We split… not because of problems but we had opportunities to do presentations in 3 churches in 2 cities. So Richard and I headed to Jasper and Jacquie, Rob and Timo stayed in Valmount. What a great ride to Jasper, 124 km in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The ride was up and down but great view everywhere! Here is one of my favorite, I’ve backpacked the Mt. Robson trail many times. We crossed into Alberta and crossed the continental divide!! We are being hosted in Jasper at the Straight Shooter’s Mountain Inn! Joyce is a wonderful host. We had a great potluck dinner and presentation at the Jasper Baptist Church. The rest of the team will join us in Jasper today. Richard is going to find a bike shop for some repairs!
Richard and I are not cyclists! We are mountaineers and avid outdoor enthusiasts. I have known Mike for many years and during this time we have learned that we share a similar sense of adventure. When Mike told us about his plans for his 60th birthday, to cycle across the country to raise money for clean water, we weren’t completely surprised. Since Richard and I are both secondary school teachers, with time to spare in the summer, Mike asked if we would be interested in coming along as the support vehicle for him and Rob. Always up for an adventure ourselves, we agreed to come along. Of course, we quickly decided that we would like to do some cycling as well. Richard really wants to cycle the full 8,000kms…and I love making green protein smoothies…so it looks like he’s on the bike, I’m driving the RV and looking after the crew. The logistics of this adventure is daunting, but extremely exciting. We already regularly do painful activities for fun, so we are up for the challenge. Let the training begin!