Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ready, Set, Go!

I gave the bike a good clean today

After a long wait and prep of getting ready for the bicycle tour, Tour De Jasper is just around the corner.  I've got all the items I need.  I've bought glove, toe clip, water bottles, 2 pairs of bike shorts, new handle grips, new mirror, backpacking tent, bike socks, and a back blinky light.  I am now ready for any tour.  Well, I do need to get my own touring panniers, but that will come in the next year or so.  Of course, I could splurge for a set when I am in Vancouver.

Tour De Jasper Video

Tonight, I got a friend to drive me to drop off the 2 Rubbermaid plastic bins loaded with personal stuff, my tent, and a camping chair.  That will be shipped on a trailer.

Tommorrow morning, we all meet at the Via Rail station to load rest of the equipment.  Then off we go!  Our first stop is 65 kms (40 miles) away, with a pit stop at Tabor Mtn (25 kms)

On Thursday, we bike 100 kms (62 miles) to La Salle Lake campsite, with a pitstop at Slim Creek Rest Stop (km 60)

On Friday, we bike 110 km to Tete Jaune Cache Campground with a pitstop in McBride.

Sat, we bike 105 km to Jasper.  On Sunday, we catch the Via Rail train home.  It'll be good times!  I won't be online for the week as there is no cell/net service along the way, it's bush!  I'd get my roommate to post, but again, no phone service.  I'll post about it when I get back on Sunday night.

I'm so rearing to go!  I can't believe I'm doing this, but then I remember that I've done crazier things.  Tour De Jasper, here I come...

Here's a link to a video done of a recent tour a year back.  Open Road Bike Tours have been organizing this for over 8 years!   

Tour De Jasper Video


  1. Cool, looks very fun from the video.

  2. Where is Squirt, I don't see him! Have fun and bon voyage!



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