Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday Scrambler




 The annual Good Friday ride went as planned, the ride started just after 11 in the morning from the Queen where I decided I would leave the valley quickly and ride in town. A dumb idea maybe? Trusting my life in the hands of Edmonton's motorists. In a city where bikes are looked down upon. There are tons of people who ride the mean streets of Edmonton daily and come away unscathed, lots of people who read this blog I'm sure battle the city streets daily. Nothing too bad happened today and at the end of all the city riding I retreated back home to the valley via the Concordia university.

The map from the ride right below this paragraph shows that I was all over the place making decisions on where to go based on what I saw what was going on down the street. Once in the valley I was happy and stable and focused on the dirty dungy Spring trails. The snow melt seems to be in full swing and the bottom two pics shows the difference between the north side and the south the end, although the south side has lots more snow than the photo indicates. Close to 36 km's were spent on a beautiful Spring day. The snow melt seems to be in full swing and the bottom two pics shows the difference between the north side and the south



ya that's right, bite me northlands
this right here, is pretty awesome
a sheltered potty break/ coffee break 
north side paved trails
south side paved trails