Today: 26km, 54m
To date: 940km, 10,004m
To go: 6,860km
The ride from Banff to Canmore was great! Most of the ride was along a separated bike path along the side of the highway – flat, smooth, and lovely. We left Banff at just before 7am…. I wanted to be in Canmore by 9am to meet my friend Jonathon for breakfast. He happened to be in town at the same time as I was – and it was lovely to meet up with a familiar friendly face!!
Joshua and I spent the rest of the day exploring the town – walking along the river and looking in the shops. We are on a mission to find a rear tail-light compatible with a pannier rack rather than a seat post…. turns out this is really hard to find!!!! So all the bike shops of both Canmore & Banff have not had anything!
The hostel staff are very friendly here. We got a lesson on Disc Golf from Mike – I never knew it was such a serious sport!!! There are tournaments around the world. There are driving frisbees and putting frisbees and all sorts of terms I cannot remember but they exist in both disc and ball golf. Mike went out to his truck and returned with his golf bag. He showed us a handful of small frisbees with varying densities and other properties that only someone who has thrown them many times would understand how they influence its flight. I was rather hoping he would throw some for us – but apparently that would be dangerous – could break a window easily. Oddly enough the following day – someone completely different started explaining soccer golf to me……
So I have been in Canmore for 5 days now – and I only just saw the beautiful mountains surrounding the town! I did not realize just how lovely it is here. The sun shone for maybe 8 hours – and all the locals were out and about enjoying the fine weather. It was uplifting to see people were enjoying themselves despite the fact that there is still a state of emergency declared. Ominous clouds are on the horizon though….
- Staying at: Hostel Bear