Distances from CRD 3

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I moved to NW Esquimalt to the house I refer to as location CRD3 in late June, 2023. I have noted distances from home on the routes I ride often. There are many ways of adding to a ride; I am concentrating on simple routes.

This post will be updated without a change in date. (It is an endless post.)

Local

Most rides involve riding west on Craigflower to Admirals Road, and south on Admirals Road to Hallowell. I get off Admirals Road at Hallowell. There is no bike lane, and Admirals Road going S narrows to one lane, climbing. The trail is safer and has a milder grade.

Distances in Km., recorded on a Garmin GPS cycling computer; elevation in meters above mean sea level:

Road & DirectionWaypointDistanceElevation
Home021
Craigflower WAdmirals Rd.612
Admirals Rd.Hallowell1.1620
Hallowell, E&N WTracks (S end
Hallowell
17
E&N WN side of Island Highway,
junction with Galloping Goose
4.3

The main choice is whether to take the E&N:

  • S along Admirals Road to Colville and E to Lampson Street, Esquimalt Road and the Bridge), or
  • W across View Royal towards the Western shore municipalities.

Lochside Rides

The choice at Hallowell affects the ride to the Switch Bridge and along Lochside.

E&NGGLochsidePlaceDistance
SWKm 1 sign; W end
of Harbour Rd
7.2
SWSwitch Bridge, N end,
Goose 4 Km sign
(start of Lochside)
10.2
WESwitch Bridge, N end,
Goose 4 Km sign
(start of Lochside)
10.5
SWNDon Mann buildings;
rest stop
First gravel, 3 Km post
13.02
WENDon Mann buildings;
rest stop
First gravel, 3 Km post
13.3
SWNRoyal Oak
(Lochside School)
16.
WENRoyal Oak
(Lochside School)
16.2
SWNClaremont
WENClaremont18.2
SWN9 Km post
Cordova Bay Road
19.2
WEN9 Km post
Cordova Bay Road
19.4
WEN14 Km post at Ocean View
(after Hunt, Welch, Martindale)
26.5

The initial choice makes a small change in the distance of a ride to the Switch Bridge and north on the Lochside trail.

More routes

Choices

I have more choices:

  • at the Bridge.
    • cross the Bridge across west end of the Victoria Inner harbour and use bike lanes along Wharf or Pandora, or
    • cross the multi purpose bridge over Esquimalt Road and merge onto the Galloping Goose trail along Harbour Road, and the cross the Gorge on the Selkirk Trestle.
  • at the Switch Bridge:
    • W on Galloping Goose (“GG”) or
    • N on the Lochside Regional Trail (“LRT”).

Table

Distances are Garmin GPS, in Km.:

E&N GGLRTRoute WaypointDistance
SCross tracks:
Admirals Rd at Colville
CFB, Graving Dock
2.7
SLampson Street 4.05
SEsquimalt Road 5.5
SBridge
SPandora, DenmanRichmond at Coronation
(Royal Jubilee)
10.5
WWE&N, GooseWale Road 7.03
WWGoose,
Colwood streets,
Kelly, Jenkins, Hull,
Hull trail E of Starlight
Stadium
WWGoose, Colwood streets,
Kelly, Jenkins
Starlight Stadium 12.5
WWGlen Lake Rd,
Happy Valley Rd.,
Marwood, Luxton
Goose post 20 Km
SI Rangers
16.4

The first choice makes about a 200 meter change in the distance of a ride to the Switch Bridge, and north on the Lochside trail.


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