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2018 Rides

This was 2018:

DateMe + WhoBikeKm.Trip
2283.62018 Year to Date
18-12-30MikeFX38.1Bridge, E&N EVR + Goose to Atkins. Atkins, Station, Jacklin, Westhills Trail, Goose return by Goose to Old Island and E&N EVR. Sunny at first, increasing cloud. 8 C
18-12-25MikeFX35.9Lochside School (Royal Oak), Lochside, Tulista Park (Sidney); return. Cloudy 7C
18-12-21MikeFX28.9Bridge, E&N EVR + Goose to Wale Road, return by E&N. Cloud. 8 C
18-12-15MikeFX40.2Beacon Hill, Oak Bay, Uplands, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside, Goose to Old Island; E&N EVR to Bridge. Cloudy, Windy. Mike had flat
18-12-08FX15.4Atkins Rest Stop, Goose, Atkins, Station, Jacklin, Westhills Trail, Goose back to start. Cloudy, 7 C
18-12-06MikeFX28.3Beacon Hill, Oak Bay, Uplands, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside, Sunny, 5 C
18-12-02MikeFX29.4Bridge, E&N EVR + Goose to Wale Road, return by Goose. Cloud, some sun. 8 C and sea breeze.
18-11-25MikeFX40.7Beacon Hill, Oak Bay, Uplands, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside, Goose to Old Island; E&N EVR to Bridge
18-11-12FX52.9Bridge, Goose, Interurban, Wallace, Stelly's X, E. Saanich, Central Saanich, Mt Newton X, Lochside
18-11-10FX29.5Bridge, Goose to Wale Road, return by E&N EVR. Cool clear day. 9 C and sea breeze. I needed a layer of light fleece and leg covering. The trip from the Bridge to Old Island Highway is about 1.1 Km less along E&N EVR than along the Goose.
18-11-08MikeFX28.2Beacon Hill, Oak Bay, Uplands, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside, Bridge. Sunny, 10 degrees. Still warm enough for shorts and light shell.
18-11-04MikeFX47.4Sunny autumn day. Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose, Interurban to Quayle, crossed West Saanich on Beaver Lake Rd., lakeside trail to Brookleigh, crossed Pat Bay Highway on Sayward, connected to Cordova Bay Rd and Lochside trail at Mattick's.
16-10-22FX28.9Foggy day in James Bay, parts of Oak Bay. Sunny in Saanich. Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, UVic, San Juan, Lochside
18-10-21MikeFX48.3Lochside School (Royal Oak), Lochside, Sidney, Airport Trail, return. Sunny 15 degrees, still weather for shorts.
18-10-18MikeFX35.5Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose to Veterans'; Return
18-10-15FX28.9Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, UVic, San Juan, Lochside, Bridge
18-10-06FX40.5Bridge, Goose to Sooke Road, back by E&N EVR from Old Island Highway. Sunny, cool.
18-09-29MikeFX39.5Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, U Vic., San Juan, Goose, E&N EVR from Old Island Highway to Bridge
18-09-26Mike, SteveFX25.0Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose
18-09-23MikeFX40.3Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose, InterUrban, Quail, Beaver Lake Road, Elk Lake Road, Royal Oak, Lochside.
18-09-16FX36.3Bridge, Goose, InterUrban to Camosun; Camosum and VI Tech, Markham, W. Saanich, Royal Oak to Lochside; N to Cordova Bay (Mattick's), back to Bridge; Rainy day, sunny breaks in PM and wind.
18-08-25MikeFX36.8From Lochside School; Lochside to Sidney. Cool, steady light showers
18-08-19FX40.6Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, UVic, San Juan, Lochside, Goose to Old Island, E & N VRB
18-08-18MikeFX46.8From Royal Oak (Lochside School) Lochside to Sidney, Flight Path (Airport) Loop, return. Sunny, moderate temperature, good breeze
18-08-12MikeFX56.2Bridge, Goose, Interurban to Saanichton, Wallace and Amity to Lochside; Lochside and Goose back . Cloudy, 18 C. South wind.
18-08-11MikeFX24.2Bridge, E&N EVR to Old Island, Goose back downtown; caught in a shower for 19 km.
18-08-06MikeFX40.3Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, U Vic, San Juan Parkway, Lochside to Swing Bridge, Goose to Old Island; E & N Esquimault to the Bridge; sunny.
18-08-04MikeFX49.0Lochside from McKenzie (Don Mann) to Tsehum Harbour, Sidney with Hunt Valley. Sunny, moderate temperature and wind
18-07-29FX61.7Bridge, Lochside to Sidney, part of Flight Path, back by Lochside. Sunny, hot.
18-07-28MikeFX35.8Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose to Veterans, back the same way
18-07-14MikeFX37.6From Don Mann; Lochside to SwingBridge, Goose, Interurban, Quayle, Beaver Lake, Park trail, Oldfield, E. Saanich, Mount Newton X, Lochside
18-07-07MikeFX42.2From Don Mann; Lochside to Tulista, Sidney and back
18-07-02FX52.6Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, U Vic Ring, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside to Sayward/Welch/Hunt/Martindale to Ocean View (Michells) , back by Lochside and downtown, ended by going down Simcoe to Cloudy at first; then sunny but still cool.
18-07-01MikeFX32.3Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose, E&N Langford, Goldstream, Wale, Goose. Cool, windy
18-06-24FX52.6Bridge, Goose, Interurban to Saanichton, Mt. Newton X Road to Lochside; Lochside and Goose back . Cloudy, 20 C. Brisk south wind.
18-06-23MikeFX22.4Bridge, E&N EVR , Goose back in.
18-06-16Mike (part)FX54.2Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Musgrave, Uplands, UVic, San Juan, Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm); return by Lochside, Goose, Bridge. Clear, sunny, 20 degrees. Almost hot.
18-05-26FX64.2Bridge. Goose, Interurban, Wallace, Saanichton, Mt Newton X, Lochside, San Juan, UVic, Uplands, Oak Bay, Beacon Hill
18-05-21MikeFX24.7Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose back in; Victoria Day - cloudy, with parade on Douglas and F-18 flyover.
18-05-19Mike (part)FX78.9Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose to SwingBridge, Lochside to Royal Oak, Elk Lake Road, Lakes trail, Oldfield, East Saanich, part of airport loop, Sidney, Lochside; Cloudy day, a bit cool; moderate to brisk E, ESE and SE winds
18-05-16FX41.5Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Musgrave, Uplands, UVic, San Juan, Lochside to Cordova Bay (Mattick's Farm); return by Lochside, Goose, Bridge. Clear, temperate evening
18-05-13FX64.2Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose to Interurban, Interurban to Saanichton, Wallace to Lochside, Lochside and Goose back. Sunny. 24 C. UV 7. Shorts, short sleeves. Sunscreen weather. Asphalt replaced on Lochside south of Claremont. E&N now paved past Esquimault lands to shopping center
18-05-06FX57.4Bridge, Goose, Interurban to Saanichton, Wallace to Lochside, Lochside to Cy Hampson; Lochside and Goose back. Sunny most of the day. 20 C.
18-04-29FX41.5Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, U Vic Ring, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside to Cordova Bay (Matticks), Return by Lochside, Goose. cloudy, cool
18-04-22FX58.6Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, U Vic Ring, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside to Ocean View (Michells), back by Lochside and downtown, ended by going down Simcoe to Montreal and back up Niagara. Sunny but still cool.
18-04-15FX61.3Bridge, Lochside, Royal Oak, Elk Lake Road, Lake trail, Oldfield, Mt Stelly X, E. Saanich, Wallace, Lochside. Government, Dallas. Should be end of the Niagara Street pipe pull. Cloudy, cool.
18-04-07FX52.4Bridge, Goose, Interurban to Saanichton, Mt. Newton X Road to Lochside; Lochside and Goose back . Cloudy, 13 C. . Brisk south wind. Shorts but a bit chilly at times.
18-04-02FX45.8New (Blue) Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose, E&N Langford to Jacklin, Jenkins, Glen Lake Road and Sooke Road to Luxton, turn and return on Goose. Sunny, windy. First two crossings, in the saddle, of new Johnson Street Bridge. First crossing of new bridge over McKenzie on the Goose.
18-03-31FX30.4Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, U Vic Ring, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside to Cordova Bay (Matticks), Return by Lochside, Goose, Stroll on new bridge (Blue Bridge replaced) on pedestrian access day/official opening; trip to GVPL Central, home by Beacon Hill and Niagara around the pipe project.
18-03-25FX51.1Blue Bridge, E&N EVR, Goose to Wale Road, Goose to Swing Bridge; Lochside to Royal Oak; return Lochside and San Juan to U Vic, Uplands, Musgrave, Monterey, Richmond, May, Beacon Hill Park. Some sunny; some overcast; 10 C, windy.
18-03-11FX52.6Blue Bridge, Goose, Interurban to Saanichton, Mt. Newton X Road to Lochside; Lochside and Goose back . Sunny, 10 C. when I started, warmed to 13. Brisk north wind. Almost warm enough for shorts.
18-03-04FX41.6Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Uplands, U Vic Ring, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside to Cordova Bay (Matticks), Return by Lochside, Goose, Blue Bridge. Sunny, cloud moved in, moment of drizzle. Windy. 8 degrees C.
18-02-25FX29.4Beacon Hill, Fairfield, Oak Bay, Upland, U Vic, Gordon Head, San Juan. Return by Lochside, Goose, Blue Bridge.
18-02-12FX32.5Beacon Hill, May, Moss. Thurlow, Richmond, Richardson, St. Ann/Musgrave, Upper Terrace, Cedar Hill X Road, San Juan, Lochside. Sunny, clear, 5 degrees C. Wind.
18-02-10FX32.1Blue Bridge, Goose-Lochside to Cordova Bay Road (Mattick's). Sunny. 6 C. Light wind. Almost nice, but the wind had a bite. A few dozen bikes out. Some recreational riders bundle up. Some roadies in hi-tec kit. The traffic meter at Hope Point was at 620 at 2:30. New things - a fence on the parking lot at the Red Lion. Construction on Lochside near Claremont. Stop sign for bikes at Saanich Road.
18-01-010Happy New Year
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2017 Rides

