Monthly Archives: June 2013

My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 15: Climbing in Grassy Lakes

May 12th: Rest day in Calgary, AB Arwen made us breakfast, then drove us to Mountain Equipment Co-op. We bought some stuff, and Phill fixed his wheel. Actually, we ended up replacing it entirely. It took a while. That day … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 14: Calgary

May 10th: Canmore, AB to Calgary, AB: 110km: The bike to Calgary was nice. Relatively boring and easy until we got into town. I found 14th street, then waited for Phill. It took forever and I was worried he died … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 13: Lake Louise is Frozen

May 10th: Field, BC to Canmore, AB: 115km (920km total): This morning was miserably cold. Could barely function… First 25km we crossed the border and visited Lake Louise. Turns out it’s 4km of steep hill till the lake proper. Worth … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 12: Big Horn Sheep and -5 Celcius Overnight

May 9th: Golden, BC to Field, BC: 60km; hardest climb: 450m Woke up with big horn sheep grazing outside our campsite. Easy day… Got into Field around 4pm, ate a meal of 4 eggs, bacon, toast, and potatoes. Went to … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 11: Roger’s Pass

May 8th: Revelstoke, BC to Golden, BC: 148km; hardest climb: 900m [this was Alexandra the next morning. It was picture day. This is probably my favourite picture from the entire trip] Revelstoke to Golden. Tried to split the day into … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 10: Hot Springs

May 7th: Salmon Arm, BC to Revelstoke, BC: 110km This was a good day. Short and sweet. It felt like mostly downhill. We stopped for some hot pools [I think I meant hot springs] at some point. Felt great. There … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 9: First Flat, First Dog Chase

May 6th: Kamloops, BC to Salmon Arm, BC: 110km Woke up at 6:30. Got out by 8:15 (?). Kathy gave me some kind of sleeping bag pants to keep warm. I might be able to use them for my feet. … Continue reading

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