Sheldon Ride / Friday Ride / Sunday Tour
A few different rides!
Friday we started out early for the Sheldon Brown Memorial Ride - was a fairly small event, I think the cruiser contingent was about 50% of the group. Since there wasn't really a plan we kind of suggested a Stanley Park ride and pretty much kidnapped the group! Rolled from the Art Gallery straight on down towards Canada Place, out to the water park and flipside back past the MISSING 9'O'Clock GUN! out to crab park. From there we did a shorter Friday run - Trout Lake up to Nat Bailey and outta dere... Good times!
Sunday was something new all together!! Deer lake here we come! Amber wanted to head out there to do some location scouting... I hadn't ever ridden there (or even BEEN there as far as I can remember) so I was totally in to it. The weather played with us for a while before it turned absolutely GORGEOUS though! The actual ride was about 32km ending on Commercial Drive - of course still had a decent run home from there...
Did a bit of looking on the government topographical maps before we left and sorted out a potential route out there... Deer Lake itself was great!! It was a bit snowy out there still so some of the trails were almost unrideable, or at least portions were, but it was totally gorgeous regardless.
Getting out again is a whole other thing though!! We ended up going out up over Willingdon - it wasn't a TERRIBLE route but it could use some improvement as you kind of have to climb up and out, plus it's pretty narrow along the side of the highway there. I think if that part of the route got sorted out it'd be absolutely PERFECT in the summer...
Single-track out along under the Millennium SkyTrain line - a few bits in there were pretty slippery with mud but that's only because it'd been raining in the morning.
I've got some pics to put up later, but I'm too pooped right now.