This was 2017:

DateMe + WhoBikeKm.Trip
1864.22017 Year to Date
17-12-03FX21.8Beacon Hill, Richardson, Monterey, Upper Terrace, Cordova Bay, Foul Bay, Moss, Beacon Hill, Niagars. Cloudy 5 or 6 degrees, wind.
17-11-05FX32.6Beacon Hill, Richardson, Richmond, Oak Bay, Musgrave, Upper Terrace, UVic, Finnerty, San Juan, Lochside to downtown. Sunny, 5 C, cold wind.
17-10-30FX42.9Dallas, Moss, Richmond, Oak Bay, Musgrave, Uplands, UVic, San Juan, Lochside to Cordova Bay, and back to Blue Bridge. Sunny afternoon, shorts weather until the afternoon shadows grew.
17-10-220No ride. Weather varied
17-10-15FX52.3Goose, Interurban Road & Trail, Wallace, Mt. Newton X Road, Lochside; Sunshine, 12 C. Shorts, but a jacket. Michell's farm was busy - the u-pick pumpkin event.
17-10-09MikeFX40.2Dallas, Fairfield, Richmond, McNeill/Richardsons, Newport, Monterey/St. Ann, Musgrave, Upper Terrace, Cedar Hill X Rd, Gordon, Head, San Juan, Lochside. Cool day, clear fall day.
17-09-24FX49.5Goose, Interurban Road & Trail, Wallace, Stelly's X Road, E. Saanich Road, Island View, Lochside; mainly sunny in the AM. An event at the Leg.: traffic diverted and snarled.
17-09-10No ride; on holiday
17-09-03JoeBor.9.2Portage La Prairie MB Crescent Lake trail Meighen to Kelly K.
17-08-27FX67.0Goose, Lochside, Royal Oak, Elk Lake, trail, Oldfield, E. SaanichRoad, east part of Airport trail, Beacon, Lochside. Sunny, clear, hot (but UV only 5), moderate breezes. ,
17-08-20FX65.7Goose, Interurban, Wallace. E. Saanich Road, east part of Airport trail, Beacon, Lochside. Sunny, warm, moderate breezes. The Tour de Victoria was on. I saw traffic control and some riders on Interurban Road. The Dragon Boat fesitval was on in the inner Harbour. Belleville was closed and traffic on Gov't and Superior was congested
17-08-13FX58.3The first rain in 2 months fell overnight. Windy until noon, and after 2 pm. I went out by side streets in James Bay, Cook Street Village and Oak Bay to Foul Bay and up Cadboro Bay to Cedar Hill X, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside. Dooley/Welch, Martindale to Michell mini-Airport on Lochside. Back into Victoria by Lochside. Many bikes stopped to pick blackberries. The Blue Bridge was closed for paving on Store and Pandora. First deke to backtrack and cross the Gorge on the Bay Street Bridge and down Gov't to Chinatown, deking down alleys to get onto Store past the paving.
17-08-07FX59.7Blue Bridge, Goose, Interurban, Wallace, E. Saanich, McTavish, Lochside. Clear day. Smoke haze at high level made it dark, almost overcast
17-07-30FX59.2Goose to crossing/ intersection Happy Valley, East Sooke & Kangaroo. Sunny day. The trail is shaded from Jenkins out. Trail was dry but not too dusty. The blackberries are ripe. Some people stopped for that.
17-07-230No ride. In Duncan, camping at Islands Folk Festival
17-07-16FX52.3Dallas , Moss, Richardson, Foul Bay, Cadboro Bay, Cedar Hill X, Gordon Head, San Juan, Lochside to Island View; back by Goose, downtown. Overcast, steady breeze, cool in the AM.
17-07-09FX69.4Blue Bridge, Goose, Interurban, Wallace, E. Saanich (new segment) Leal-Emard-Moxon Amity, Lochside, San Juan, (new segment) San Pedro, Longview, Feltham (oops: to Shelburne and back up), Gordon Head, U Vic, Cedar Hill X, Cadboro Bay Rd., Fort, Richmond, Richardson, Moss, Dallas, Niagara
17-07-02MikeFX70.7Blue Bridge, E&N, Goose, Interurban, Wallace, Mt. Newton X, Lochside, San Juan Greenway, Gordon Head, U Vic, Foul Bay, Richmond, Moss, Dallas
17-06-30MikeFX34.4Dallas, Beach, Cadboro Bay, Arbutus, San Juan, Lochside
17-06-25MikeFX56.5Lochside from Mann's Excavating to Swing Bridge, Goose to Interurban, Interurban Route to Saanichton; E. Saanich to Willingdon, around airport, Sidney, Lochside
17-06-23MikeFX31.5Blue Bridge, Lockside to junction at Don Mann, parkway to Gordon Head; UVic, Cedar Hill, Cadboro Bay, Beach, McNeill, Moss, Dallas
17-06-17MikeFX53.1Blue Bridge, Goose, Interurban route to Saanichton, Mt. Newton x Road, Lochside
17-06-11FX58.1Blue Bridge, Goose, Interurban Road, Interurban Trail, Wallace, Lochside
17-06-04MikeFX41.7Blue Bridge, E&N, Goose to Sooke Road at Firehall.
17-05-28MikeFX40.0Lochside from Monkey's Paw, Royal Oak to Elk Lake, Oldfield & Seacrest, E. Saanich, Wallace, Amity to Lochside
17-05-21MikeFX53.3Lochside from Monkey's Paw to Sidney, Flight Path around YYJ, and back. Warm and sunny.
17-05-19MikeFX29.5Blue Bridge, E&N, Goose to Wales Road, return.
15-05-14MikeFX45.1Goose from Juan de Fuca rec complex to Roche Cove
17-05-07MikeFX39.8Lochside from Monkey's Paw (McKenzie & Borden) to Royal Oak, Elk Lake trail, Oldfield, Wallace-Panorama, Lochside. Sunday AM, sunny, light breezes
17-05-06MikeFX24.5Goose to Old Island, E&N to Blue Bridge
17-04-30MikeFX48.6Lochside from Monkey's Paw (Borden & McKenzie) to McTavish, Flight Path trail around airport, back from Sidney
17-04-28MikeFX42.0Goose to Sooke Road
17-04-21MikeFX38.4Goose to Veterans Memorial. Friday PM Sunny day before a cool wet weekend.
17-04-16MikeFX35Lochside from Monkey's Paw (McKenzie & Borden). Royal Oak, Elk Lake, Oldfield, E. Saanich, Mount Newton X Road, Lochside.
17-04-14MikeFX31.5Dallas,Beach, Arbutus, Finnerty, UVic. Sunny spring day - breezes, not too brisk. Shorts
17-04-09MikeFX32.9Goose to E&N - Atkins to Langford police station; back by E&N thru Esquimault
17-04-02MikeFX47.0Lochside from Monkey's Paw (McKenzie & Borden) to Tsehum Harbour in Sidney. Sunday AM, sunny, windy
17-03-30MikeFX24.4Blue Bridge, Goose to Old Island; E & N
07-03-25MikeFX42.5Lochside to Saanich Museum
17-03-19MikeFX29.5Blue Bridge, E&N, Goose to Wales Road, return. Sunny, nice - much nicer than forecast
17-03-18MikeFX29.6Dallas, Fairfield, Richmond, Cadboro Bay, U Vic. Sunny, windy.
17-03-05MikeFX29.1Dallas, Fairfield, Richmond, Cadboro Bay, U Vic. Cool, unstable weather: cloudy, showers, even snow and slush
17-02-25MikeFX42.7Lochside, Hunt Valley, Island View (Michell' Farm). Cool day, Sunny with cloud in AM, windy.
17-02-12MikeFX29.3Dallas, Fairfield, McNeill, Beach, Cordova Bay to U Vic and return
17-01-28MikeFX41.3Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm)
17-01-21MikeFX33.2Galloping Goose to Old Island Highway at Royal Roads
17-01-14MikeFX28.9Dallas/Beach, Richmond (group ride started at Richmond at Fairfield), McNeill, East Oak Bay ramble, Cedar Hill X, U Vic Ring, Henderson/Foul Bay, Fort, Quadra, Beacon Hill Loop, Niagara. Sunny +2 C at 11 am; got to 5 C later
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2016 Rides

