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Day 14 – Two Weeks In, Lessons Learned (Wade)

We are now 2 full weeks into the ride and I feel like some lessons have been learned. 1) When I planned this ride I was really only focussed on ‘is it possible’ and ‘how fast can I be back.’ As it turns out this is not the best way to plan an adventure. The…
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Day 13: Calgary to Bassano (Adventure Time)

Day 13: Calgary to Bassano (Adventure Time) 1262km – 1404km(142km) Suggested Listening: Starting the day off with a solid breakfast at Mel and Corrine’s place in Calgary both Wade and I felt good about the day to come. With it being 15 degrees outside when we started it was the perfect cycling weather – not…
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Day 13 – DISASTER STRIKES! (Wade)

It all started out so beautifully.  Coffee made by Corinne. Not a cloud in the sky. Beautiful temperature. We meandered through southern Calgary on our way to a highway Google Maps told us would intersect with the Trans-Canada.  It was a very pleasant ride until we got to the very southerm tip of Calgary and…
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Day 12: Lake Louise to Calgary (When Hell Freezes Over)

Day 12: Lake Louise to Calgary (When Hell Freezes Over) 1172km – 1262km (190km) Suggested Listening: Tegan and Sara – Frozen Katy Perry – Hot N Cold If there was one thing I never thought I’d say a few days ago it was “I regret so badly having mailed my warm clothes back home”. The…
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Day 12 – Pushing the Limits (Wade)

So we started the day as usual at 6:00am left a frigid Lake Louise and head out towards Calgary. It was cold. Like 5 Celsius cold. As soon as we hit the Trans-Canada the wind started in our faces, and it stayed in our faces the whole ride. It was a great ride all told.…
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Day 11: Golden, BC to Lake Louise, AB (A Beautiful Ride With A Pinch of Terror)

Day 11: Golden, BC to Lake Louise, AB (A Beautiful Ride With A Pinch of Terror) 1079km – 1172km (93km) Suggested Listening: The Rural Alberta Advantage – Terrified Astronautalis – The River, The Woods Quietly as possible Wade and I snuck our way out of his sister-in-law’s Leslie place shortly after 6:00. With Wade have…
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Day 11 – BC saved its worst (and best) for last (Wade)

Sorry no pics today – having issues uploading them. On this note you may wonder why I haven’t posted any pics of myself on this trip. We’ll, that’s because I look like a deshevelled hobo with legs like an Olympian! When I start posting leg pics we’re going to have a new audience. Starting out…
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Day 10: Revelstoke to Golden, BC (Highway to Hell)

Day 10: Revelstoke, BC to Golden, BC (Highway to Hell) 923km to 1079km (156km) Suggesting Listening: AC/DC – Highway To Hell Perhaps it’s getting a bit old for some to read, but for me the routine of waking up at 5:30am and getting on the road for 6ish seems to be working out really well. Today…
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Day 10 – Mountain Madness (Wade)

Today was a day of many accomplishments: -last full day cycling beautiful BC -cycled into a different timezone (how cool is that?) -did our first day over 150km (156km to be exact) -exceeded the 1,000km mark for the overall trip -perhaps most importantly, we are now officially over 1/4 of the days into the trip!!!…
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Day 9: Nakusp to Revelstoke (A Long And Winding Road)

Day 9: Nakusp to Revelstoke (A Long And Winding Road) 821km to 923km (102km) Suggested Listening: As per the norm we started our day at 5:30am by packing up our gear and having breakfast. Having this bit of routine established seems to be helping to give some structure to our days. It’s amazing how despite…
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