Saturday, September 01, 2007

Ride home and Critical Mass for Friday, 31 August

Rode downtown to IdealBikes and got Chris to take a look at my brakes as the front lever was sticking, he ended up running some new cable for me.

Headed over to Victoria Park at 6, there ended up being just over the limit of 12 people (or otherwise it would have been a visit to the pub for Critical Pub instead). The rain wasn't too bad, just a light drizzle, and we ended up riding down to Point Pleasant Park where we hung out for a bit in a futile attempt to wait out the rain under the trees - which meant the rain just concentrated through the leaves anyway. After heading back up the hill out of Point Pleasant Park we headed back downtown and ended up at the Citadel. I was starting to get really tired at this point after all the riding yesterday rushing about, so I headed home. About 10 minutes later as I was heading down Quinpool the heavens opened, I just carried on... It was quite fun to bomb down Quinpool doing 40 or so through torrential rain and I heard a few dopplered cries of "what the fnargh!" from pedestrians trying to shelter from the rain.

Finally got home after battling the Mainland trail, it was extremely thick and sludgy from all the rain and having a headwind didn't help. Had a beer and icecream as recovery food when I got home which my wife found odd, for some reason....

I only managed to take two pictures as it was so wet, but I'd say one of these turned out reasonably well:

Distance logged: 27.970km
Time: 111:29
Average speed: 15.1km/hr
Max speed: 45.8 km/hr
Temperature: 19C, intermittent rain and heavy rain
Cumulative distance: 3158.424km
Cumulative cost per km: $0.26
Monthly distance: 27.970km
Monthly cost per km: $0


Anonymous jeff said...

where do you meet for critical mass in Halifax; and at what time?

Monday, September 24, 2007 1:22:00 pm  
Blogger steve said...

Victoria Park at 6pm. See the details at

Monday, September 24, 2007 1:43:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw this small flyer at Dal yesterday that the ride this Friday, September 28th is at 4pm? I thought it started at 6pm? Any clarifications.


Thursday, September 27, 2007 6:36:00 pm  
Blogger steve said...

I have no idea about the flyer... From the facebook page:

Event Info
Name: Halifax Critical Mass, September 2007
Tagline: community garden tour '07
Host: Halifax Critical Mass
Type: Party - Mixer
Time and Place
Date: Friday, September 28, 2007
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Victoria Park
Street: corner of Spring Garden and South Park
City/Town: Halifax, NS

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Contact Info

This month we're going to ride around to as many community gardens/gardens in general around the city as we can.

Community gardens + bicycles = we're so damn virtuous they should grant us all sainthoods when we die. Just try not to be too self-righteous, okay?

Thursday, September 27, 2007 6:57:00 pm  

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