Man's Greatest Invention

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. - Elizabeth West

Purpose and Mission

To share our experience and to encourage and inspire others to use a bicycle as a form of year round recreation and transportation. To be an example of living car-free and to help others to make the transition to having a car-light or car-free life style.

Our bodies is the engine that moves us.

Friday, September 23, 2011

City Dirt

In Calgary, we are lucky to have a path system that, regardless of the direction you go in, will eventually lead you to dirt trails.

A spot that I like to frequent is COP.  It's not the mountains, but it's only a quick ride to get there.

Leaving the core and heading west on 17th Ave SW.

Leaving the core means either going up the hill, against the wind or both.  But not always.  At least the wind part, if we're lucky.

The view gets better as I head west and gain elevation.

The bike path takes you directly ... the spot where you drop in.

The ski jump at COP.

The view of the west edge of the city.

Back at the top.

The bike path home.

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