Reflections and images from my travels

I’m off again!

Hello everyone. It’s fall here in Calgary and I am getting ready to leave on a 7-8 day road cycle touring trip from Calgary west into the Rockies. So far the weather looks great, but as we all know, it can be unpredictable In Southern Alberta!

I have had little time to prepare so I am busy thinking and packing today on Saturday and Sunday October 4 and 5 2014. Cycle touring is interesting from a packing point of view. What should I bring and not bring? Should I be completely self contained or lighten some of the load by credit card touring some or all of the journey or do I blend a mixture of the two? The latter choice seems most reasonable. I have to use the gear I have purchased.

I finally left on Monday October 6 at about 11 AM. Much later than I thought. The weather was perfect for riding although I did have a headwind- the rider’s worst enemy.

I left Calgary the back way from an exit from Bearspaw Golf Course I like to call “the Bearspaw Gate”. This put me on Highway 1A my home for the next 70 km.

Looking west towards the Bow Valley Route 1A from the "Bearspaw Gate".

Looking west towards the Bow Valley Route 1A from the “Bearspaw Gate”.

I would pass by or through Cochrane, the Wildcat Gas Plant, Ghost Reservoir and Morley before turning South on Highway 1X Seebe towards my destination Bow Valley Provincial Park Campground. It’s a great campground with showers and a store and this evening what appears to be a full moon. I travelled about 86 km which is a good day.

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Sleep beckons by the Bow and by the light of the moon. Until tomorrow…..goodnight!

Comments on: "I’m off again!" (2)

  1. Chris Morys said:

    No sense in counting calories


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