Ottawa is a great place to spend a winter holiday. The great outdoors are around the corner, there are great coffee places and the XC are fairly accessible without a car too.
O what a gorgeous day it was on Wednesday. Clear skies and a temperature of only -5C. The windchill made it feel more like -15C according to Robyn Bresnahan though. Should I go downtown by bus? I had to do some errands downtown and I was heavily leaning towards public transit. Bus 88 to Hurdman and then backtrack to downtown [Read more…]
This week we are visiting Kathleen Street in Sudbury, go for a skate on Ramsey Lake and a ski at Bioski and Kivi Park. #ottski #ottwalk #ottbike
Fun in Sudbury, ON. Hans on the Bike visits the near north Ontario mining town in search of art and coffee.
Hans on the Bike had family over. They went to check out snowshoe trail #74 starting at the Lac Philippe parking lot P19 in the northern part of Gatineau Park.
Last weekend we visited a friend’s cottage near Chèneville, roughly 60 km north of Montebello. We took the quiet back roads from Buckingham via Mayo to stop in a small ski area near Ripon, the Parc des Montagnes Noires. It is not a big area, but there are a few kilometers of cross country ski trails with a few small [Read more…]
The title of this post is a bit unfair, because Gatineau Park really is in the province of Quebec and Ottawa isn’t. It is managed by the National Capital Commission, which also manages the Greenbelt and the Rideau Canal Skateway to name but a few of the many properties they look after. But hey, in a globally connected world, in [Read more…]
I was asked to talk about winter cycling for a Montreal winter cycling congress. I decided to take a different take and will talk about winter cycling to train stations in the Netherlands, because I don’t remember ever having to cycle in snow in the Netherlands.
Usually Ottawa’s bus system is pretty good. But sometimes things go wrong…
Bus travel is down in Ottawa. Here is probably why.