A great ride through some of my favorite trails on a beautiful fall day
After a very long (for me anyways) lay off from riding, due to a new job, I finally got my bike out for a ride. With winter just around the corner any day I can get my bike out is a pretty great day. This ride was an especially good one too.
After nursing my rib injury for just over a week I felt it was time to get back on my bike. It didn’t hurt too much to breathe, and jumping around wasn’t too bad so I figured a ride at my local trails would be good to knock the cob webs off.
It had rained a bit the night before, but it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. I did my pre-ride check and put the bike on the car. I was off to my first post injury ride and was a little nervous.
Check out these photos from my latest ride in Fish Creek Park. Although I did crash and hurt myself, the ride was still fun. Click each picture for a larger version.
Also take a look at previous galleries from other rides here, here and here.
On Tuesday evening it was overcast and cold, but I was determined to get out on my bike. I had been going back and forth all day if it was a good idea or not, and just before dinner I had decided it was a good idea.
After dinner I loaded up the bike on the trunk rack and set off for Fish Creek Park. If I am going for a quick ride in the city the trails there cannot be beat!
Although Wednesday was hot, and the smoke that had rolled in at dinner time was thick I still wanted to get out on my bike.
Since the first ride in Fish Creek had been early on in my riding season, I wanted to get back here and check out more trails. I headed over to the Votier’s Flat parking lot and started putting my gear on.
So today was a big ride. I decided to start my ride from Lakeview at around 2 in the afternoon, the hottest part of the day. I would ride south through Glenmore Park and the Weaselhead down to the west end of Fish Creek Park.
The ride to Fish Creek took a little longer than I thought it would, mostly because I decided to ride on a grown over vehicle trail for most of the way, slowing my speed and tiring me out a bit.