Saturday, November 14, 2009

Riding.backwards day , ssp-mill creek................WHAT!


my, what a strange place to start riding

My lovely wife who knows me best knows that I am a man of routine . I get up and put the right leg in my pants first................. always ! My nighttime routines are the same , my work routines are generally the same , my weekends , suffice to say that my riding routines are the same as well and have been for over eighteen years . Mill creek ravine has always been the start point (with the exception of Terwilliger and Fort Saskatchewan) . I always park my car in the same spot and get a little miffed when someone else is parked there (oh yeah I got problems) generally people don`t park there cause I think they know better .

Packing up my stuff today I thought what if ? What if I rode my planned route backwards today ?I quickly dismissed the idea thinking that`s crazy .........................That`s what crazy people do ! In the truck on the drive over those thoughts came creeping back and before I knew it I was heading to Strathcona Science Park . "Oh well , no turning back now" I thought and there wasn`t .

at the entrance to ewok , the whole backwards
thing was too weird and I had to have a big cry


The ride was pretty damn good , at first I played around in Strathcona Science Park but got a little tired of the "unflowy" singletrack and made my way to mill creek . I stayed on the southside of the river through Capilano , forest heights aka "ewok forest" (god I love the trail system there!)and eventually found the Pyramids and the entrance to mill creek . All kidding aside it did feel strange riding in there knowing I`m eventually going to turn around !

............vrooom , on my way to mill creek

look kids , the famous mill creek .........yaaaaa !

The ride back to SSP brought no surprises as I crossed the half frozen North saskatchewan and rode on the North side through the sweet singletrack of Dawson/Kinniard park . I soon was close to Strat. science park and darkness eventually overtook our little city . I played around in the Science park for a bit but didn`t really trust my lights so went back to the truck .

I have to admit , it was awesome ! I will try it again in maybe 14 years ..................just kiddin !
Now , to slowly get ready for bed .................but first , play a game of Madden , then eat cereal while watching southpark , boil water for some tea for bedtime reading then ..........................................oh shit ! I`m nuts !


it`s hard to believe this is in the middle of town

sunset on the mighty North Saskatchewan

That Wetness that was Sunday

Some more.. ahem.. Wet weather riding which featured wet weather . I really need to find a decal company that will make me ...