12 results for month: 07/2015


Days 33 & 34: Jasper to Mt Robson and impromptu rest day – 66 & 2 miles (+8 miles hiking)

The ride out of Jasper was gorgeous and felt like it was all down hill, so I was surprised when I reached the top of Yellowhead Pass, crossing the continental divide and into BC. Either Yellowhead Pass is an enigma, or my legs are finally so strong they can't tell up from down.      They can, however, tell headwind from tailwind, and though it was definitely downhill from the not-pass to Mt Robson, it was certainly up-wind. My ride was uneventful and beautiful until I got to the visitors center and got a message from one of my favorite high school teachers, Lucho Davidov, who now lives near Vancouver, that he was approaching ...

Days 30 -32: Lake Louise to Jasper – 59, 58 & 35 ┬áMiles

Luke's parents got home from their weekend getaway very late on Sunday night with a whole car load of fresh fruit and groceries. Megan insisted I take lots of cherries and blueberries with me :) The day started out cloudy and the weather progressively got worse. I stopped for second breakfast at Mosquito Creek when it started drizzling, and when it became apparent that it wouldn't let up for a while I kept riding. After cruising up Bow Pass (which, for the record, has NO business calling itself a pass compared to Montana's hills), I took a short detour to see Peyto Lake - a "must-see" spot on the Icefields Parkway. It began raining for real ...