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Making the Rounds

All photos taken on August 21, 2022.

We alternate between rural and city rides, depending on the day and time we have. This day was an in town ride and with a few zigs and zags, we managed to pedal 25 km. (15 1/2 miles) in about 90 minutes. And in the time and space, we saw some stuff.

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Another morning bike ride

was the order for this day.

No need to go far and wide

on country road or highway.

Lots of trails to ride upon

without going out of bounds.

Look at just how far we’ve gone,

on two wheels, making the rounds.

Like a French painting in our little French Canadian city.

Some good slopes to coast down

Between lake and new subdivision

Prairie view

Road block

At the start of the pandemic, there were only a few homes here. Now they are chockablock.

On the Eastern boundary

Path to the country

On TR 241. Nice smooth pavement and hardly any vehicle traffic. Other cyclists had the same idea on this Sunday morn.

A sign of the times for this hot dry summer. Most of the pothole ponds have dried up.

This barley crop is doing well.

Beaumont, the town (city) on the hill, from the Eastern edge.

Another barley crop. It looks like someone may have taken a motorbike spin through the stalks.

Back in town in SE quadrant

Riding North along 50th Street

Heading through the playing fields

Lots of geese around Don Sparrow Lake

Parkland path

Back on the storm pond circle

My friend, the Lesser Yellow Legs was still out and about

We are waiting for the new paths this area will add

On the homeward leg

A perfect Sunday ride

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

15 thoughts on “Making the Rounds

  1. This was a nice post my friend. I must admit that it was sad to see all those houses going up so close to your beautiful village and that is what is happening here as well. There are about twenty such projects close to where we live. I enjoyed your lovely photographs too. I hope that you will be able to start doing more things again soon. I also hope that you and your family are all well. I enjoyed reading about your retirement. Sounds like you were an extremely busy man after you first retired. Big hugs to you and blessings to your family. Joni

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    1. Hi Joni. Thanks for your kind words. When we moved here, the population was only 4,200 and everyone knew everyone else. Now at 20,000+ there are parts of the city and lots of people I do not know. Good that we have great neighbours. Patty and I are well thanks and keeping busy shoveling snow these days. Also, we have some unexpected home repairs to get done. We are not long back from seeing the kids in Vancouver and that will sustain us until spring. Love and blessings to you and your family Joni. Allan

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      1. We still don’t have snow here (Eastern Ontario). But it’s grey and cold, and probably coming soon. Winter can be fun, but nothing beats nice rides or walks in the summer 🙂

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  2. Beautiful captures of all the stuff you saw along your bike ride. It’s crazy how quickly they are putting up new houses and subdivisions these days. Our premier is planning on opening up some of our conservation areas and green spaces for development.

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    1. It is indeed. A new subdivision opened this summer here with plans for 20,000. That would double our current population. As all of this development takes up agricultural land, it needs to slow down. Houses on conservation and green areas makes no sense either. Thanks for reading Linda. Happy Wednesday. Allan

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