Monthly Archives: June 2014

GearUp4CF Day 9: Invermere to Banff

Well, that’s it. All done. I’ve cycled from Vancouver to Banff and clocked up around 1,200km in the saddle. I loved all of it. Our last day was meant to be rainy but once again the weather held out. It … Continue reading

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GearUp4CF Day 8: Cranbrook to Invermere

The penultimate day of the ride was a rolling 135km. The forecasters called for rain but the weather gods were on our side. After a light sprinkle in the morning it was dry and cloudy with the wind pushing us from … Continue reading

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GearUp4CF Day 7: Creston to Cranbrook

On day 7 we crossed over into Mountain Time. It was a rolling 105km ride with an ever so gentle incline. Just enough to rack up around 800m of climbing for the day. It was a pretty nice ride. Except that it was … Continue reading

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GearUp4CF Day 6: Rossland to Creston

Day 6. The big one. The day that jumped out at me from the route guide because of this: The Kootenay Pass Summit (that bit at the top) is Canada’s highest paved road that is open year round. After a fairly relaxing … Continue reading

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GearUp4CF Day 5: Grand Forks to Rossland

Day 5, yesterday, was a breezy 95km. I had some errands to run in the afternoon so didn’t get a chance to blog afterwards so this is coming a day late. To be honest I can hardly remember it now. … Continue reading

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GearUp4CF Day 4: Osoyoos to Grand Forks

And on the fourth day it rained. And rained. And rained and rained and rained for the entire 125km. Not a dry moment to be had. The day started with a lung opening 30km climb up the Anarchist Summit. Once again, … Continue reading

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GearUp4CF Day 3: Manning Park to Osoyoos

Day 3 is the longest day on the schedule at nearly 185km. It was a spectacular day, moving from the forests of Manning Park through to the desert-like warmth of wine country in Osoyoos. It started off dry and cool, … Continue reading

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