Crivak's picture

How Was Your Ride Today? Week of May 14, 2018

Here we go. A little taste of summer. I have a feeling that Thursday 12 is going to feel a lot colder than our first taste of 10s a few weeks ago. Looks like the wind is considering giving us north folk a break by Friday too. We know it's a lie though.

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Newzones's picture

Nice Morning

Great ride this morning on the newly cleared south river pathway, the city did a great job opening it up, lots of people seem to be out and using it too. Getting ready for a hot ride home this afternoon.

Dionysis's picture

how is the concrete?

Some of the pics and videos people have been posting lately seem to indicate that the pavement is pretty chewed up.

Newzones's picture

Yes, I did notice there are a

Yes, I did notice there are a few spots that could use some repair but I wouldn't say it was that bad, I didn't mind it with road bike tires.

Dionysis's picture

I too have a road bike

A lack of suspension can be a literal pain in the butt on rough paths so that is why I was wondering.Laughing

Thanks for the info, I'll have to try it out.

Crivak's picture

Really enjoyed this week.

Really enjoyed this week. Pathways have been busier than I've ever seen them before, but I don't know how much of that is caused by the closures pushing both sides of the river together in places. 

Picked up a single speed that's been kicking my ass in Bowmont. Any tips for the climb besides booking it hard at the bottom and serpentining when you run out of fumes? ;) 

Will have to pick up a new set of locks and lights for it too, not sure what I want yet. Very different beast though, making for nice Spring rides.

Dionysis's picture

watch out - the chicks are out!

Saw my first "goose family" yesterday wandering across the path.  Strangely, there was only one gosling and the parents did not hiss at me as I rode by.  I'm sure that will change soon so watch out!

winterrider's picture

I saw that gosling.... ?

I too saw a single gosling yesterday, just by crowchild. There were several adults just standing on the path (and about 15 more lounging around on the grass) and rather than move as I hollered at them from far away, they stayed where they were and stared me down.

I think this was the Goose equivalent of a spring time speeding trap in playgrounds blitz. Ie, they know they're about to have a lot more goslings so they're reminding all us two wheelers to watch out for Geese on the pathways.

Dionysis's picture

that's the one

Just east of Crowchild.  And I really like your speed trap analogy - very appropriate!

It has been interesting to see the geese congragating at that spot (among others further west) despite all the bridge construction. I won't want my kids playing around there!