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I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 6

All photos taken on September 27, 2022. …at Ramsay Heights Lookout. LOOKOUT, indeed. The lookout used to be capped with a bit more land and several homes…until the riverbank slid and the houses with them. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, click here to go to new Blog Site.

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I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 5

All photos taken on September 27, 2022. …to ride through Terwillegar Park and see how far we could go. Long ago, in another life, we had walked and cross country skied in this park, when it was little more than an abandoned gravel pit. We were amazed on the changes in the last 40 years.Continue reading “I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 5”

I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 4

All photos taken on September 27, 2022. This would be one of the longest legs of our ride at 6.1km (3 3/4 miles) along the treed edge of Fort Edmonton Park to Whitemud Road and then down into the river valley and across the Fort Edmonton Footbridge. From there, we took a short jaunt upContinue reading “I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 4”

I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 3

All photos taken on September 27, 2022. …for another trip to the Amenities Block (coffee recycling station). When hiking or biking anywhere, knowing where the washrooms are is a plus. This leg of the ride would take us 5.3 km (3 1/4 miles) back from Hawrelak Park, through Whitemud Park to the Talus Dome, thenContinue reading “I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 3”

I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 2

All photos taken on September 27, 2022. …entered William Hawrelak Park to ride around the circuit. It was a quiet day, with only a few other cyclists, joggers and walkers out and about. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, click here to go to new Blog Site.

I Find Myself With a Smile on My Face – Part 1

All photos taken on September 27, 2022. This series of posts can be taken as an unabashed love letter to our City of Edmonton, often under rated, which is fine by us. Psssst, don’t tell anybody how great it is. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, click here to go to new Blog Site.

Relocation Transportation Transformation Exploration – Part 2

All photos taken on August 24, 2022. …now, where was I? Oh, yeah, bike riding through the Edmonton River Valley. In Part 1, we left our intrepid duo (always wanted to say that) at the James MacDonald Bridge roughly in the center of Edmonton. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, click here to goContinue reading “Relocation Transportation Transformation Exploration – Part 2”

Relocation Transportation Transformation Exploration – Part 1

All photos taken on August 24, 2022. Since our first attempt of transporting our folding E-bikes in the back of our Prius V for a river valley ride on July 29, 2022, we have been trying to get up the nerve to do it all again. Several things had to align to allow this: ToContinue reading “Relocation Transportation Transformation Exploration – Part 1”

Unfinished Business

All photos taken on July 29, 2022. The North Saskatchewan River valley parks system, also known as the Ribbon of Green or the River Valley Parks, is a continuous collection of urban parks around the North Saskatchewan River valley in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of Alberta, Canada. The park system encompasses over 7,300 hectares (18,000 acres) of parkland, making it the largest contiguous area of urban parkland inContinue reading “Unfinished Business”

On the Edge

All photos taken on July 10, 2022, during our 36 km. (22.5 miles) bike ride see son L and daughter A in Edmonton. Ever since we got the new E-bikes, we had been saying we should ride into Edmonton to see L & A. It appears the last time we got this adventurous was inContinue reading “On the Edge”