This was 2016:

2016 Rides

1355.12016 Year to date
16-09-18FX58.3Downtown, Lochside to Royal Oak, Beaver & Elk Lake trail, Oldfield/Seabrook to East Saanich Road into Saanichton, Wallace and Amity and across the Pat Bay; Lochside Trail and back from there by the Trail. Mixed Cloud, mainly sunny but a few scattered showers; Windy
16-09-11FX56.9Downtown. Goose to Interurban, Interurban Route to Lochside, Lochside back to downtown. Sunny after 10 AM, moderate breeze, 18 degrees C.
16-09-05FX53.7Downtown, Lochside to Royal Oak, Beaver & Elk Lake trail, Oldfield/Seabrook to East Saanich Road, Mount Newton X-Road to Lochside Trail and back from there by the Trail. Cloudy, cool, a few spritzes of rain.
16-08-210Camping, Salmon Arm
16-08-07FX42.9Blue Bridge, E & N to Goose, Goose to Swing Bridge, Lochside to Cordova Bay (Matticks). Overcast, a couiple of short misty showers.
16-08-07KA0Check old Cat Eye Velo 2; replace battery and reset to zero
16-07-31FX57.6Blue Bridge, Goose to Atkins, E & N to Jacklin to Jenkins to Glen Lake Road to Happy Valley Road to Metchosin Road to Old Island Highway to Juan de Fuca Rec Center; E & N & through downtown. Cloudy at first, then sunny with brisk winds.
16-07-240Camping in Duncan
16-07-17FX60.4Blue Bridge, E & N to Jacklin, Jacklin to Goose, Goose to Lombard. Sunny. some cloud. Light Wind
16-07-160Replace battery in Cat Eye. Reset
16-07-10FX79.2Estimated distance. Reset odometer after glitch during first 10 K. Johnson Street Bridge, E & N to Goose, Goose to Interurban, Interurban to Lochside Through Sidney to Resthaven Park; back by Lochside. Cloudy at first. Mixed sun and cloud. Moderate breeze - headwind and quartering adverse on return. Ouchy in my own driveway on arriving home.
16-07-03FX54.9Sunny and windy. Lochside to Lochside Park, Dooley to Martindale, Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm); Lochside to downtown, Fort to Vancouver, Richardson & McNeill to Windsor Park; McNeill, Richardson & Cook to Dallas.
16-06-26FX72.2Goose to Interurban; Interurban Route to Lochside; Through Sidney to Resthaven Park; back by Lochside. Sunny and hot.
16-06-19FX67.2Lochside to Royal Oak; Royal Oak to Park; BeaveLake to W. Saanich, back to Park; Lakeside trail to Oldfield; Oldfield-Seabrook-E. Saanich Rd-Wallace-Pat NBay Overpass. Back to Lochside; Tulista Park (Sidney). Then home. Mixed sun and cloud, windy.
16-06-16FX26.3Lochside, across Royal Oak, past McMinn Park.
16-06-12FX71.2Lochside to Royal Oak; Royal Oak to West Saanich Road. West Saanich to Wallace. Held up at two points for cycling leg of Victoria Triathalon (See Route). Wallace to Lochside (near Cy Hampson). Sidney, back by Lochside. Held up by street festival on Harbour Road. Mainly cloudy, around 16-18 C. Windy.
16-06-07FX31.2Lochside to Cordova Bay (Mattick's).
16-06-05FX65.8Lochside to Royal Oak; Royal Oak to Park; Lakeside trail to Oldfield; Oldfield-Seabrook-E. Saanich Rd-Mt. Newton X Rd. (First time on Oldfield for years). Back to Lochside; Tulista Park (Sidney) and return by trail. Hot. Traffic hold ups where the road was closed for Russ Hayes races around the legislative grounds (See: Race Web site).
16-05-31FX32.1E & N to Admirals Way, back to Tyee. Lochside trail to Royal Oak. Clear warm day. Windy. Short sleeves day
16-05-29FX65.4E & N, Atkins to Jacklin, E & N and Goose to Swing Bridge, Lochside to Royal Oak, Royal Oak to Elk Lake. Around Lake, return by Lochside.
16-05-24FX23.1New ride. E & N to Highway 1. Sunny evening after a cloudy day.
16-05-22FX60.7Goose to Rocky Point Rd. , Lombard; Metchosin. Sunny, with clouds. Windy
16-05-17FX24.3Lochside to Royal Oak. Windy, cool. The counter was at >2,400 at 7:20 pm.
16-05-15FX41.9Lochside to Island View (Michell's). Cloudy, cool. Counter at 885 at 2:45 PM.
16-05-10FX31.1Lochside to Cordova Bay (Mattick's). Counter was 2600 + at 7:20.
16-05-08FX53.9Lochside to Cy Hampson, North Saanich. It started cloudy and changed to sunny and windy. Wind from the south - i.e. headwind on the return leg. The counter was at 650 at 1:40.
16-05-05FX24.4Lochside to Royal Oak. The counter was at 2,220 at 6:30 pm.
16-04-30FX45.8Goose to Luxton Fairground
16-04-25FX24.6Lochside to Royal Oak, at cycle commuter rush hour. The counter at the end of Harbour Road was at 1400 for the day when I was outbound, over 2000 on the return.
16-04-23FX41.7Lochside to Island View (Michell's)
16-04-20FX24.2Lochside to Royal Oak. Starting at 6 is too late - sun at low angle. Insects at eye level. I need new sunglasses that can adjust to low light.
16-04-17FX31.4Lochside to Cordova Bay (Mattick's)
16-04-10FX32.7Lochside to Lochside Park (Mattick's +)
16-04-03FXRe-calibrate Cat Eye. No ride. I had to get to the airport to fly to Abbotsford (and drive to Chilliwack) (work).
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2015 Rides

