Tuesday February 4, 2014
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
Thank you to those who sent me encouragement from civilization. Glad to know that I am not alone, hope to see you on a TNR in the near future.
This weeks ride is dedicated to Bob Gauchie, who on February 3, 1967 (47 years ago yesterday) was forced to land his plane on a frozen lake in the NorthWest Territories.
He survived for 58 days before being rescued. To this day, Mr. Gauchie still holds the record for solo Arctic survival by a downed airman.
Read his story here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/31/pilot-bob-gauchies-story-of-how-he-survived-nearly-two-months-in-brutally-cold-wilderness-before-his-rescue/
It sure makes riding a bicycle in winter weather for 60-90 minutes in an urban setting seem like a walk in the park, doesnt it?
Dress your lower body for the temperature.
Dress your upper-body for the windchill temperature.
Cover all exposed skin.
Bring a light if you have one, it is no longer dark at the start of the ride, but it is at the end.
Sunset is 6:01
Civil Twilight ends at 6:36
Nautical Twilight ends at 7:15
See you on the trails,