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Jeff Werner

Designer in Vancouver, Canada. Secretary of the 221A Artist Run Centre, member of Fieldwork design collective, and former exhibit designer at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Vancouver Aquarium. Graduate of Emily Carr and University of Victoria, and worked in the Philippines, Indonesia and the Netherlands. Cycling advocate and race on the Garneau Evolution team.

cycling Daily Activities Sports, November 11, 2012 7:34 PM 0 comments

Classic Vancouver Cycling Routes

Looking over some of the classic road cycling routes of Vancouver I'm starting to see some patterns and shapes emerge. When I see the GPS tracks for these rides on a map I feel like calling them by their birds-eye views rather than their usual road / area names.

Example:
Rather than say "Let's take the Cypress bike route out to the Airport, then pop over to River Road and back, add a lap of Richmond, and take the Skytrain Bridge back to Ontario" just say "Let's do the Little Kitty."

Before: "Let's do a lap of Stanley Park, head out on the North Shore taking Marine to Horseshoe and do a Cypress Lookout on the way back"
After: "Let's do the Exploding Dick."

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Little Kitty

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Dancing Kitty

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The E.T.

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The Lasso (technically a mountain bike ride).

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The Dick

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The Exploding Dick

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Devil's Trident (with Dick)

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The Crocodile

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Raging Bull

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