Cycling Jasper’s Mt Biking Trails

Thu, May 18, 2017

I was up early today to get in a ride before hitching up and moving out.

Jasper’s mt biking trails are well developed with maps and trail numbers posted along the route and at the intersections.  I didn’t take any pictures of the signs or trails but, in hindsight, I wish I had.

Today was a sunny one for a change and boy was it nice.  So I saddled up and headed out.  Here’s one of the first views that I encountered.

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And then I ran into another golf course!  Land up here must be cheap because I’ve seen a number of courses in unlikely places.  No other way to explain it.  Here’s the same mountain range with a tee box in the foreground.

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It’s a crappy picture but here’s my single speed cyclocross (CX) bike.  A single speed is a bike that has only one gear.  Like the bike you first learned to ride.

A CX bike is basically a road bike that’s a bit wider in the front fork and rear triangle to make room for wider tires.  And the tires have knobs like a mountain bike to give traction on the trails.  Riding it is a hoot and reminds me why I fell in love with cycling all those years ago.

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