2008 Rides

DatePartyBikeKmTrip
08-02-24Y25.4Overcast, turning to sunny. 10 degrees, windy. VCKC via Goose & Selkirk, then along Gorge and Hillside to Foul Bay, Fairfield, Cook Street, Beacon Hill.
08-02-28Y13.6VCKC, via Goose & Selkirk. 4:45PM ; return 7:15PM. Cloudy, 6-8 degrees.
08-03-02Y29.4New ramble to U Vic area. Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Rockland, Cadboro Bay, U Vic circle, Gordon Head, back by Shelbourne, Cedar Hill. Started sunny, turned to thick cloud. Under 10 degrees, cold strong winds.
08-03-16Y50.6Galloping Goose to Happy Valley and back. Mainly cloudy, about 8 degrees, brisk south winds a factor in Colwood and on the return.
08-03-29Y9.7GO Center on the Selkirk Water at 12:30; return at 4:30. Cloudy, 6 degrees, rain squalls. 3 hours of paddling too.
08-03-30Y13.3VCKC. Sunday AM, DB Launch. Cloudy, cool, showers.
08-03-31Y14.9VCKC with side trip to GO center. Sun and cloud, 7 degrees, windy.
08-04-03Y13.4VCKC
08-04-05Y17.1Sat AM. To VCKC, return via Canadian Tire on Douglas, Cook Street Village. Cloudy, windy, temp around 10 degrees.
08-04-07Y12.9VCKC
08-05-04Y50.6Goose - Lochside to Michell's farm at Island View, across Highway 17 into rolling terrain - East Saanich Road, Keating Cross Road, and Oldfield to the Beaver/Elk Lake park, and along the lakeside trail. Then west and south on Wilkinson across to the Interurban. Down to Tillicum, Gorge Road and Hillside to Cook, home. Mainly sunny. 14 degrees, windy.
08-05-05Y12.8VCKC. Sunny, light cloud, 14 degrees at 6:00 pm. Windy. First evening ride in shorts
08-05-06Y12.8VCKC. High cloud, clearing. Windy. 15 degrees at 6:00 but dropped fast before the trip home.
08-05-08Y12.8VCKC. Light cloud. 14 degrees.
08-05-18Y44.1To Mt. Douglas by Cook & Cedar Hill, Lochside to Michell's Farm, back home. 18-20 degrees, high cloud, windy.
08-05-25Y89.6Sidney. U Vic, Mt. Doug, Elk Lake, Keating Cross Road, E Saanich R to Airport, Beacon into Sidney (50 k.). Lochside with detours through Central Saanich. Sunny most of the day, negligible cloud, 20 degrees. Pretty breezy. East north east when I started. East south east after the airport. Got it coming and going. Ran out gas around 85 k. Didn't plan to go that far with the trails, rough asphalt and wind but it felt good.
08-06-01Y51.2Sunday 7:30 AM start to minimize sun and wind on a 30 degree day. Cadboro Bay Road, Mt. Douglas, Cordova Bay Rd to Mt. Sayward, Lochside and Hunt to Michell's Farm (31 k) and back by Lochside. Wind increased with heat.
08-06-04Y27.7Cool, windy – gale force on the water. Downtown, Fort, Oak Bay & Foul Bay to U Vic, back down FB to Oak Bay, around Victoria Golf Course, McNeill & Richardson back to Fairfield, then South Park and back home to James Bay.
08-06-08Y58Through Oak Bay – on new streets like Musgrave. Emerged on Lansdowne, ground up to Cordova Bay Road. Turned at the Golf Course. Down Cordova Bay (haven't done that since last spring due to road work – all fixed now) and across by Arbutus. Grandview etc to Mount Douglas, then Lochside trail to the soccer pitches. Turned on Hunt and went through Hunt Valley (Central Saanich), to Michell's Farm. This added a couple k of asphalt, skipped some gravel. Across by Keating Cross Road to Brentwood Bay, along West Saanich Rd. to Interurban, Tillicum, along Selkirk and Craigflower, Bay St. Bridge downtown and home. Sunny when I started, cloudy most of the ride. Windy – beat up by 40 k. headwinds on east and southeast headings vis. West Saanich, Interurban, Tillicum.
08-06-15*RR59.5Winnipeg. Sunday AM. Manitoba Marathon day. Along Maryland, Wellington, through River Heights to Waverley Heights, along the Lyon Parkway to the Assiniboine Forest, Charleswood, Roblin at the Perimeter out to Headingley into a strong northwest wind. *Mike, Steve, Clint, Tony
08-06-16*RR32.4Winnipeg. St. Mathews to Berry, North to Red River College, Brookside Boulevard to Oak Point, across and onto Burrows, and east across Winnipeg from Tyndall Park through Garden City and West Kildonan to Main, over the Redwood Bridge, through Elmood Cemetery, across the Louise Bridge and the Riverfront developments to the Forks, Assiniboine Avenue to Osborne, Westminster Avenue to Sherburn. *Mike, Steve, Tony
08-06-220Sunday. Driving home from Winnipeg.
08-07-13KA85.5Sunday. Sunny, windy day. Out to U Vic and Mt. Douglas, across by Royal Oak to West Saanich Road, out to Brentwood Bay, some zigs and zags, basically Mt. Newton Cross into Saanichton, then north to Panorana Rec at McTavish, along Lochside back to Mt Newton, across the Pat Bay and through Central Saanch to Island View, then across the Pat Bay again to Lochside. Coffee at Michell's Farm (62 k). Through Hunt Valley to avoid the gravel on the trail, back to Lochside and one Lochside to Royal Oak, Blenkinsop etc to Cook, down to Beacon Hill. I was bonking at about 60 k but had to come back into the wind. I am a better man for it but tired.
08-07-20Y67.1Sunday, cloudless sunny day. Windy, with strong sea breezes from the south and east. A straight run out the Goose to Rocky Point Road and back. I was aiming for some shade and some brush to cut the breeze. Partial success. Dusty, the trail is gravel from about 14 k out to the turnaround and back. I had a major session with the chain cleaning fluids and tools on my return with the chain rings off to remove dirt and wax and dust. I have taken to White Lightning – run that and wipe the excess off in a shop towel. Good for a century or more, self cleaning.
804.4Total to last date

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