Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 81
  1. #26
    Gordon P
    Guest
    When I lived in Winnipeg I liked to do a circler route following the Red River through the residential streets of NK and EK cross over the Red Wood Bridge ride through the North End to Kildonan Park over that new bridge with the silly name over towards Black Bride and along Kildonan Drive to Fraser’s Grove and then back home. I liked to follow the rivers and I remember cycling over 80kilometres one day along the river trails and residential roads from one end of the city to the other.

  2. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    53.8 km, half tail wind, other half head wind, never thought I would consider using my granny gear on flat prairie

  3. #28
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, it was windy. Tonight was better. I hammered it for an hour tonight down St. Mary's road. My legs are feeling it!

  4. #29
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I went from St. Vital road to the Floodway, HOLDING 40km'h all the way and hitting 45+km/h So fun

  5. #30
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    But slower on the way back.

  6. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
    My Bikes
    2005 Marin San Rafael
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I missed the wind on Monday - kids' swimming lessons went long and I didn't have time to bike to work. It would have been behind my on the way there, but the way home would have been a chore.

    I can now answer my previous post. I had to drop off the van for repairs in what will be Waverley West, and biked to work up Brady Road and through Fort Whyte Centre. Very nice path, but it turns out there's a lockable gate at the north edge of the forest, which isn't visible from the entrance off Sterling Lyon. So, you actually can't take that path outside of open hours.

  7. #32
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool today with that south wind. I'm planning another ride to Ste. Agathe tonight. Tail wind on the way back, only way to fly.

  8. #33
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, NO ONE but me out on the road tonight. Tomorrow will be interesting if we get snow tonight.

  9. #34
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We got the snow, wow this suxs.

  10. #35
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rode from my house out to the end on Roblin Blvd. Nice ride. 65km total.

    Anyone else ride around here? Hello?

  11. #36
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Canada
    My Bikes
    2003 specialized rockhopper, 2007 Trek SL 1000
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rode down to Birds hill park and around, 55km total, has a paved shoulder so it's actually decently nice.

    Let's face it, Manitoba isn't the most interesting place in the world. Anyone know anywhere that is kinda more secluded with nice scenery and a road thats not gravel?

  12. #37
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Lockport, MB
    My Bikes
    80's Raleigh fixie, 80's Norco fixie
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi all;

    I live outside the city (north) and drive my car (with my bike) to the city, park it and then ride my bike to work. Works for me. I find that Salter works best as my main north/south street (as opposed to main or McPhillips as its wide and has much less traffic. The Salter bridge actually is ok too (much better than Arlington).

  13. #38
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's nice between Winnipeg and Selkirk. Google earth it. I live at the extreme south end of the city so up there is not a viable option when getting in a 2.5 hour ride from my door.

  14. #39
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Lockport, MB
    My Bikes
    80's Raleigh fixie, 80's Norco fixie
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Steveredsun View Post
    Rode down to Birds hill park and around, 55km total, has a paved shoulder so it's actually decently nice.

    Let's face it, Manitoba isn't the most interesting place in the world. Anyone know anywhere that is kinda more secluded with nice scenery and a road thats not gravel?

    I agree with the last poster... If you start where River road meets highway #9 (north of the city, out main street past the perimeter)(theres a gas station at the corner (Dawson's Service)), and go along River Road you will go past Larters Golf course following the river, past Kennedy House (new name for the place, but its got nice English gardens and tea house), past old St Andrews Church, past the original old Skinners restaurant, under the Lockport Bridge, and eventually back up to #9 Highway. Then, if you brave #9 Highway for 1 kilometer north to get around Lower Fort Garry, River Road starts up again and meanders along until you get to Selkirk. All fairly new pavement and smooth. Total Round trip to Selkirk and back to Dawson's is about 35K. Its a very scenic drive with litlle traffic and lots of places to stop.

  15. #40
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Canada
    My Bikes
    2003 specialized rockhopper, 2007 Trek SL 1000
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks, from my house Winnipeg to Selkirk is only 28km each way so it wont be a problem but I've got a ton of time to waste in the coming months so if you have any others please share. .

  16. #41
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride down St. Mary's to St. Adolphe, brave 75 for 1km to River road, back up St. Mary's road then down to The Forks for a cold beer.

    What do you ride?

  17. #42
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Canada
    My Bikes
    2003 specialized rockhopper, 2007 Trek SL 1000
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I generally go out in the country, down towards grand beach sometimes, I have gone to Selkirk before, I will try the ride out to St Adolphe, need something new.

  18. #43
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A nice but short ride is out to the end of Roblin.

  19. #44
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is a LINK to a city route. Nice and easy 25km ride; customize to tastes.

  20. #45
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB Canada
    Posts
    38
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the link, I'll probably ride it this weekend
    O-Ren Ishii: You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?
    The Bride: You know, for a second there, yeah, I kinda did.

  21. #46
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jeezz, will it ever be warm again? Another crap weekend in the forecast.

  22. #47
    Senior Member Winter76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    The Peg
    Posts
    664
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love the cooler weather, you can ride so much further without worrying about heat stress.
    3 years commuting while there's no snow on the ground. 20km round trip.
    Quote Originally Posted by madfiNch
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!

  23. #48
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Winter76 View Post
    I love the cooler weather, you can ride so much further without worrying about heat stress.

    Yeah but, after 3 hours on the road my feet are FROZEN in my cycling shoes. I packed my -54c clothes away and REFUSE to unpack them till at least September long weekend

  24. #49
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yesterday in Winnipeg I had a passenger in a car that was passing me yell at me to get off the road. I told him he was a f*ckin azzhole. I could smell the maryjane in the car.

    I was heading norh on Osbourne going under the tracks just before Confusion Corner. You know what the road is like under there. I was behind four other cyclists, the car was doing at least 70km/h.

  25. #50
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
    My Bikes
    2005 Marin San Rafael
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since this week is Commuter Challenge, has anyone noticed an increase in cyclists? We were talking about this at coffee this morning and none of us had really noticed. There was one guy on my morning commute that I hadn't seen before, but since he was a roadie in full gear I figured he probably wasn't a casual one-week rider.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •