Bike Rides about Town:
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Spring Ride to Ste. Anne


Roger Kenner
Montreal, Qc,
Canada 2003

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Spring Ride to Ste. Anne

Sunday, May 31, 2003

Foreword

On a sunny Saturday morning, after a week of solid rain, I set out to make my first Ste. Anne ride of the season. I was up 10:00 and I did my chores, mowing the lawn after breakfast. Then, at 12:00, I set out on my bike ride. I rode out to Ste. Anne, taking many pictures to fill in the gaps in my collection. I explored many side roads along the Dorval & Pointe Claire coastline, which I had bypassed over all the years. I stopped in at the cafe that Jason had started to run with his girlfriend, only to find that he was no longer there. I would return at close to 19:00.

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Write Up

Saturday, May 31, 2003
11:55Start: Still sunny, though white, wispy clouds is sky above
12:10 Ville St. Pierre. Take Canal route
12:22 Lachine locks
12:33-25 Lachine light. X film
Lachine waterfront is thick with shad flies!
12:44 Dorval line.
Street fair going on in Dorval
12:55 Dorval Ctr (Dorval Ave)
x sidetrip to explore Allen Point
x stop to explore Pine Beach
x sidetrip to explore Whitehead Terrace. Find vacant lot left at headland (soon to vanish, I am sure)
13:22 Pte Claire line
x stop at 'Beat Cafe' to say hi. Jason not in.
x to explore Claremont at point of Valois Bay
13:40 Stop to explore Stewart Hall.
x in Old town at Metro market for water $1
13:52 Beaconsfield line
13:57-14:08 Stop at St. James park of lunch: cheese & salami
Ominous dark blue line approaching over lake from south
14:28 Baid d'Urfe line. Sky is now overcast
14:42 Ste. Anne line
14:48 Ste. Anne Centre. Iced cream: $2 Walkabout.
I learn that there were two canals! The former was only filled in in 1964! It was to the west of current, where park is now
15:00 call Sheryl & leave message
15:35 Leave Ste. Anne Raindrops falling on me. Set everything to rain status, all in plastic
15:40 Baie d'Urfé
15:55 Beaconsfield. I return via Beaconsfield Blvd, a route I have not taken in many years. Little commercial centre to old Beaconsfield
16:15-20 Pointe Claire x 5 x film
16:40-48 Stop at Beat Cafe, have a cafe au lait to warm myself. Cold & drizzly outside $3.75
16:42 Dorval line
x Presentation church
x stream
x old gas station
17:20 Lachine line
x photos 6th Avenue, old tramway tracks.
18:00 Eastern end of Lachine Call Sheryl at 18:00
x along way to take photos
18:48 Finally arrive home

 

Photos

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Lachine:Looking east along Canal from Crossing

 

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Lachine:Old Rail lines into Dominion Bridge

 

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Lachine:Lachine Locks from Upriver

 

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Lachine:Bike Trail along Waterfront

 

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Lachine:Bike Trail along Ile Monk

 

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Ste Anne: The Locks on Ste Anne Canal

 

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Ste Anne: Under the Highway Bridges

 

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Ste Anne: Rapids under Rail Bridges

 

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Ste Anne: Rapids under Rail Bridges

 

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Baie d'Urfé: Bay at Fritz Farm

 

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Baie d'Urfé: Curve at Fritz Farm

 

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Baie d'Urfé: Fritz Farm

 

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Baie d'Urfé: Island Gap from Fritz Farm

 

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Baie d'Urfé: Lakeshore Road looking West from split

 

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Beaconsfield: Along Old Lakeshore Road

 

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Beaconsfield: Along Old Lakeshore Road

 

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Beaconsfield: Turn at ?? for Bike Trail Continuation

 

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Beaconsfield: Along Beaconsfield Boulevard

 

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Beaconsfield: Church at St. Charles Rd & Beaconsfield Boul.

 

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Beaconsfield: St. Charles Rd. looking north

 

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Beaconsfield: Foot of St. Charles Rd.

 

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Beaconsfield: ?? creek at foot of St. Charles Rd

 

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Pte Claire: Historic Church

 

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Pte Claire: Historic Church

 

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Pte Claire: Waterfront at Steward Hall estate

 

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Pte Claire: Jason's Rest on Valois Bay

 

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Dorval: Pte Claire from ?? Point

 

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Dorval: Old Tree on Lakeside vacant lot

 

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Dorval: Lakeside Park at Pine Beach

 

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Dorval: Historic Church

 

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Dorval: Lakeshore Road in Old Dorval

 

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Dorval: Old gas station bites the dust

 

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Dorval: ?? creek along Lakeshore Rd

 

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Dorval: ?? park near Lachine line

 

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Lachine: East of ?? Park - Where house used to be

 

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Lachine: Looking east along path from where house used to be

 

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Lachine: House used to be here

 

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Lachine: Old Factory along Victoria

 

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Lachine: New Condos along Victoria Path

 

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Lachine: Old time houses

 

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Lachine: Old time houses

 

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Lachine: Old time houses

 

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Lahcine: Old Lachine Market

 

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Lachine: Looking east along Victoria Bike Path

 

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Lachine: Looking toward end of Victoria Bike Path

 

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Lachine: End-of-Track on Victoria

 

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Lachine: Old Street Car Tracks at 6th Avenue Curve

 

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Lachine: Old Street Car Tracks at 6th Avenue Curve

 

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Lachine: Old abandoned factory in industrial park

 

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Lachine: East Along Old Bus Route

 

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Lachine: Old Bus Route Looking East

 

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Lachine: Old Bus Route Looking West

 

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Lachine: Tracks Climbing Towards CP Line

 

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Lachine: CP Main Line Looking South

 

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Lachine: CP Main Line Looking South (Enlargement)

 

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Lachine: CP Main Line Looking North

 

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Lachine: Looking west along Bus Route from bridge

 

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Lachine: Looking east along Bus Route from bridge

 

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Prepared by Roger Kenner
Sept, 2003