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Old 04-15-08, 03:25 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 04-15-08, 07:55 PM   #27
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53.8 km, half tail wind, other half head wind, never thought I would consider using my granny gear on flat prairie
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Old 04-15-08, 09:30 PM   #28
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Yeah, it was windy. Tonight was better. I hammered it for an hour tonight down St. Mary's road. My legs are feeling it!
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Old 04-16-08, 10:41 AM   #29
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I went from St. Vital road to the Floodway, HOLDING 40km'h all the way and hitting 45+km/h So fun
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Old 04-16-08, 10:42 AM   #30
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But slower on the way back.
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Old 04-19-08, 10:36 PM   #31
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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.
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Old 04-22-08, 10:52 AM   #32
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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.
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Old 04-23-08, 09:20 PM   #33
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Wow, NO ONE but me out on the road tonight. Tomorrow will be interesting if we get snow tonight.
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Old 04-24-08, 11:50 AM   #34
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We got the snow, wow this suxs.
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Old 05-01-08, 12:26 PM   #35
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Rode from my house out to the end on Roblin Blvd. Nice ride. 65km total.

Anyone else ride around here? Hello?
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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?
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Old 05-06-08, 10:01 AM   #37
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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. .
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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?
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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.
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A nice but short ride is out to the end of Roblin.
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This is a LINK to a city route. Nice and easy 25km ride; customize to tastes.
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Old 05-17-08, 09:59 PM   #45
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Thanks for the link, I'll probably ride it this weekend
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Jeezz, will it ever be warm again? Another crap weekend in the forecast.
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I love the cooler weather, you can ride so much further without worrying about heat stress.
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Old 05-26-08, 11:26 AM   #48
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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
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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.
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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.
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