This is was 2015:

102.0Early in the year, walks, not logged
2015-03-0710.2Beaver & Elk Lake
2015-03-148.6Clover Point, Cook Street Village
2015-04-1110.2Beaver & Elk Lake
2015-04-1810.2Beaver & Elk Lake
2015-04-19Y24.9Lochside to Royal Oak
2015-05-0210.2Beaver & Elk Lake
2015-05-03Y30.5Lochside to Cordova Bay Rd (Mattick's Farm)
2015-05-0910.2Beaver & Elk Lake
2015-05-10Y40.9Central Saanichstan - Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm)
2015-05-168.1Ramble downtown
2015-05-18Y52.9North Saanichstan - Lochside to Cy Hampson Park
2015-05-2310.2Beaver & Elk Lake
2015-05-24Y56.0North Saanichstan - Lochside to Cy Hampson Park, side trip to Hunt Valley
2015-06-07Y42.3Central Saanichstan - Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm), with slight detours
2015-06-133.9Short Beaver & Elk Lake
2015-06-14Y41.1Central Saanichstan - Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm)
2015-06-206.0Downtown walkabout
2015-06-21Y53.9North Saanichstan - Lochside to Cy Hampson Park
2015-06-28Y31.5Lochside to Cordova Bay Rd (Mattick's Farm)
2015-07-01Y60.0North Saanichstan, Lochside to Tulista Park, Sidney
2015-07-05Y31.5Lochside to Cordova Bay Rd (Mattick's Farm)
2015-07-09FX8.5Trek Store to Home and, short tuning
2015-07-11FX41.3Central Saanichstan - Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm)
2015-07-12FX31.5Lochside to Cordova Bay Rd (Mattick's Farm)
2015-07-19No ride Vancouver Festival
2015-08-02FX41.6Central Saanichstan - Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm)
2015-08-03FX36.6Dallas, Richmond to Oak Bay, Beach, Arbutus to Shelbourne; back by Lochside
2015-08-09FX52.0North Saanichstan - Lochside to Cy Hampson Park
2015-08-16Salmon Arm, no ride
2015-08-23Weather, no ride
2015-08-26No ride rain
2015-08-30Weather, ill, no ride
2015-09-05FX31.9Lochside to Cordova Bay Rd (Mattick's Farm)
2015-09-07FX43.6Central Saanichstan - Lochside to Saanich Historical Artifacts museum - past Island View (Michell's Farm)
2015-09-13FX59.7North Saanichstan, Lochside to Tulista Park, Sidney
2015-09-27FX31.5Lochside to Cordova Bay Rd (Mattick's Farm)
2015-10-04FX41.8Central Saanichstan - Lochside to Island View (Michell's Farm)
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2014 Log

I managed a number of rides in 2014.

2014 Rides

14-01-0410.2Elk & Beaver. Cloud.
14-01-1810.2Elk & Beaver. Mist, Cloud.
14-01-2510.2Elk & Beaver. Fog
14-02-0110.2Elk & Beaver
14-02-0810.2Elk & Beaver. Cold. Ice on Lakes
14-03-0810.2Lake high, bridge and path se of bridge under water
14-04-1210.2Sunny, clear, many fishers on shore and in boats
14-05-11Y34.6 Quadra to Bay, across the Gorge again by Selkirk Trestle, Galloping Goose to Old Island, back by Goose, Admirals, Gorge, Selkirk, Tyee, Blue Bridge.
14-05-11Reboot. Replaced battery in Cat Eye. Messed up reseting wheel diameter. Elastic in old (2003?) Sugoi shorts gone, so need to shop.
14-05-12Y17.7Dallas, Beach, Foul Bay, McNeil to Oak Bay Marina. Doubtful about new MEC brand shorts - but being back in the saddle is a change.
14-05-18Y31.9Goose, Lochside Trail to Cordova Bay Road.
14-05-24Y37.7Goose Trail, to Veterans' Parkway. Sat AM. Busy on trail and roads. Many road crossings required stops. Road rash - skinned knee. First aid question: put a bandage on an oozing scrape?
14-05-3110.2The usual
14-06-07Y34.7Dallas, Beach, Gordon Head, Arbutus, Grandview, Tyndal, Feltham. Came out on Shelburne - mistake. Sat AM traffic to the malls was heavy. Back by way of Cedar Hill Road, Quadra, Beacon Hill Park. The sun brought out the dandelions, a day of yardwork followed.
14-06-08Y40.1Dallas, Beach, Gordon Head, Arbutus, Grandview, Tyndal, Kenmore, Shelburne through Mt. Douglas, Royal Oak to Lochside, out to Cordova Bay Road, back by trails.
14-07-05*34Wellington Crescent, Assiniboine Park, Assiniboine Forest, Harte Trail, Moray Bridge, Woodhaven, Sturgeon Road, path along Sharpe & Silver, St. Matthews. * Mike, Me
14-07-06*35.8Wolseley, Assiniboine, Juba Way, Scotia, Settlers' Bridge, Gateway, Louise, downtown, Westminster, Wolseley. * Mike, me
14-07-1210.2The usual
14-08-03Y33.1Dallas, Fairfield, Foul Bay, Cordova Bay, U Vic, Gordon Head. Back by Cedar Hill and Quadra.
14-08-10Y41.6Goose, Lochside Trail to Ocean View (Michell's Farm)
14-08-17Y41.7Goose, Lochside Trail to Ocean View (Michell's Farm)
14-08-24Y43.9Goose, Lochside Trail to Ocean View (Michell's Farm), side on return to Market on Yates
14-09-0610.2The usual
14-09-1310.2The usual
14-09-2010.2The usual
14-11-0110.2The usual
Two Wheels Good

