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Come take a tour of a day riding with me!

September 16th, 2007

My day started how any day preceding a long ride starts: fueling for the day. All Sports Quest products, including 3 tablets of Vantage, 3 capsules of Recover, a fruit/Interphase protein smoothie, and 3 Motivator capsules. I was buzzing, and chopping at the the bit to get out.

September 16 ride

September 16 ride

How are the plants??!!! Are they dead??!! No??! Thank god,…do they need water? After a quick check, everything seems okay — this photo is to prove to Allison (while she is away) that I haven’t killed them yet.

September 16 ride

Starting at 9:15am, headed down the ‘hospital hill’ in Calgary to start the ride.

September 16 ride

Hello, my long-time friend. Gosh you’re looking fine!

September 16 ride

Believe it or not, this is Calgary – Beeeeeeeeeeautiful! A bike path leads me to Edworthy park hill.

September 16 ride

There’s some fine homes over-looking the water. Wow.

September 16 ride

My favorite training grounds. This is the base of Edworthy park hill.

September 16 ride

A popular hill for cyclists.

September 16 ride

This is a 1km long hill,…perfect for repeats.

September 16 ride

Oh, I’m a bit late! I’m meeting Greg Bradley for the ride at 9:30am.

September 16 ride

September 16 ride

September 16 ride

Hello big man,…meeting Greg at the corner of Sarcee and Bow Trail.

September 16 ride

The foothills in Kananakis country offer incredible rolling hills, and spectacular scenery. Greg turned around and headed back to Calgary around here – he’s coming off racing Ironman Canada, it’ll prove to be a good ride for him getting back into the swing of things.

September 16 ride

This is the top of the Powderface climb.

September 16 ride

September 16 ride

Continuing down the other side, to the end of highway 66.

September 16 ride

Free range Mountain Cows,…there are no fences to keep these guys from wandering anywhere.  There are tons of them.  It’s not uncommon to have to slowdown to avoid hitting a cow crossing the road.

September 16 ride

Yes,…this a cow rubbing it’s head in the ground.

September 16 ride

What’s all the commotion up the road?

September 16 ride

ah yes,…yummy road salt,…mountain goats taking their daily dose.

September 16 ride

These timid little guys were scared of me on my 2 wheeler (rightfully so – I’m pretty intimidating in spandex).

September 16 ride

Close to the end of highway 66.

September 16 ride

It’s not uncommon to see the real fast roadsters put the pedal to the metal around these parts. It’s unusual for the police to have speed traps way out here.

September 16 ride

September 16 ride

September 16 ride

Bragg Creek: How about this old-school signage!

September 16 ride

I stopped in Bragg Creek for a bit to eat,…this little guy from England was hilarious! With a perfect English accent he asked this woman, “excuuuuuse me ma’am, but may I please stroke your dog?”

September 16 ride

Back to Calgary, at Edworthy park’s bridge over the Bow river.

September 16 ride

September 16 ride

Total ride was from Calgary to end of highway 66, back to Elbow falls, loop back to the end of highway 66 again, back home,…5.5hours.

Thanks for coming on my ride today!

Scott