Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Toy

Since Calgary drivers do not to actively hunt and enjoy maiming cyclists, unlike their Sydney counterparts, I have decided it is time to get back on a bike. The massive and excellent bike shop (Bow Cycles) just down the road from us had a ridiculous sale today so I picked up this beast of a bike for 1/2 price. Its a Specialized Hardrock Pro Disk with 100 mm front shocks and hydraulic disk breaks.
While the drivers may be friendly the roads are still covered with ice/snow so I guess there is a good chance that I will still end up hugging the pavement in the near future. I think I will go and buy a helmet tomorrow...

Monday, March 16, 2009


With the weather warming up (its now above zero during the day) Karl took Aleisha and myself out on a bit of a hike to Chester Lake. Of course as there is still lots of snow about hiking becomes snowshoeing, which turned out to be quite a fun experience.

Karl our tour guide, he wasn't very knowledgeable but I guess you get what you pay for.

The end result of trying to run with snow shoes through deep snow.

After a while we got the hang of it (photo thanks to Karl)

Mt Chester (3054 m)

We like Canada