2013 Log

2013 Log (no rides)

13-12-2510.4Elk & Beaver. AM. Light cloud. Some added distance trying to get angle to get photos of birds. GPS was showing the intervals from post to post along the posted trail correctly.
13-12-2110.1Elk & Beaver. AM. Cloud, mist & drizzle. The GPS seemed to add distance at the south end of the lake at the beginning and end of the walk, reasonable intervals. Final distance computed as 10.6, which is not right
13-12-14No walk, in transit from Halifax, all day
13-12-07Flying to Toronto
13-11-3010.1Elk & Beaver. Drizzle, rain. GPS reading after walk from parking lot was 140 m; this seems high. Final GPS distance 10.5, which is high.
13-11-2310.1Elk Beaver. GPS final reading 10.6. (AAWAS on !?)
13-11-1610.1Elk & Beaver. GPS added .5 before I started moving, GPS read almost 10.5 total.
13-11-1110.1Elk & Beaver. GPS added .1 in the first .5 at the south end, and .2 in the last .2 km at the southwest end of the lake. GPS read almost 10.4 total.
13-11-0910.4Elk & Beaver. Reloaded GPS was defaulted to Garmin normal, read 10.9 which is high, even with an extra trip from the parking lot to the lake.
13-11-0310.1Elk & Beaver. Sunny, cool. GPS seemed ok at south east, lost distance on the north and west trails, which are closer to the hills around the lake. Final reading just under 9.9. Went home, downloaded Garmin updates.
13-10-2610.1Elk & Beaver, GPS seemed to lose some distance in the first few km on the south and east. GPS distance recorded 9.9.
13-10-1910.1Elk & Beaver. Sunny, GPS measured 9.6
13-10-1310.1Elk & Beaver
13-09-2110.1Elk & Beaver, misty GPS measured 9.7
13-09-1410.1Elk & Beaver, misty GPS measured 9.8
13-09-0710.1Elk & Beaver, misty GPS measured 9.9
13-08-3110.1Elk & Beaver; distance 10.2? ; MA = 5.5
13-08-2410.1Elk & Beaver; distance 9.9? ; MA = 5.7
13-08-1710.3Elk & Beaver MA = 6.0
13-08-10Edmonton FMF
13-08-0310.1Elk & Beaver. No GPS
13-07-2710.1Elk & Beaver. No GPS
13-07-2010.1Elk & Beaver
13-07-1310.1Elk & Beaver
13-07-0610.1Elk & Beaver. GPS 10.3? A couple of side moves.
13-06-2910.1Elk & Beaver. GPS 10.0? Did not wait to start after resetting.
13-06-2210.1Elk & Beaver. Used WAAS/EGNOS setting on GPS instead of Garmin Normal. Reading 10.1.
13-06-1510.1Elk & Beaver, GPS distance 10.0
13-06-0810.1Elk & Beaver, GPS distance 9.8
13-06-0110.1Elk & Beaver. Cloudy. GPS normal again
13-05-2510.1Elk & Beaver
13-05-247.9Witty's Lagoon
13-05-1110.1Elk & Beaver. GPS distance 9.9?
13-04-2810.1Elk & Beaver. GPS distance 10.1
13-04-1410.1Elk & Beaver
13-03-2910.1Elk & Beaver. GPS calculated 10.2
13-03-234.6West, Broadway, Kitsilano to St. James Hall
13-03-1610.1Elk & Beaver. Water high - flooded path near outlet bridge. GPS again understating distance.
13-02-2310.1Elk & Beaver
13-02-1610.1Elk & Beaver
13-02-0910.1Elk & Beaver
13-02-0210.1Elk & Beaver. Lakes still high. Bridge closed but paths not flooded. GPS reporting 10.1, normal again. MA 5.8
13-01-1910.1Elk & Beaver. Cloudy. Temp. 0. GPS calculated 9.67 k.
13-01-1210.1Elk & Beaver. Temp. 0. GPS calculated 9.6 k. Water high enough to flood the bridge at the outlet into the Colquitz River.
13-01-0110.1Elk & Beaver. Cloud.
Two Wheels Good

2012 Log

12-01-01VCKC New Year' Day Paddle. Voyageur. Craigflower River.
12-01-0610.1Elk & Beaver. Cloud, light rain.
12-02-0410.1Elk & Beaver
12-04-0610.1Elk & Beaver. Sunny - around 10 degrees. Moving average 5.6.
12-04-07Last year I started to ride in March a few weeks after going home, within weeks after my stroke. On the first ride in March, I had a moment of instability at the Saanich Road crossing on the Lochside related to disengaging the clips to stop for traffic. It was momentary and did not deter me from riding. In early May I perceived some dizziness while walking - carrying something heavy.I became concerned that I was not managing my balance and that low blood pressure due to medications was affecting my balance. I spent time walking until I was sure I could maintain pace over distance. I started driving and got used to velocity and traffic. I have goals to get back on the bike this year.
12-04-07Dragon Boat - open practice
12-04-08Y33.9Goose-Lochside to Lochside Park (fastball fields and soccer pitches beside the Cordova Bay Golf club near the Matttick's farm mall). Cloudy. Wind from the north and east. Detour at the end of the Johnson Street Bridge for the construction site of the new bridge.
12-04-10Dragon Boat Team, first practice
12-04-12Dragon Boat Team practice - rain and cold.
12-04-1410.1Elk & Beaver.Moving average 5.6. Today the GPS calculated 10.1 km distance as did last summer. It has shown 9.9 though the winter.
12-04-22Y39.6Downtown to the Sussex, then on the Goose-Lochside to Michell's farm at Ocean View. AM. Sunny, light cloud. Congested. Skaters, dogwalkers, family groups with little ones wobbling about. Preoccuped/focussed soccer parents filling the lot at the pitches out at the golf course. The distance is not precise. I put a new battery in the odometer, which reset it to miles and reset the wheel circumference. I had to reconstruct/estimate the distance, taking the downtown side trips and the bridge detour into account.
12-04-22Dragon Boat - open practice
12-05-06Y63.5Goose-Lochside to Sidney. Sunny. Sunday AM and early PM. Detours downtown at the start due to the Navy parade for the Battle of the Atlantic. Side trip down Hunt|Welch and Martindale.
12-05-13Y65.6Goose to Sooke, past Rocky Point Road, past the Free Range Chicken signs. Sunny, warm.
12-05-19Y53.1Sunny, clouds in the distance. Coastal route to Mt Douglas, Royal Oak, across to Beaver Lake, on the trail by the lakes, the shoulder of the Pat Bay Highway and Elk Lake Rd back to Royal Oak, then on the trails - Lochside and Goose - back in.
12-05-26The rides are going well. The rides on the dedicated trails involve passing between posts every time the trail crosses a road or transitions between sections shared with cars and the dedicated sections. I have always seen the posts but, with a few exceptions never consciously tried to aim for a particular line or path. This year - it must be a post stroke "deficit" - I am edgy about the line but working through the nerves.
12-05-26Dragon Boat: GRPC Gorge Sprints
12-05-27Y54.4Sunny, turning to cloud around noon. Strong south wind. Coastal type of trip to Mt Douglas then by Royal Oak to Lochside and out to the Saanich museum, and back.
12-06-03KA29.6Cloudy with a threat of rain. Around 15 degrees C. Windy. Out to U Vic and Gordon Head by Cordova Bay Road, back by Cedar Hill and Cook. Some hills. The bike is set up nicely but SPD pedals are not meant for stop and go in traffic.
12-07-07Dragon Boat: Nanaimo Festival
12-07-2810.1Elk & Beaver. MA 5.5
12-08-0410.1Elk & Beaver. MA 5.5
12-08-0610.2Elk & Beaver. MA 5.6
12-08-1110.1Elk & Beaver, MA 5.6
12-08-18Dragon Boat: Victoria Festival
12-08-2510.1Elk & Beaver, MA 5.7
12-09-0110.1Elk & Beaver. The GPS calculated 9.9 for what I know is a 10k + route. This happens some days.
12-09-0810.3Elk & Beaver MA 5.5. GPS Normal.
12-09-1510.3Elk & Beaver MA 5.6
12-09-2210.2Elk Beaver MA 5.9
12-09-2910.1Elk & Beaver MA 5.8
12-10-075.3Winnipeg: Sunstone Coffee to Teresa's House
12-10-2010.1Elk & Beaver. GPS calculated 9.8
12-10-2810.1Elk & Beaver Cloudy, but not raining. Rowers out on Elk Lake
12-11-0410.1Elk & Beaver; First day of standard time. GPS calculated 8.9
12-11-1110.1Elk & Beaver; Cool,cloudy, some drizzle. GPS calculated 9.8
12-11-1710.3Elk & Beaver; Cool,cloudy, some drizzle.
12-11-2410.1Elk &Beaver
12-12-0810.1Elk & Beaver cloud. GPS calculated 9.8. MA 5.7
12-12-2110.1Elk & Beaver. Cloud. MA 5.8. GPS=9.9
12-12-30Y12.5Around Elk & Beaver. Started at Hamsterly Beach (north end of Elk), wet muddy trails to south end, Elk Lake Road and shoulder of 17 north to start.
12-12-3010.1Elk & Beaver. Cloud. GPS= 9.8?
Two Wheels Good

