The Ottawa Bicycle Lanes Project posted this minute of inner peace as one of their very happy members biked around Ottawa during the recent snowstorm. This fellow makes winter biking down Somerset Street in the snow seem pretty easy, maybe more people would take it up if it was always like this!
This week’s welcome dump of 25cm of snow in the Ottawa region has really got winter rolling! Ski hills are all open, some starting 7-day operations this week, and cross country ski trails around Ottawa and Gatineau are groomed or ready for back-country Nordic skiers!
I have two (working) GoPros and a couple waterproof digital cameras with which I record my various little adventures around Ottawa, and I’m constantly trying to figure out clever ways to jam, hang, or balance them in precarious places to get just the right shot. This might sound like nothing much, but mounting your $400, non-floating GoPro somewhere on your rental canoe as you run down rapids is challenging. On my own equipment I can stick GoPro mounts, but those things are hard to get off borrowed gear.
The RA Canoe Club is looking for one more adventurer for their 2015 trip down Mountain River in the Northwest Territories.
This looks like an amazing river trip: 320km of some of the last, untouched wilderness in the country! Check out this BlackFeather tours video promoting their Mountain River trip: