How was your ride today? Month of MARCH 2019

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    Gary Millard
    Keymaster

    The start of winter was so mild, and then we got hit with all of winter through the entirety of February. March didn’t have a very nice start, but hopefully it will become more like a normal late winter. At least the consistent cold means the pathways haven’t gotten icy! And, now -10 C feel balmy.

    #8015

    JoDonovan
    Participant

    Auuughhh! I hope real spring will come soon. It’s just so uneasy to ride the bike on such streets. Thanks God there are some effective and simple techniques that can help you keep riding in any extreme weather conditions http://bestadviser.net/how-to/how-to-keep-riding-in-wet-and-cold-conditions/ Be careful and hope we’ll have an ooportunity to enjoy good weather soon.

    #8067

    crivak
    Participant

    Ask and ye shall receive! The warm weather is coming!

    #8068

    winterrider
    Participant

    Icy in spots….

    Even with studded tires, I thought I might go down in one spot, and I had the rear wheel spinning freely on the ice for another moment.

    Hopefully the big melt is over by Monday morning. If not then, then looking at the 7 day forecast it should definitely be done by mid week.

    Bring on the sunshine!!!

    #8075

    gyrospanner
    Participant

    Marine Weather Forecast –

    There was a HUGE flooded section on the pathway in lower Bowmont Park because the new stormwater settling pond overflowed. Conditions after the temperature rises probably won’t improve, so I’m taking the high road through Varsity on the way home tonight, and probably for the rest of the week.

    #8076

    WestClimbs
    Participant

    Anyone been up Quarry trail by Shaganappi golf course recently? I see a bit of strava traffic kicking back up there again. Wondering whether it’s fit for a cyclocross bike even if I have to walk a few sections.

    #8077

    uphill-both-ways
    Participant

    I tried it last week, but it was too mushy for my liking; turned around and headed up to 24th street.

    With the paved path up to 12th Ave doing reasonable imitation of a set of class 1 water rapids this afternoon, it will be full ‘glacier mode’ in the morning if it freezes!

    #8078

    WestClimbs
    Participant

    My first commute this year, the paved pathway downhill by the golf course was pretty dicey this morning, even on foot. Hopefully another few days of this weather and we’ll have bare pavement and Quarry will be back in action.

    #8079

    uphill-both-ways
    Participant

    from this morning …

    icy path near Shag Golf course, N of 24th St SW

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