Day 9: Surprise hill outside Calgary

It's hard to explain how excited I was to be done with the mountains yesterday. Downhill is fun. Leaving Banff involved a lot of downhill, on a great little trail running to Canmore, 20km down the road. There was steady bike traffic on this trail, groups out for training rides,…

Day 8: Goodbye mountains

Today was a good day. I knew that halfway through the day I would hit the Great Divide, watch the rivers reverse direction to the east, and with it start rolling downhill. Of course, nothing is that easy, and today threw a couple of challenges at me. [caption id="attachment_354" height="3024"…