Gourmet breakfasts, dinners, camping, park pass, and a train ride home are included. Oh, and so is much needed bicycle support. There were a lot of flats on trip and between help from fellow bicyclists and the support vehicle, you weren't alone. There was a photographer taking photos of you along the way, and we talked him into selling those photos to us. He is taking photos to put in a book (including from past trips), but never thought we'd want to buy some..but he took photos of us biking at the best places..and you can't get a photo like that while you are pedalling. :)
There were some pretty sweet bicycles on trip. For my Dutch bicycle fans out there, the silver bike on the right side of the guy in blue with hands on hips, it's a Dutch Touring Bike, steel, so heavy! But pretty sweet! They picked it up in Paris and toured France with it.
Anyways, after an intro, we all headed off on our grand adventure. The weather that day was amazing! Little did I know just how lucky we were on this trip.
Once in a while you'd see these "Watch for cyclists on the Road- Tour De Jasper" Many times it meant the photographer was in the vicinity taking a photo or two of you.
Rest stop along the way. Why the rush? We would get to Purden fairly early and just sit around. So we took our sweet time!
Above: I almost made it! We are staying at the private site, down the road a bit.
Below: Chairlift chairs at Purden. They have a nice new lodge there.
We were treated to a nice tasty dinner! We were fed really well during this trip.
And there was a bike mechanic who took care of our bikes if needed. I should have got him to tighten brakes at end as over the 4 days they have loosened. Will take to shop today...still work good, but could use some tightening.
So that was Day 1 of Tour De Jasper. As I will be travelling again soon, the rest of the installments won't be here for a few weeks. I try to access computers when I can, but hard to find one that will accept memory cards. Sorry about that! I need a netbook one day!