Happy Days! Our son, B is here from Vancouver. He has been staying with our other son, L for the past few days and now it is our turn to show him what is going on in our part of the world.
Today was to be a cycle day around our City. Yes, Beaumont is now a city, as of January 1, 2019. Those who read this blog know that my beloved and I do a circuit around the city perimeter every few days or so. This works out to about 16 k (10 miles). Lately, it has been a chore, with continuous wind and gusts up to 50 k/h. Hence the new name we coined for our City, Blowmont.
Today, September 3/19, summer finally arrived. Blue skies, sunshine, light winds and a predicted high of +24C (feels like +26C).
In an earlier post, I advised that only my beloved had an E-bike. Well, things have changed. After a trip to United Cycle to explore bicycle rentals for use in Edmonton, we tripped across an end of season sale we could not pass up. Now my beloved has a new E-bike she finds much more comfortable and I have her old one. All we needed was a decent ride for my son. We soon opted fro my wife’s 11 year old Trek which while smaller, was in the best shape and we were off to ride the city….
Past the Dansereau stormwater pond
Along 60th Avenue West to Range Road 243, then South to the outer Ring Road and East into the green space.
In the South East, we paused to look at a barley field, ripening under this rare sunny sky.
As we pedaled onward, I was amazed that I was making most of this circuit under man power. Our city had decided it would not be Blowmont today. All was right with the world. A pause by another stormwater pond.
Relaxed and rested, we cycled on, heading East to Range Road 241, where we turned South. Again traffic and winds were light, so not unpleasant. B must have brought the good weather with him. Nearing home base, we opted to add some distance and rode on to Four Seasons Park. All told, 20 km (12.5 miles) and I barely used any battery power. This was the run-up to tomorrow, when we will rent bikes in Edmonton and likely cover much more ground.
How did you enjoy the last sunny days of your summer?