March 26, 2019 at 9:57 pm #8110
Summer tires?? you’re tempting fate just talking about it!!
I’ve gone as late as end April with the studded tires… and often felt like a fool EXCEPT for those inevitable hard freeze, frost, snow, meltwater days…. but gotta admit, it’s surprisingly dry out there right now.March 28, 2019 at 8:29 am #8111
I’m still on the winter bike, with winter tires.
I’m still seeing massive piles of salt on the cycle tracks downtown, so the summer bike will stay in the garage until I think the salt is all gone.
So for the time being, I still get the extra workout that comes from those big clunky tires!March 28, 2019 at 10:47 pm #8112
Another comment about the Sien Lok Park that Gyrospanner mentioned above… gotta say that the new lights are really great in terms of being able to safely cross and not feel like I’m running the gauntlet. Only problem is they didn’t align the path with the crossing very well in terms of cyclists… but it is somewhat manageable. I just hope they fix that 25meter stretch of sidewalk to the west to make it work better.
Moreso I’m concerned about this summers pathway closures near and around downtown, north and south sides. Seems to be a new interactive type of map here: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Pathways/Pathway-closures.aspxMarch 29, 2019 at 8:47 am #8113
I’m still puzzlin’ out over what is going to happen along Memorial Next Week? I’ve seen the signs over the last 2 days that say “… closed Apr.1 to Apr. 20 9:00 am to 7:00 pm -check at Calgary.ca,” but when I did yesterday, it only mentioned 4 days in 2 different locations. Today, it shows NOTHING!
It would be nicer to have the old system back, so I could plan my detour in advance, SSSIIGGHHHHHHHH….March 29, 2019 at 2:29 pm #8117
Yeah yesterday I think there was a closure near 10st but today only this one is showing (east of Peace bridge):
BOW RIVER PATHWAY – MEMORIAL DR. NW & 7 ST. NW
Purpose Closed for borehole testing along the Bow River. Work will be phased, and pathways will be closed from 9:00AM – 7:00 PM
Start Date 4/1/2019, 12:00 AM
End Date 4/7/2019, 12:00 AMMarch 29, 2019 at 3:15 pm #8120
Well, that’s easy to get around.
This article is much more depressing (I’m gonna’ make a T-shirt that says “Not Fully Human!”)March 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm #8124
The City of Calgary has done a great job of improving their pathway detours, and are now following a standard process of early notification, signage that can be read from a bike, and timing that minimizes disruption. Keep an eye on our news posts on the front page of the website for an article about this.
The map on the City’s web page does state that the work will end on April 7th, while the signs on the pathway say the detours will be in place from April 1st to April 20th. Perhaps there is a second phase of work that isn’t on the website yet. Things are getting better, but so often there is still room for improvement!
April 2, 2019 at 2:01 pm #8150
how muddy/icy is Quarry Trail?April 2, 2019 at 7:37 pm #8151
rode up Quarry Trail this afternoon – some muddy spots but passable and not too soft.April 2, 2019 at 8:50 pm #8152
If it snows blame me… I traded in my studded tires for the ‘cross wheelset yesterday. So nice… quiet… easier to spin up and hold speed too. Gotta wonder how long until some of this gravel is swept up – sure has copious amounts in some areas. Was also wondering about Quarry Park… don’t want to dirty my freshly cleaned shiny commuter.
Also… any intel on Nosecreek? Any ice between say the Zoo and Beddington? What about between Beddington and Edgemont area? Thinking I need to start adding some km’s and fitness build by way of a longer commute home.
Lastly… already more folks on the paths, many without lights. Am thinking it’s still too early to be putting about the lights.April 8, 2019 at 8:38 am #8161
Also… any intel on Nosecreek? Any ice between say the Zoo and Beddington? What about between Beddington and Edgemont area?
Forgot to comment. Rode Nose Creek from the Zoo to Beddington/Country Hills on Friday. No sign of snow or ice at all. Unlikely that there’s ice anywhere on that side of town.
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