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Helter 07-02-07 11:15 PM

New West!

My new commute to downtown Van is 25km each way! Not epic but new to me and loads of fun.

:)

Helter 07-02-07 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Helter
New West!

My new commute to downtown Van is 25km each way! Not epic but new to me and loads of fun.

:)

Actually, since someone said this sub-thread is really dead, does anyone else ride from New West to Vancouver or vice versa during the week? Give me something to watch out for and a little company, little friendly motivation.

Bushman 07-15-07 08:45 AM

Mt Pleasant, look for the black 1954 Schwinn Typhoon

nogonoma 07-17-07 06:45 PM

East Van!!!
 
the "Drive"...love this neighbourhood, very bike friendly and laid back.

porq 07-20-07 08:44 PM

Where in New West? I commute from Boundary and Marine Drive every day, so if you go along the 37th bike route you'd probably run into me.

I'm riding Breezer mtn bike converted into a commuter.

trustnoone 07-21-07 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Bushman (Post 4857220)
NO BIKE LANES!

Agreed, I used to be a vancouver cyclist. Everyday, Richmond to 200 Burrard for over two years. 14km one way and 3 Bridges. In 11,000km I was hit once, and pinned between a bus and a parked car once.

I almost never use or used bike lanes including the ones on Burrard St Bridge. Usually they are covered in gravel, glass, holes, and pedestrians moving 25km/hr slower than me. My own personal issue with bike lanes and sidewalks is that they almost ALWAYS intersect traffic before the point the motorist stops, and I am fairly certain that most drivers moving or stopped are not looking for even a slow cyclist to come off a path at 15km/hr+.

In my car (cage) I've spent more time stopped behind one motor vehicle accident in Toronto or Vancouver than all the thousands of cyclists I've safely passed combined.

Vancouver messengers know how to stay alive. Ride fast and take the whole lane if you need to.

I just wish my tax dollars would repair the shoulders of the road too.

Charlene 07-24-07 03:08 PM

Here too!
 
Proud cyclist of the West End! I love getting around this pretty town on my bikes!

C

chrisernator 07-30-07 10:34 PM

kerrisdale area, vancouver, i bike around almost every night. too bad there arent any jumps here:( a few at oak and 33rd/37th, and hamber

grey_falcon 12-26-07 04:23 PM

anyone know if the critical mass is still on for Friday...

girogal 01-20-08 11:03 AM

A bit out of the way but I'm out in the Langley area. Anyone come out this way? Any ladies?

J B Bell 02-20-08 12:22 AM

I guess technically East Van, though it's a bit of a wasteland at Nanaimo & Kingsway. I commute pretty much daily out to Burnaby, taking me on a lovely stretch of Lougheed highway, then south on . . . uh. That street east of Boundary, that goes right past the train station. ("Sea to Sky" bike trail apparently.)

Look for the guy on the black Bike Friday Tikit. Hard to miss, the wheels are itty bitty.

riderintransit 04-01-08 01:10 PM

Living in the West End, cycling to Richmond every day. ~20k each way. Currently riding a stock (except for stem) 2000 Rocky Mountain Thin Air.

I'm currently looking for something to use as a commuter and weekend road riding bike.

Mehow 06-11-08 05:26 PM

Hey Everyone,

I'm really considering moving to Vancouver sometime in late August/ early September . . .

...how bike friendly is Vancouver? how is living in Vancouver?


(I don't mean to hi-jack this thread, but I figured this might be the best place to ask.

Thanks,
-mehow (Commuter, Road-Rider, Social Ride Rider)

*Scuba 09-29-08 04:22 PM

New to the forum, I already posted in the introduction thread. There is a little bit about myself.
http://www.bikeforums.net/introductions/471430-big-hello-everyone-vancouver-canada.html

girogal 10-06-08 08:37 AM

Any ladies interested in 0 ave to Abbotsford or White Rock or riding into Fort Langley? ( road )

saxophonedave 10-11-08 08:19 PM

Port Moody
 
I often commute from Port Moody to downtown Vancouver. For kicks I like to ride from Port Moody (near the old city hall) to Belcarra Park or Buntzen Lake.

closetbiker 10-11-08 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mehow (Post 6864313)
Hey Everyone,

I'm really considering moving to Vancouver sometime in late August/ early September . . .

