ENMAX-Park

Cycling the Elbow River Pathway

Highlights along the Elbow River Pathway from its north end in Inglewood to North Glenmore Park include Jeff de Boer's "Rainbow Trout" sculpture, riding through ENMAX Park and several stretches where it's hard to remember you're in the middle of Calgary. But pathway signage is a little scarce and route-finding a bit challenging for first-time riders.

Urban-Poling

Urban Poling

I had mixed thoughts about urban poling before I gave it a try. The main benefit for someone like me is that using poles while walking significantly UPs the exercise intensity. And while I'm not willing to invest in a pair of urban poles just yet, I am open to the idea. So how will I finally make my decision? I'm planning to borrow a pair for a few weeks, to see how urban poles fit with my long-standing habit of turning every walk into a photo walk. An extended trial will give me a good feel for how easy it is to keep track of 3 things (2 poles + 1 camera) or whether I'd be happy shifting the focus of my walks away from photography to more of an aerobic exercise.