Gull Lake to Morse 2

Gull Lake to Morse
Woke up this morning refreshed and excited to ride with a strong westerly wind at my back! Was all packed up by 9am when I discovered my trailer tire was completely flat. After some open heart surgery I discovered the culprit. The dreaded steal thread from a transport tire. Removed the offending object, patched it, ...

Maple Creek to Gull Lake 2

Maple Creek to Gull Lake
I learned something about myself, or perhaps human nature. I think we are unconsciously driven by our calendars, timelines, deadlines etc as would be expected in an adult. For the last three weeks I have been thinking a lot about keeping to my schedule, hitting my km goals for each day, so much so that ...

Medicine Hat to Maple Creek 4

Medicine Hat to Maple Creek
Yesterday I enjoyed a day off from cycling an toured Medicine Hat. I met Carol and Glady, from BC who were cycling together for a month. Who knew that ‘The Hat’ had the worlds largest Chess Set and the worlds largest Teepee. The Teepee was built for the 1988 Calgary olympics as a testament to ...

Bassano to Medicine Hat 1

Bassano to Medicine Hat
Keith, from Colquitlam. who I met a few times on my trip spent the night in Bassano as well so we headed off together today at 820am. Another beautiful morning! We cycled about 50km to a small town called Brookes for a second breakfast at Timmies. We made great time, just under 2hrs with a ...

Calgary to Bassano 1

Calgary to Bassano
What a beautiful morning! Sunny skies everywhere. Before heading out Betty needed some attention, particularly a chain cleaning. Jim was a great help tis morning with this, and breakfast before leading me out of his quite subdivision on my way. Left the house at 840am heading south to the 22x east bound. About 10km of ...

Canmore to Calgary 3

Canmore to Calgary
What a glorious start to the day, sun shinning and well rested. I set sail from the Hostel Bear in Canmore at 9am having met a few new friends. If all hostels were like this I wouldn’t stay anywhere else, full kitchen, several TVs, a games room with several couches to relax on and the ...

Lake Louise to Canmore 1

Lake Louise to Canmore
Enough of this luxury, time to hit the road again. Left the Chateau at 10am on my way to the bike shop to pick up some more quick shot C02 canisters. For those non cyclists this compressed air tube allows me to top up or pump up the air in my tires. After climbing the ...

Learning Curve 6

Learning Curve
Well it’s been almost two weeks on the road and there has been lots to think about and learn from. Surprisingly I have not missed technology or TV as much as I had thought I would. With only my iPhone many friends thought I would go crazy not connected to all the entertainment things we ...

Diners, Drive Thrus and Dives — week 2 edition 1

Diners, Drive Thrus and Dives -- week 2 edition
My week started with lunch with two close friends at the Kelwona G&CC. Great food and company. Unfortunately Vernon was not my favourite place given I was almost killed by a transport. Shaken but not deterred I figured the local Chinese buffet would fill a gap…wrong. Never had worse. The small buffet was barely refilled ...

Chateau Lake Louise 1

Chateau Lake Louise
Not sure what it really costs a night here as Andrew ‘Bear’ Thompson set me up with a great deal but whatever it costs it is worth it. An unbelievable setting the Chateau was first established in the late 1800s and in the early 1900s they brought Swiss mountaineers over to be guides for guests ...

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