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.
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.
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.