Kerryv's picture

How was your ride today? Week of March 20, 2017

Chilly this morning! But nice to see that nearly all of the ice was gone from Edworthy to downtown (North side to Crowchild, South side to downtown).  One notable exception was under the 10th street bridge, I'm sure more than a couple of people will bail there this morning.

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912R's picture

Clearing up

Nose Creek MUP north is mostly clear - still the odd bit of ice across the pathway, but not that treacherous.  The exception is the MASSIVE ice flow under 16th Ave.  Still no good path around that one. People have been breaking through the ice maing it prety chunky there.

mfd's picture

Ugg, wind

No slipping issues today like last week, but the cold south wind was a challenge.  Coming in from Panorama Hills.  

Still better than any other mode of transport though.

Aaron

Crivak's picture

yup, wind

First ride back in after a week or so and that headwind was an unpleasant surprise.  Well, not surprise, I knew it was windy... Nonetheless. Wind brings spring! Hopefully it doesn't spin around and make me face it twice.

mfd's picture

Panorama

Hey

I take the exit out of Panorama down the hill through Hanson Ranch, cut through Hidden Valley on the road to get to 14 St near the 7-11 in Hidden Valley.  I then follow the sidewalk and then pathway next to 14st all the way south to my work on Northmount and 14St.  Average days are 30 minutes, wind day and lights can be 35 to 40 minutes.  

Aaron

mfd's picture

Ugg, flat on the way home .

After the wind coming to work I got a flat coming home (curb jumping is alot harder on a fixed gear then a freewheel bike).  I did have a vehicle stop and park on a side street and ask me if I was ok.  Glad to see there are still people out there who care.  I carry a few spare tubes, pump, and enough tools for most jobs so I let him know I was fine.  

Aaron

912R's picture

You must be an early bird! It

You must be an early bird! It was raining at 6:30 as I was getting ready this morning, so I was at least dressed for it.

However, rain over top of ice?  WTF!?!?  Couldn't tell what was wet and what was ic.  Thankfully, nothing seemd to have frozen overnght (for the most part). I had a nice pedestrian warn me that the hill on the MUP between 16th and 8th Ave was slippery - very kind of him.  The death-lake of ice under 16th ave has shrunken to something passable now.

kmp2's picture

Warm

I came in just as the wet was finishing - as soon as I stepped outside I went back in a swapped my winter shell for my spring rain trench coat :). Now just a week or two more and I might try out my new upright breezer - but for now I'm sticking to the hybrid with studs, for those icy sections in the alley.