2011 Log

11-01-01VCKC New Year' Day Paddle. Ice on Portage Inlet.
11-01-099.6Elk & Beaver Lake Loop. Cool, windy.
11-01-1612.8Goose from Cooper's Cove to Matheson Lake. Down to the lake, along the creek to Roche Cove, and up to the Goose. Cold and cloudy but clearing and becoming sunny and a little warmer. VCKC gang: Tony, Herb, Bon, Ronnie, Carolyn, Sandy, Marie, Bob E., Barb.
11-01-24Medical event - stroke - admitted to VGH
11-01-24Medical event - stroke - admitted to VGH
11-02-15Discharged from VGH
11-02-15Discharged from VGH
11-02-20Urban seaside hike/walk Inner Harbour.
11-03-20Y32.7home to MEC and Blue Bridge , then Lochside trail to Sayward Hill, cloudy, cool 9-10 C, North wind. First ride post stroke
11-03-23Y12.1Home to West Vic and up Craigflower to Vinnie's on Craigflower at Tillicum. Donation drop.
11-04-15Y5.4New route. Downtown Y. Niagara to Douglas, west side of Beacon Hill Park, North to Superior/Southgate. East on Southgate along north edge of Park to Quadra. North on Quadra up hill to Burdett, past Anglican cathedral, left turn onto Courtney, stop at Y (2.99 k.). Return south on Quadra to Southgate. West on S/S to Menzies, South to Simcoe (Thrifry's), west to Croft, coasted down Croft to Niagara.
11-04-16Y6.3Y with added loop.
11-04-17Y7.2Home to Sussex Bldg (2.1), to James Bay Thrifty's, to Sussex Bldg, then home.
11-04-20*Y31.0Goose to Old Island Hy at Wales Road; *Mike & Tony
11-04-22*Y34.9Lochside to Royal Oak, Royal Oak to W. Saanich,return. *Mike & Tony
11-04-30Y26.9Errands on a sunny cool Sat AM. Several destinations and exploratory sides. First, to Sussex Bldg for candy drop, Fort to Oak Bay,Fernwood/Cedar Hill to Cedar Hill X, Lumberworld on Quadra to check out Makita accessories , Goose fo Gorge, Hillside to Quadra, Wooden Shoe for groceries and Sambal, Down Quadra to park, Southgate/Superior to Oswego, Niagara, home
11-05-08Y11.1Errands on a cloudy cool Sun AM.
11-05-19Y8.5Errands. To Bank and ICBC Services on Wharf and Capital Iron. Sunny, breezy, cool.
11-05-20Y5.4Errands. Sunny but cool at 8 AM.
11-05-21*Y51.1Home to VCKC, side streets to Tillicum Mall, Colquitz River trail to Goose, Goose to fork, Lochside to Waddling Dog,return to switch Bridge, Goose to Blue Bridge, home.Cloudy, light rain 9 to 10:40 am. *Me, Herb, Bon
11-05-22*10.0Prospector Trail, Goldsteam Park. Many black Licorice slugs. At the end of the hike, a long way off, a bear sighted. *Herb, Bon, Ronnie, Ed, Shelley, Gary, Anne, Barb.
11-05-28Y11.2Home to Y, then to GO Rowing, cloudy in the AM, some drizzly, Road closed at the Leg (Belleville, Superior and Government) for the Tour de Victoria finish.
11-06-04*Y61.9Home, Goose to Rocky Point Road. Stop at My-Chosen Cafe,rural Mechosin. Sunny, 21, breezy. * Me, Herb, Diane, Bob
11-06-05*8.5Ridge Trail in Gowlland Tod including Holmes Peak and Jocelyn Hill. Sunny and clear, light breezes off the inlet. *Herb, Ronnie, Barb, Gary, Anne, Julian, Margaret
11-06-18*KA22.6James Bay by Dallas to Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay sides. *Me, Herb, Bon, Christine
11-06-199.8Beaver & Elk Lake Loop. Nice day. Saunders Subaru Triathlon was on.
11-06-239.8Beaver & Elk Lake
11-06-2610.1Beaver & Elk Lake
11-07-0110.1Beaver & Elk Lake Loop
11-07-0311.1Beaver & Elk Lake Loop plus. Cloudy at first, but sunny as the day ripened. A low moving average with some slow segments checking for the marker posts. There is a post at the S/W corner marked 0/10 on the 10 k loop. There are posts at 8,7,6,5, 4,3,2 and 1 k going clockwise. I must have missed the post early on the wrong fork in the trail.
11-07-0610.1Elk & Beaver. Found all the posts..
11-07-0910.1Elk & Beaver.
11-07-1110.1Elk & Beaver.
11-07-1710.1Elk & Beaver.
11-07-1910.1Elk & Beaver.
11-07-2310.1Elk & Beaver.
11-07-2510.1Elk & Beaver.
11-07-3010.1Elk & Beaver.
11-08-0710.1Elk & Beaver.
11-08-1410.1Elk & Beaver.
11-08-2110.1Elk & Beaver.
11-08-2810.1Elk & Beaver.
11-09-0410.1Elk & Beaver.
11-09-1710.1Elk & Beaver
11-09-2410.1Elk & Beaver.
11-10-0210.1Elk & Beaver. Cool. Moving average 5.5 kph. Regatta at Rowing Center.
11-10-0810.1Elk & Beaver. Foggy, cool. 8:30am. Moving average 6.0 at 3 k, 5.6 at 8.5 k. Lost satellites and GPS.
11-10-2910.1Elk & Beaver.
11-11-1210.1Elk & Beaver. Cool, barely above zero. Low battery in GPS which acted out in the cold by adding 2 k of distance and boosting the moving average. Calculated average not valid.
11-11-1910.1Elk & Beaver. Below 0, sunny, wind on exposed shore. GPS was slow to engage, lost a few hundred meters including walking on black ice in parking lot at the start. Moving average 5.7.
11-12-0210.1Elk & Beaver. Afternoon, sunny. GPS did not read the first 90 seconds moving as moving and added stopped time when I was not stopped. and missed some distance. Moving average 5.5.
11-12-1210.2Elk & Beaver. Sunny, clear, cold. Some ponds, many small puddles and bit of Beaver Lake had ice. A few meters extra, going back for power bar left in the car. The time in the Trip Computer restarts after clearing the timer so a walk normally starts after 30-60 seconds stopped time on the clock. Moving average 5.6.
11-12-3110.1Elk & Beaver. Moving Average 5.6.
Two Wheels Good

