Video: cycling in the winter

Posted on January 1, 2005

This video is a montage of clips from the days around winter solstice, when we were dumped with snow and blanketed in extreme cold. There were bright, blue, sunny days though.

The weather conditions during the video were:

Day 1: Light snow fall, about 1cm (1/2 inch). Took a ride to Ojibway Park, and then Malden Park. Temperature: -12°C (10°F). Overcast. Takes made into the video are scenes starting at 2:46, 5:24.

Day 2: Heavy snow fall, about up to 20cm (8 inches). I took a ride around town. The traffic was slow and it was still snowing. But halfway through the ride, the sun began to shine and it was really nice.

Takes made into the video are scenes starting at 0:20, 2:00, 2:08, 2:58.

Day 3: The rest of the video comes from the best day, when there was snow everywhere and the sun was shining bright. I took my bike to Ojibway and Malden again. I liked the climb most; it was pretty magical when I put it on video. I carried the bike up most of the way. 3:44 was when I saw an eagle floating in the sky. That's interesting, because I’ve never seen a real eagle before. Temperatures then were -12°C (10°F).