...how bike friendly is Vancouver? how is living in Vancouver?


(I don't mean to hi-jack this thread, but I figured this might be the best place to ask.

Thanks,
-mehow (Commuter, Road-Rider, Social Ride Rider)

Vancouver is cycling Utopia!

spinninwheels 10-12-08 05:09 PM

^^

I concur. Invest in some good rain gear though.

DogsBody 10-21-08 02:34 PM

Hey everyone.
East Van near Commercial here (I live next to VCC on Broadway).
I have more than one gear; but don't hold that against me.
Commute over the Iron Workers bridge at least three times a week (to the North Shore and back).
OCB is having a Halloween fund-raiser party on Nov. 1st! Be there or be square!:D

*Scuba 10-24-08 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DogsBody (Post 7706789)
Hey everyone.
East Van near Commercial here (I live next to VCC on Broadway).
I have more than one gear; but don't hold that against me.
Commute over the Iron Workers bridge at least three times a week (to the North Shore and back).
OCB is having a Halloween fund-raiser party on Nov. 1st! Be there or be square!:D

Hey, I volunteer at the Vancouver SPCA shelter Monday and Friday evenings. What bike do you ride? I ride a old Norco Bush Pilot, its green with red decals.

DogsBody 10-27-08 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by *Scuba (Post 7726766)
Hey, I volunteer at the Vancouver SPCA shelter Monday and Friday evenings. What bike do you ride? I ride a old Norco Bush Pilot, its green with red decals.

I have a couple: Primary ride is a copper-orange DeVinci Oslo. Secondary rides vary between a DeVinci Lifestyle (hate the name. Love the ride), Bike Friday "Tikit", and a 1979 Raleigh "Ltd."

*Scuba 10-27-08 11:20 PM

DogsBody - Cool, that is good to know. Maybe we will see each other one of these days. My Norco Bush Pilot is an older model. The new ones in the last couple of years, have front suspension and disk brakes. Mine is just a regular front fork also green. The brakes are V-brakes front and rear. This time of the year, I have a flashing red LED light attached to my seat post and a white one on the handle bar.

Also I was just thinking that your user name was DogsBody and the reason that I am in your neighborhood is that I volunteer with the dogs.

DogsBody 11-03-08 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by *Scuba (Post 7745702)
DogsBody - Cool, that is good to know. Maybe we will see each other one of these days. My Norco Bush Pilot is an older model. The new ones in the last couple of years, have front suspension and disk brakes. Mine is just a regular front fork also green. The brakes are V-brakes front and rear. This time of the year, I have a flashing red LED light attached to my seat post and a white one on the handle bar.

Also I was just thinking that your user name was DogsBody and the reason that I am in your neighborhood is that I volunteer with the dogs.

Riding in the urban jungle without suspension is a good thing imo: All shocks do is add weight.
Re: "DogsBody" - I am a WW2 buff. Dogsbody was the call-sign of Sir Douglas "Tin Legs" Bader...
In any case: I love animals; and they love me.
My Dad is a retired Veterinarian (Microbiology/disease reasearch for Canada Agriculture). Not your "run of the Mill" Vet;)); So I was raised with all kinds of large mammals around:thumb:.

Exit. 11-10-08 12:56 AM

I live in Burnaby, work in yaletown. I ride back and forth whenever it isn't too yucky outside. A 1985 Miyata 310 is my usual ride.

Anyone here ever go to the midnight rides? Every second thursday, they're great fun.

Sixty Fiver 11-10-08 01:04 AM

I'll be visiting there soon... my brother splits his time between Van and Whistler so I'll either be mountain biking or seeing if I can't snag or build up a temporary set of wheels at the Bike Kitchen while I am there to see the sights and then donate it back.


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