With another sunny day forecast Kurt and I decided to ride across town to Nosehill Park and fly some kites.
We stuck to the Calgary Bike Path System most of the way which was nice and peaceful, but took quite a bit longer as the route was decidedly not very direct. A problem shared by most dedicated bike paths.
I rode my Thorn Nomad touring bike. It’s a very comfortable solid ride, but it has all the good and bad qualities of a truck! Not a fast accelerating bike, but uber stable and confidence inspiring. It plowed capably through everything on and off-road I threw at it.
I was impressed by how hard the 4m Scout pulled. We literally went skidding all over the grass when the kite was in the power zone. However, with a little bit of caution we were able to control it quite well and nobody sustained any dragging injuries!…=-) Next time out we’ll bring along a all terrain skateboard and try it out with the smaller trainer kite – of course wearing all our DH biking body armour and a helmet.