Tom, Ontario has experienced 150 winters. For one-sixth of them, I rode all winter in Ontario.I've been riding.
Looking forwards to the Orange and seeing you Keith!Tom, Ontario has experienced 150 winters. For one-sixth of them, I rode all winter in Ontario.
Mainly I did a six-mile commute to King Street in Toronto, but also occasional rides for fun.
Now I am where cold refers to something in a glass. I prefer it that way,
but I think I am still ready for a bone-chilling ride in whatever Ontario can throw at us.
There is nothing quite so refreshing as a faceful of salty gritty slush
flung at me with a closing velocity of 200 kph. The memory is still vivid.
Spring is on the way. I step outside and make fanning motions toward Canada every day ...
I hope to bring you an orange soon.
From another "re-learner", class of 2010, it is great to get back on, isn't it! Although only 4 1/2 hours ENE from Toronto, Ottawa has a totally different climate. Although there are days during winter when riding might be possible, I just don't bother trying. The bike is stored across town, liberating the garage/shop for other things. Such as:Been riding my new to me '11 Oui I just bought this past Saturday. But just for very short rides on nearby local streets at maybe 30 mins or so. I'm trying to get my riding chops back after being off bikes for so many years. Feels great to be back on again, just really pacing myself.
No chance of that happening here. People filming themselves skating in the streets this week.Looking forwards to the Orange and seeing you Keith!
I think if I lived in the city of Toronto I could ride almost every day. Toronto has it's own bubble of warmth that keeps the road largely free of snow and ice. Sometimes there is a 20 degree °f spread between the temperature at my work and at home although in winter it usually is about 10°f difference. I can have snow squalls on my way in to work and clear and dry at work.
Most bikes are well painted nowadays, so salt will not greatly corrode the metal parts.It won't decompose on the spot when it sees salt.