Fortunately I was on the Laurel trail and nobody was around, also I was able to pop the fender back into shape (shocked that it didn't snap off - these bikes are built well!) and brake line back into place, so no serious harm done.
I have been enjoying the cool weather and the Laurel and Iron Horse trails as I make my commute from north Waterloo to Schlumberger Water Services in downtown Kitchener and back. Less fun are the stretches on Weber St. and Victoria St. where there are no bike lanes and have heavy road traffic. I have tried to vary the route a bit trip but have found myself drifting back to the car-free trails, partly because of the lack of cars but mostly because they are more level!
|My trip from home (A) to work (B)|
- 59.9 km traveled in 3h 10m.
- Avg speed: 19.1 km/h
- Max speed: 41.3 km/h (somewhere on Park St. from Glasgow St. to William St.)
- Shortest trip time*: 23m 16s
- Longest trip time*: 29m 24s
- Shortest trip distance*: 7.9 km, from work using Park St. and the Laurel trail.
- Longest trip distance*: 9.9 km, to work using the Laurel trail, the Iron Horse trail, but cutting back up (big uphill) Glasgow St. to Park St.
~ Rob H.
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