This blog post is a little late. I am posting on Thanksgiving Monday. I arrived home on the Sunday at exactly 2 PM. It was another great ride of about 90 km from Bow Valley Campground back to Calgary on the 1A. The weather was beautiful again (I am starting to sound like a broken record). I also had the wind at my back. I passed through Morley, the Ghost Reservoir and Cochrane. I had one more hill to climb out of Cochrane but just put my head down and got up it. After that it was clear sailing.
The previous day I was invited to Thanksgiving dinner at Anna’s house. We were eating at 3 PM so I quickly unpacked and got to her place at 3:15 PM just in time for the meal to be served. Yes, a real meal! Greg, Anita and Anna’s mom were there and the meal was just fabulous and so appreciated. Perfectly roast turkey with all the trimmings. What a great way to end the tour- merriment with great friends. I got home later than expected and fell into a well deserved sleep.
Thanksgiving Monday will include unpacking, laundry and organizing as well as another Thanksgiving dinner with my own family. I feel like I have to make up for all of those meals of almonds, dates and beef jerky!
This tour went so well. No glitches and all of the equipment worked perfectly. The weather was very cooperative as well. It has inspired me to get back to venturing out like this more often. Cycle touring is a unique way of travelling and truly experiencing the environment you are in.
Stay tuned for more odds and ends regarding this tour and stats! How far did I go, how many calories did I burn and what was the average touring speed? I know you are all dying to know so check back and I will attempt to post this information in the next 2 days. Now back to unpacking and getting back to regular life. Cheers!