first bike ride of the season!
So I bought a bike! It’s beautiful, lovely and a delight, For those who care it’s a Gary Fisher Trek bike with hydraulic disc brakes and shocks that I can turn on or off for city and trail riding. While I often complaint about my neighbourhood I have to confess that I am nearby the river valley which has peaked my interest to explore the city. While I enjoyed biking in the LA heat (mostly around the LA River), Edmonton’s river valley trails are full of adventures. Not only is the air incredibly fresh, the ravines have perfectly time pockets of cool air to help keep you going in an up hill battle or during the down hill glory.
My first ride was awesome! I wasn’t really sure where I was going but in the end I found myself at my mom’s place. I find it strange that my first ride of the season was to go home. Below are a few images of the pedestrian bridge under the Anthony Henday, suburban construction in Cameron Heights, and some river valley greenery – which looks better in person as you can imagine.
Temperature: 15 – 17 degrees Celsius (59 – 63 Fahrenheit).
Route: Terwillegar Towne (my house) to Thorncliff (moms house)
Time: 1.5 Hrs (About 2 hours if you include my stop at the Callingwood Dairy Queen for a chocolate dipped cone)
-that’s right! You too can live in a Manhattan or a Brooklyn.