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Winter bike trails in Winnipeg

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A lot of the best trails in Winnipeg can also be ridden in the winter. By this time of year the foot traffic has made a pretty fast single track through the bush.

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As long as you stay on the path, everything will be fine… It helps to look  at least 25 feet ahead. You’ll make less corrections when trying to balance and surprise yourself at the ribbons of white trail you can clear.

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Someone has cleared a skating rink in the back ground. The river has completely frozen over. There are numerous rinks and paths across now.

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Winter rides can really offer some of the best scenery, and the most fun to be had outside until the snow melts.

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Snow board ramp? Table top, there’s a ramp on the other side too.

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Saw an owl on the trail today

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It’s that time again Winnipeg!

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20cm of the white stuff. I hope that you and your bike are winterized! Have Fun out there, ride smart.

Row Boats Singing In Harmony On The Red River

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While passing through the Forks today I heard singing coming from the river banks. I took a quick video, unfortunately my Sony Xperia Play smartphone doesn’t really do the stereo recording justice.

From the shore you could hear one boat singing what sounded like a traditional Voyageur song . One boat leading the tune and the other boat coming in with the harmony. It was a really nice “sonic adventure”, and it made me imagine what it must have been like for the early settlers here in Manitoba who traveled mostly by river boat and canoe,  paddling all day to deliver their goods.