|Me in my geeky bike clothing- so I could be seen on the highway|
Squirrel celebrates Canada Day
On July 1, the clouds lifted and there was sunshine! It was like a miracle. It was also Canada Day! Mary-jo left a message just after the crack of dawn for me to call her back. She wanted to go riding and so did I. It was so boring hanging around home on Saturday, June 29.We met at 8:30am by the Highway 16 East hill. It was nice that the sun was out but it wasn't too hot. It was easy climbing up the hill. I had all 4 bags on the bike, but not the tent and stuff on the rack. It was still pretty loaded as I wanted to train that way and also test out my Ortliebs.
|Mary-jo visits with her friends|
We then continued onwards. We had a break at the usual boxcar stop. Mary-jo was having a noise on her bike that we couldn't pinpoint. She'll have to take it to the shop again on Monday. Better to find problems now then on Tour De Jasper.
|Break at Box Car|
|Highway is busy due to Canada Day Long Weekend|
I had so much energy coming back. I could have ridden many more kms although 80 kms is not too bad! I headed to the park for Canada Day celebrations while my friends went home.
|Spent some time after the ride at the Park|