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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 12:13 AM
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Some good advice there already, note the nose hill park is also in NW. A big creational area. If you want to be a little closer to urban center, try tuxedo, mount pleasant, or charleswood.

The farther your get the more you will have to use the deer foot. Congestions is bad in rush hour as the airport expansion took over Barlow trail, which use to house some of the traffic.

If you want a true urban living, Kensington is your best bet while bein reasonable. Mission/Erlton(where I am) /inglewood/ Marda loop/ eau Claire/ are also great for no car living, but I don't think it's worth it if you work a the airport.

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Airdrie or cochrane are cheaper but those are like...ultraburbs. If you live there, you will probably never do anything with anyone in the city, ever.
Bah! I'm in Airdrie and it takes me 15 minutes to get to work (at the airport). Downtown is a half hour drive. There are many parts of Calgary itself that would take longer than half an hour to get downtown!

As traffic starts to back up around beddington, I've already exited the highway at country hills.

On the other hand we moved from the GTA, where it was 1:15 to work for me, and there was real traffic everywhere. Not this little stuff people bitch about here! Traffic? What traffic!!!
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What about bike trails? I know there is lots closer to canmore. Is there many places close to the city that you can easily do after work?
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Bah! I'm in Airdrie and it takes me 15 minutes to get to work (at the airport). Downtown is a half hour drive. There are many parts of Calgary itself that would take longer than half an hour to get downtown!

As traffic starts to back up around beddington, I've already exited the highway at country hills.

On the other hand we moved from the GTA, where it was 1:15 to work for me, and there was real traffic everywhere. Not this little stuff people bitch about here! Traffic? What traffic!!!
The airdrie highway route seems busier than Cochrane. Any reason? Or was it just luck of the draw when I checked it out (9am on a Friday)
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Some good advice there already, note the nose hill park is also in NW. A big creational area. If you want to be a little closer to urban center, try tuxedo, mount pleasant, or charleswood.

The farther your get the more you will have to use the deer foot. Congestions is bad in rush hour as the airport expansion took over Barlow trail, which use to house some of the traffic.

If you want a true urban living, Kensington is your best bet while bein reasonable. Mission/Erlton(where I am) /inglewood/ Marda loop/ eau Claire/ are also great for no car living, but I don't think it's worth it if you work a the airport.
I am a boring suburbs guy. My life is literally work, eat, snowboard(bike in summer), eat, sleep. From what I have seen, long term I want to buy a place in Cochrane. But probably try and rent in NW first.

Where I am now though, it is an hour drive into the heart of Toronto.. And traffic can be pretty bad.
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The airdrie highway route seems busier than Cochrane. Any reason? Or was it just luck of the draw when I checked it out (9am on a Friday)
There are great bike trails on nose hill park if you just want to cruise around for exercise, do some jumps, etc. For full on trail riding you've probably got to head to Bragg Creek, Kananaskis Country, etc.

For working at the airport, the highway from Airdrie to the country hills exit is only busy once every couple months. I cruise into work every day with no headache. From cochrane it's probably double the drive without traffic.
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There are great bike trails on nose hill park if you just want to cruise around for exercise, do some jumps, etc. For full on trail riding you've probably got to head to Bragg Creek, Kananaskis Country, etc.

For working at the airport, the highway from Airdrie to the country hills exit is only busy once every couple months. I cruise into work every day with no headache. From cochrane it's probably double the drive without traffic.
I am used to driving to Halton Falls, near Mohawk raceway (you may have heard of it) to so some nice trail riding with lots of technical areas on the week nights. But I also mess around on easier trails working on trials type stuff.. Not that I am any good.

Bragg creek is about 30 minutes away?
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I am used to driving to Halton Falls, near Mohawk raceway (you may have heard of it) to so some nice trail riding with lots of technical areas on the week nights. But I also mess around on easier trails working on trials type stuff.. Not that I am any good.

Bragg creek is about 30 minutes away?
Yeah, probably 30 mins from NW Calgary, about 45 from Airdrie. I'm just a hacker on the mountain bike, but I even have fun in the trails in Airdrie. There are some jumps and fun stuff to hit.

Nose hill park is a great place to ride during the week. It's only about 10 mins from the airport, so you could throw your bike in the car/truck and head out there after work. The trails are mostly flat with rolling hills, but none of the parking lots are on top, so you have to get a workout getting up. If you wanted to give yourself a killer workout you could just ride down and back up the various trails as the park!

I would say it's the equivalent of riding around on parts of the bruce trail in Hamilton.
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[QUOTE=poutanen;821842]Yeah, probably 30 mins from NW Calgary, about 45 from Airdrie. I'm just a hacker on the mountain bike, but I even have fun in the trails in Airdrie. There are some jumps and fun stuff to hit.

So when are you going to come with me mountain bike shopping? Ha. I need to get back into that game again.
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So when are you going to come with me mountain bike shopping? Ha. I need to get back into that game again.
Sounds like a plan! Although I'm not sure I'll be much help shopping. I'm still riding the same bike I bought when I was 18!!!
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