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Riding in Oakville Ontario(8 posts)

Riding in Oakville Ontariogav
Aug 5, 2003 10:03 PM
Hi guys, I was wondering what riding in Oakville, Ontario was like.. I'll be moving there from Vancouver, BC in the fall and am trying to figure out what to expect.. I've heard that it's really cold in the winter and really humid in the summer and that's about it.. Can any of you easties tell me what the weather conditions are like and what the riding is like? Thanks!
re: Riding in Oakville Ontariowitcomb
Aug 6, 2003 4:43 AM
I live in Brampton, about 30 minutes north east of Oakville and yes you should expect cold winters and very humid summers.

People speak about riding in the winter on this site and I can't even imagine doing that. Possily up until december but by that time it will be around 0 degrees although it should still be dry. After that, expect snow or wet slushy conditions through till April.

In the summer it gets very humid, sometimes while riding you could swear you have a hot air vent in front of you, there is cool wind to help as you speed up. This however only really lasts about 2 months. The temperature will hover around 30-34 plus humidity, so it can feel like 30-40 during the afternoon.

The thing you will miss the most though from Vancouver is the hills.
Oh the hills. where have the hills gone!kermit
Aug 6, 2003 5:21 AM
You will indeed miss the hills. But you may miss seeing the North Shore mountains even more. Have you ever ridden up any of them? Cypress? Seymour? I moved from Vancouver to SW Florida. The only hills around here are overpasses.

re: Riding in Oakville OntarioMacho Man Savage
Aug 6, 2003 5:26 AM
Excellent riding north of Oakville on great low traffic country roads. If you want hills try riding up the Niagara Escarpment. That'll sort you out.
Just watch out for those Midweek CC guys! ;-)Spunout
Aug 6, 2003 6:11 AM
Inside joke, they play rough in local crits. One bad apple has been removed from the bushel, so no problems.
re: Riding in Oakville Ontariotoomanybikes
Aug 6, 2003 10:09 AM
You better have a REALLY good reason for moving from the west to the east ( something better that "work") - I mean " Toronto"!!!?????

Thanks for the replysgav
Aug 6, 2003 10:45 AM
Hi guys, thanks for the replys.. I doesn't sound too bad, I was kinda expecting the whole place to be covered in snow from November until May or so.. I don't think that I'll miss hills much, as there would be a strong case for labelling me as the worlds worst climber..

The reason for moving is school.. I'm going into the Athletic Therapy program at Sheridan College.. There isn't an equivelent program in BC at all and I've heard that Sheridan has the best program anyway..


Flat, dirty, industrial....Alexx
Aug 6, 2003 3:54 PM
I spent about 3 years driving a truck to and from that Ford plant there, and live only over in the border region of NY. Don't expect to be able to ride on the busy streets-they are full of all kinds of trucks serving the numerous factories in the general area (Oakvile, and just about the whole strip from Burlington up to Etobicoke). It's a pretty gritty area.