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Archive for the month “November, 2010”

Humber River 1/2 Century

Sunday Nov 28, 2010 – 0 degrees C

This is the pedestrian bridge at the mouth of the Humber River. Read more…

Urban Rides – 2011

I will be adding urban riding adventures into the mix in 2011. I’m researching routes through the downtown Toronto core.

I live 30 minutes away from the center of a world class city yet I have only seen a small portion of the city. I’ve seen the highlights. Now I want to explore Toronto from the seat of a bike … up close and personal.

With safety as a consideration I am planning routes using bike paths and bike lanes predominately. The early morning weekend ride times mean traffic will be as light as possible.

These rides are going to be tours. I will be stopping to “smell the roses” and take a few pictures along the way.

Credit Valley 37 km

Sunday Nov 21, 2010 – Six riders on a cold morning.

Riders – Drew, Mike R, Todd, Ange, Scott, Dario Read more…

Bike Boxes

What the heck is a bike box? I didn’t know until I came across this article.

Bike Box Article

Bike Locking

I’m planning some urban rides in dowtown Toronto soon. We might be stopping for a bite to eat or a bit of sight seeing. I think it might be prudent to consider securing the bikes while we roam around. Here is an interesting youtube video on locking bikes.

Renovo Hardwood Bikes

You’ve got to check out these bikes. Amazing!

Etobicoke Creek 29k

Sunday Nov 15, 2010 – Etobicoke Creek, Mississauga, ON

Riding – Drew, Todd, Mike

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Greater Niagara Circle Route

One for the to-do list.

Mike and I are Studs!

That is true! But what I really mean is that Mike and I went to MEC today and picked up our studded snow tires for the bikes. We are ready for winter!

Soon this will be us!

Credit River Valley – 33km

Sunday Nov 7, 2010 Daylight Savings time changed today. Our 7:30AM departure didn’t feel so early since it would have been 8:30AM if the clocks hadn’t been set back overnight. Drew and Todd riding. Ange was intending to ride. He was up and ready to go. Unfortunately he had some serious equipment problems with his trail bike. He was unable to go. It was a brisk 2C but we were dressed for the occasion. We headed down to Erindale Park via the trails and had only been riding a few minutes when we suddenly came upon three deer right near the trail. I only saw them at the last second and we stopped immediately. I expected the deer to run as they normally are spooked by the bikes. These deer seemed quite indifferent to us. I pulled the camera out of my pocket and snapped a few pictures. They were really quite close to us. Probably less than 50 feet way. It was a nice ride. I was surprised to still see fishermen on the Credit River. I didn’t see anybody catching anything. We followed the River North.  I had not been North of Britannia Road. We went a bit further than that before we had to stop and turn back. I was on a time schedule to get back and take Andrew to hockey practice. We took a quick picture before turning back.

Drew and Todd

It was a pleasant ride back until 1:52 minutes into the ride. That’s when I ran out of rib roast from the previous evening’s dinner. I pretty much hit the wall and not much energy. At that point we weren’t very far from home.  The last 2 km was a nice cool down.

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