Credit Valley 37 km
Sunday Nov 21, 2010 – Six riders on a cold morning.
Riders – Drew, Mike R, Todd, Ange, Scott, Dario
Ange, Todd and Mike met at my house at 7:30 AM. Ange was riding his vintage 1988 Kuwahara mountain bike. Here are some pics of the bike. It is a classic.
Check out the rear caliper brackets suspended under the frame. I’ve never seen that before.
We rode to Erindale Park then followed the Culham Trail North along the Credit River until we reached Scott’s house. I estimated this would take 3o minutes but it actually took 38 minutes.
We met Scott and Dario and proceeded North. We saw four deer crossing the bike path. I only had time to photograph the last one crossing the path.
We followed the Credit River to PineCliffe Park. Then we followed Creditview Road to cross Hwy 401. I took a few pictures as the riders came down Creditview.
Mike looks a bit frigid in the next pic.
We took a short break at the newly constructed Credit Valley Conservation Authority building.
At this point it started to snow a little. Very festive! We continued North to the end of the Culhman Trail. At this point it becomes the Davidson Trail.
We crossed under Derry Road and continued. The path was very well maintained and it was a nice area to ride through. At this point we had been riding about 90 minutes and it was time to turn around. It was snowing fairly hard at this point but the snow wasn’t sticking to the ground. The ride stopped just short of highway 407.
Here are some pics of the trail head as the group turned around to head back.
There was a new, and very nice, bridge crossing the river. It was like a bike superhighway. Here are a few pics of riders coming across the last section.
A short while later Mike went exploring up a set of new stairs.
He reported back that there was nothing special at the top, just a neighborhood.
We retraced our route back down the river. Todd checked out a few diversions on the path.
When we got back to Streetsville Memorial Park the group split up. Scott went home with Dario. Todd and Ange decided to head back to Erindale Park. Drew and Mike headed back along Mississauga Road to get back quicker.
I really enjoyed this ride. It was much nicer scenery than the Etobicoke Creek ride last week. It is nice that we have such great riding next to home. It was great getting six people out riding together in November. The snow we encountered at the Northern end of the trail started to get me into the holiday spirit!