2010 Log

2010 Log

10-03-20Y40.5Michell's Farm (Island View Road). Out and back along the Lochside Trail. First ride of the year. Sunny, above 10 degrees, cool breeze from the north east.
10-03-28Canoe course - vckc- Lake Water level 1 - basic tandem paddling strokes. On the Gorge.
10-04-03Canoe course - vckc- Lake Water level 1 & 2. Rescues in the Esquimalt Rec Center pool. Lake Water level 2 (solo canoe) on the Gorge.
10-04-10VCKC Canoes. Day paddle from Pat Bay around the end of the Peninsula and out in at the park in Sidney. An interesting day in relatively calm water the day after a huge storm.
10-04-18Y55.4The Goose to Bennett Road. There has been some construction since last fall - there is new asphalt as far as Wales. It is now all paved from downdown to Wales, except for 700 m. of gravel east of Burnside. Out and back, turned off at Tillicum on return, through Esquimalt. Mixed sun and cloud, 12 degrees, quite windy.
10-04-22Y70.8Almost to Sidney. The forecast changed in last day. It turned out to be sunny and about 12 degrees at 9 AM, and stayed clear, with a haze and distant cloud over the Olympics. The wind got brisk, mainly from the east, more from the south closer to the Strait in the early PM. I did the basic loop around the shore and up to Mt Douglas, across Royal Oak to Elk Lake, along the lakeshore. Lots of horses - there was an equestrian poker derby. Out of the park and then along Oldfield, East Saanich Road to Saanichton (stopping for coffee at the former Robin's) and down to McTavish, then back home by the Lochside. The new cranks are working well. I have little twinges but no discomfort, if I stretch and flex to work out the kinks in my right hip before I ride.
10-04-25Y5Local in James Bay. Three short rides to test the location of the cleats in my new shoes.
10-06-20Y70.2The Goose to Matheson Lake and back. About 31 k. on asphalt, the rest on gravel, evergreen needles and horseshit. There has been rain, so the dust was not a problem. At the western end of the ride, the roadbed is soft in places. It was cool day, windy, from the east, mainly cloudy. Parts of the ride were in shade. There are some great views out in East Sooke - I need to remember to take a camera. The last 8 k on the ride out seem easy - with wind and grade. The ride back was tougher, with fatigue, running into an east wind, and the train grade for the first 7 or 8 k. after turning around. The shoes seem to be set up well. I may tinker with cleat angle on the left to get the knee and ankle lined up a little better.
10-07-04Y60The Goose - 30 k out and back. Cloudy most in the AM and most of the early PM. Fairly windy. I have taken a few weeks off. It has been to take time for work related travel, to attend to housework and yardwork, to canoe (a camping trip in May and several outings in my new Clipper Solitude) or to avoid crappy weather - rain and wind. I had some problems today with endurance, but my chronic complaints about right with hip, knee and foot not, fortunately, being a factor.
10-07-110Wind, some rain, work. No ride
10-07-180Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival. 2 day event. No ride
10-07-25Y63.1Lochside to Sidney. Sunny most of the day. Strong east winds, with a little veering. The start and finish were held up by a tourist event, Deuce days. Belleville was closed in front of the Leg. Government was closed from Superior to past the Empress. Wharf was closed. This caused a gridlock and isolated James Bay from the rest of Victoria.
10-09-05Y67.7Sunny day, hot, intense bright sun. Temperature about 24, humid. Winds up to ESE 10 kph, steady, with some sustained pressure in exposed areas. It was the Beach Drive route to Mt. Douglas, Royal Oak across to Elk Lake, Lakeside trail, Oldfield etc to Saanichton, Wallace along the ridge, then down to and across the Pat Bay Hy., onto Lochside and back into Victoria.
10-09-18Y59.1Galloping Goose to Taylor Road, return. Cloudy, mid teen temp. Long sleeve jersey, shorts.
10-09-25*Y39.6VCKC to Tillicum Mall, Galloping Goose & Lochside to Waddling Dog (almost Sidney), return. Cloudy, temp mid teens. * Tony, Bon, Diane, Herb
10-10-02*Y30.8Juan de Fuca Library to My-Chosen Cafe, Mechosin via Galloping Goose and West Shore side roads. Warm, mixed sun and cloud. *Tony, Bon, Diane, Herb
10-10-16*KA42.3Starting at the end of Wallace Drive at West Saanich Road, Wallace to Brentwood Bay. W. Saanich to Pat Bay. Around the airport and across the Highway at Beacon to Sidney. South on Lochside to Mt. Newton X Road, West and then Wallace Drive back to Brentwood Bay and return to start. Cloudy early, becoming sunny. Temps starting cool, warming to 16 plus. *Tony, Bon, Diane, Herb
10-10-17Hike. Figure 8 around Thetis Lakes. VCKC Group: incl. Herb, Carolyn, Sandy, Marjorie, Marie, Ronnie, Diane N.
10-10-24*Y36.6Galloping Goose from Sooke Road, at Cooper's Cove to Leechtown and the end of the trail, with excursions to sites along the trail. Sunny day, cool in the shade on the trail. *Tony, Herb, Diane, Sam, Christine
10-10-30Hike - 8? Km. Mt. Douglas, Up and down and around, clockwise. Cloudy, showers. VCKC Group: Ronnie, Diane N., Barb, Carolyn, Sandy, Bob E.,
10-10-31*Y63.2Juan de Fuca Library to Sooke, via Goose. Cloudy. 12-14 degrees. *Tony, Herb
10-11-07*Hike. About 5 Km. East Sooke Park. Aylard Farm, Coast Trail to Beechey Head, back by Interior trail. Mixed sun and clouds. * Tony, Herb, Barb.
10-11-11*10Beaver-Elk Lake. Some rain early, becoming sunny. VCKC Group. *Tony, Barb, Wendy, Anne A, Gary A, Diane.
10-11-1312.4Beaver-Elk Lake main shoreline trail, branched off north to Bear Hill Summit then closed the loop. Cloudy, drizzle, rain in the PM.
10-11-14*9.8East Sooke Park. Aylard's Farm, Interior Trail to Babbington Hill summit, Cabin Point, Coast Trail to Beechey Head and back to farm. Cloudy, wet after rain, but not raining on hike. VCKC Group: *Tony, Herb, Ed, Sam, Marie L.
10-11-28*Paddle, Elk Lake shoreline from Hamsterly Beach around to narrows, across and back. Foggy, become dense. Solo Clipper. * Tony, Herb, Brian C, Jenn, Sam & Christine in kayaks.
10-12-069.6Elk & Beaver Lake. Cool. Ice on trail in places, relic of snow last weekend.
Two Wheels Good

