Thursday, May 14, 2009

Riding in the Rockies

After driving through white-out snow conditions on Wednesday in Saskatchewan, we didn't know what to expect when we hit the mountains. Well I can assure you it's still winter in the Rockies! The campground's water and sewer facilities were still frozen in Golden and we encountered snow and rain on an off as we drove to Revelstoke through the Kicking Horse Pass and the Rogers Pass. I managed to get in a training ride for a couple of hours which was fantastic, and I lived through an 8 Km climb during the 50 K ride. The climb was beyond anything I had trained for in Ontario and I'll be back out there tomorrow for a few hours as we move along to Kamloops. Carol and Lindsay were there when I needed them for support and Lindsay will join me tomorrow for a part of the ride.
It goes without saying that the scenery is spectacular and I appreciate it even more being able to hear the streams and the wind (not to mention the approaching transport trucks).
The support from across Canada continues to build and it is truly energizing. We will try to keep you updated along the way.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck! There is lots of snow in the careful :)