Canada Day 31-33: Riding Maple Creek to Shaunavon, Lafleche and Ogema

Canada Day 31 Riding Maple Creek to Shaunavon Today's ride was very unpleasant, the Google Maps route estimated 106km, most of which was along a gravel road, so I had to backtrack 13km and take an alternative route, adding up to 150km. The noise on Highway 1 and the unrelenting headwind wore me down and … Continue reading Canada Day 31-33: Riding Maple Creek to Shaunavon, Lafleche and Ogema

Canada Day 28-30: Riding Calgary to Bassano, Redcliff and Maple Creek

Canada Day 28: Riding Calgary to Bassano I planned to cycle from Calgary to Winnipeg in 12 days, covering nearly 1400km without any rest stops. It seemed ambitious, but with the flat terrain throughout the prairies and a typical westerly wind, it was definitely within my grasp. Although Highway 1 is the shortest route, I'm … Continue reading Canada Day 28-30: Riding Calgary to Bassano, Redcliff and Maple Creek

Canada Day 19-23: Riding Golden to Lake Louise, Castle Mountain, Banff and Canmore

Canada Day 19: Riding Golden to Lake Louise and Castle Mountain Today was the last day of climbing in the Rockies, I started nice and early and slowly worked through the first few hills. It was hard work, but the overcast and shade from the mountains kept me cool as I progressed up the giant … Continue reading Canada Day 19-23: Riding Golden to Lake Louise, Castle Mountain, Banff and Canmore

Canada Day 10-12: Riding Penticton to Kelowna and Celebrating Canada Day

Day 10: Riding Penticton to Kelowna For today's ride, I rode along Highway 97, which was surprisingly very quiet and mostly easy. I would have liked to try the Kettle Valley Trail, which travels on the other side of Okanagan Lake, however the trail can be rocky and sandy, which isn't ideal for my loaded … Continue reading Canada Day 10-12: Riding Penticton to Kelowna and Celebrating Canada Day