2009 Rides

2009 Rides

09-04-06Y25.3Lochside to Royal Oak. Warm sunny day. A nice start to 2009 after an awful rainy cold winter and spring.
09-04-07Y24.3Beacon Hill, Dallas-Hollywood, Foul Bay to Uvic. 10 degrees, light cloud, light wind. The hill on Foul Bay was brutal. I am out of shape.
09-04-10Y35.5Goose to Royal Roads. 8 degrees,cloudy, some drizzle. Windy, The climbs in the uplands were hard.
09-04-18Y42.2Lochside to Island View, light cloud. 12 degrees.
09-04-20Y20.5Sunny, 16 degrees, cooling. Dallas & Beach, Foul Bay, Richardson to Oak Bay Marina, McNeil across to Cook, and an exploration of Fernwood and North Park. Down Quadra to Beacon Hill and a loop around the park.
09-04-26Y28.4Sunny. 14 degrees but cooler in the wind. Strong east wind. Dallas, Foul Bay, Richardson to Oak Bay Marina. Beach to Cordova Bay, Arbutus to Finnerty, UVic, back down Foul Bay, Oak Bay, Pandora, downtown and home. Short ride. Sore after yardwork exertions. Uncertain guts.
09-04-27Y19.0Monday PM. Sunny. About 16 degrees at 6:30, cooling to about 13. Clear, light wind. Menzies and Superior to Cook. Up the hills to Hillside and Cedar Hill, then up Cedar Hill to Dairy. About 2 k with several sharp climbs. Onward to Mackenzie and a stop at the Home Depot on Shelbourne. Back the same way, down Cook to Dallas. The hills become 45 k freewheel descents. A loop on Circle Drive, exit the park on Douglas, down Toronto to Menzies.
09-05-02OC6. Sat. Race. Brotchie. Toughest thing I have tried in years.
09-05-03Y44.4Sunday. Sunny, about 15 degrees at 10:30 am. Windy, from the SE. Sunny, high cirrus cloud, heavier cloud on the horizon, closing in towards noon. Lochside, Hunt Valley side loop on the way out. Back on Lochside over the swing bridge. A ride across Saanich to Gorge Road, down Gorge & Hillside to Quadra, down Cook to Dallas and home.
09-05-10Y51.5Sunday. Cloudy. About 14 degrees at 8:30 am. Light wind. Felt colder. Cook Street and Fairfield to Foul Bay to Cadboro Bay Road to Mount Doug. Royal Oak across to Beaver Lake Park. Along the Lake Trail and out the north end, and a run south on the shoulder of number 17 back to Royal Oak. Coffee at Starbucks at Broadmead. Royal Oak to Lochside and back along the trail to Johnson Street. Along Wharf and Belleville, back to James Bay. Then the lawn.
09-05-30*Y25.1Sat. AM. From Cadboro Gyro Beach, Mt. Douglas, Lochside, U Vic, Cedar Hill X, Beach back to start. *Me, Joyce.
09-06-28*RR52.0Winnipeg. Mike's house to the Forks, through Elmwood to the paved commuter path on the rail grade along Gateway, across the perimeter to Bird's Hill. Back the same way to Nairn, then past the mushroom plant on Archibald, the old fort and the Provencher Bridge, downtown, Assiniboine Ave. & and Wolseley. Sunny. Winds from the west NW at 45 gusting to 70 KPH. A tough one. *Me, Mike, Steve
09-07-01*RR74.8Winnipeg. Mike's house to Maryland, Wellington Crescent and Assiniboine Park. Charleswood and the Harte Trail to the Perimeter. Roblin to Headingley, Old Trans-Canada to the White Horse, return. Sunny Canada day. North east wind, much stronger than the forecast. *Me, Mike, Steve
09-07-05Y79.8Sidney. Sunday morning. Sun and cloud, light east winds. I went out by Dallas & Beach, on the shore around Oak Bay and Gordon Head, to Mt Douglas. West on Royal Oak to Elk Lake, along the west shore trail, out of the park onto Oldfield. North to Keating X, and by E. Saanich to Stelly's X. Across to the shore, North to Sidney, hitting 50 in front of Serious Coffee. Return by the Lochside trail. It was a good work out but I noticed some strain and pain in the right hip. I am wondering about changing to a 170 crank from the 175. 170 feels right on my road bike, I am not tall and I don't have long legs. I should have stuck with 170 when I upgraded the crank in '04. That may account for several problems.
09-07-120.0Folk Festival in Courtenay.
09-07-19Y65.4Galloping Goose, Sunday AM. Sunny, hot, dry and dusty. The first 12 k were on pavement or packed gravel but then, out to about 33 k were on loose gravel, with the reverse being inverse. Hard ride. The loose gravel sucked the wheels. Major cleaning at the end.
09-07-26Y66.7Nearly out to Sidney. Sunny, hot, windy. Lochside to Royal Oak, across to the lakes and along the trail, out on Oldfield to Keating X. Staying in the shade, trying to find light cool sea breezes, Brentwood Bay, along W Saanich to Wallace to Stelly's X. Back to BB. North to Mount Newton X. This stretch of W Saanich has a stiff climb and first 50 meters on Mount Newton are wobbly. Across the penisula to Saanichton. Skyline end of Wallace to the Pat Bay. Great view of James & Sidney and the American islands and dozens of sailboats from the ridge. Lochside and south into the wind to Victoria. Branched off the trail at Quadra, uphill on Q to Cook, then by Cook to the water, and Dallas towards Ogden, home. Twinges in the r. hip. Bonking; lack of calories, ansd heat. Should have left at 8:30 AM instead of 10:45.
09-08-02Y69.7Beacon Hill, Fairfield to Foul Bay, Cordova Bay to U Vic, Mt. Douglas, Royal Oak to W. Saanich. W. Saanich to Brentwood Bay for the hills. Wallace to Saanichton, E. Saanich to McTavish for 42 k and back to Victoria by Lochside, another 25 k into a 25 k wind. Sunny day. Warm morning, hot by noon. Good workout.
09-08-09Edmonton, taking a break.
09-08-16Y64.7Glorious day. Clear, sunny, 22 degrees. Some wind off the water, crossing, sometimes in my face. Rode to Sidney by the Lochside Trail, with the Hunt Valley loop in Central Saanich. Then back. A couple of pauses, no breaks, steady riding.
09-08-23KA81.9Sunny, mixed clouds, 20-22 degrees.Winds from the southeast, shifting to south. Across Beacon Hill and Fairfield, Foul Bay and the edge of Oak Bay to Mt Doug. Royal Oak to Elk Lake, out the far end of the Park onto W. Saanich. Feeling bouncy on the road bike, I took on the climbs of Old W Saanich, coming out on W. Saanich at Brentwood Bay. Across Saanich on Keating X into the breeze, Central Saanich Road to Mt. Newton X, and across the highway to Lochside at 49k on the meter. A couple k of gravel, and then the cobbled old asphalt in Hunt Valley. A bit of the trail, breaking off onto Cordova Bay Road at Matticks, going Cordova Bay, Blenkinsop, MacKenzie to U Vic, then down Foul Bay to Fairfield, crossing to Cook, and back to Dallas. Good to be on the road bike. It fits, it's light.
09-08-28Y7.2Russ Hay Cycle on Hillside Ave for new crank, cables. AM sunny. Return in the PM cloudy and threatening to storm.
09-08-29Y5.8Neighbourhood. Short cruises to test seat position and other adjustments. Sunny warm Sat AM.
09-08-30OC6 Crew. 17.5 paddle from Oak Bay to the Club on water I haven't seen too much.
09-09-13Y55.1Sunny Sunday. 20 degrees. Around Oak Bay and Gordon Head to Mt Douglas, Lochside out past the golf course and through Hunt Valley, back out to the Lochside, turned around at Michell's farm. This was a with the new cranks and the adjustments. It was good. There were some twinges in the right hip. My thighs were sore which goes with spinning too much but there was no punishment and there were rewards for the changes.
09-09-13OC6 Sat. OC6 Race. Island Iron, Comox. Hot sunny day, calm water. Tough. Me, Herb, Max, Laurie, Dave
09-09-20Y62.5Sunny, Sunday, about 18 degrees. The wind was mild ENE at 10 AM but turned to SE or S near noon. The route was Lochside, with Hunt valley, to Sidney, same on the way back. Wind in my face both ways, more on the return, only a few knots but seemed to punch up along the Esquimalt shoreline. Still testing after the changes to this bike a few weeks ago, and perhaps doing some rehab. I had some tightness in both hips starting out, but rode nicely with some improvement in the average speed for this trip.
09-10-04Y61.1Sunny, Sunday, temperature got to 20 later in the day. Very windy, N about 25 K, gusting. Rode to Sidney by Lochside, with Hunt Valley outbound. Pounded by wind, even in the shelter of the trail outbound. Some boost homeward bound. I was working through the bike changes again. I switched to the Shimano black cleat after using the silver one for years. This locks in better - and no embarassing tumblers when slowing down or stopping. The new crank length and seat position seem to be making for a pain-free ride.
09-10-12*RR23.0Winnipeg. Mike's house to the Grace Hospital by Wellington Crescent, back by Lodge and Assiniboine. About 3 degrees, cloudy, some snow and sleet. Wet. *Mike, Steve, me