Darren; thanks for visiting!

I’m a cycling and outdoor enthusiast living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  I ride mostly on the road, commute to work, race ‘cross in the fall and dabble at cross-country skiing in the Gatineau Hills when the snow gets too deep to ride bikes.

I’m a GIS geek by trade, and enjoy all things geography related, with a particular interest in Open-Source GIS Software. I love a good GIS brain teaser, so if you’ve got a problem you’re stuck on, perhaps I can help!

If you want to talk bikes, or need some help with your GIS project, feel free to get in touch. The best way is via the form below. Thanks for visiting!

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    Comment from Jim Reain
    Time January 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Darren

    I’m the organizer of the Tay Valley Loppet and was given your name as a prospective volunteer by Rick Sauder. if you are still interested, could you please email me your regular email adress so i can get you on a list?


    Comment from Zach
    Time January 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

    It seems you bike a lot.
    I read through your blogspot. Lots of good info. You should join up with a bike club. It is a way to get in base miles that are fun and less boring than just hammering it out alone.

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    Time January 31, 2014 at 4:12 pm

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    Comment from Jonathan Lee
    Time August 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Hey Darren,

    First off I wanted to let you know, although less frequent as of late, that I’ve enjoyed reading through the content on your blog (especially the cycling and GIS content). The confluence of GIS and cycling is an exciting space!

    Secondly, I wanted to see if you would be interested in doing a review of TrainerRoad. I have seen it mentioned on your site but am unaware of how familiar you are with TR. We’d be more than happy to set you up with a promo code for a review.

    Let me know if this is something you’d be interested in. Thanks!

    Comment from darrencope
    Time August 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Thanks Jonathan! I’d love a promo code, but likely couldn’t get around to a review until winter!