Friday, May 15, 2015

Canmore/Banff Mini-Training Camp: The Details - Saturday Cancelled

UPDATE: THE WEATHER LOOKS BLAH FOR SATURDAY: 10C WITH 60% CHANCE OF SHOWERS. UGH. I'M CANCELLING THE SATURDAY RIDE. MONDAY IS A GO, AND IF FOLKS ARE INTERESTED, WE CAN MODIFY THE ROUTE TO INCLUDE HILLS AND SOME DISTANCE.

Here are the details for the May Long Weekend Mini-Training Camp:

Meeting Point and Start Times: Rides will start at 9:30 am at the Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre on Bow Valley Trail at the west end of Canmore, and we'll start each day by riding the Legacy Trail as a warm-up.

Saturday, May 16: Banff Hill Ride - Legacy Trail, Minnewanka Loop, Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff Hot Springs, and Mt. Norquay. The attached map is a little inaccurate on the distance, as it doesn't include the ride back to Canmore. If we're feeling good, repeats on Norquay is an an option. What's not an option is a stop at the Whitebark Cafe for a coffee. That's happening.

Sunday, May 17: No ride planned. Do your own thing, spend time with family, mow the lawn, whatever.

Monday, May 18: Lake Louise Century Ride - Exactly as it sounds: an out-and-back to Lake Louise on the Bow Valley Parkway. Lunch stop at Laggan's bakery in Lake Louise, and re-fuel if needed at Castle Mountain Junction on the way out and back, if needed.

This is a an un-supported ride, so bring all the clothing, food, and tools you'll need. Pace should be steady, but socialish, with some tempo work. If the weather turns awful, keep an eye on the blog for updates. It is the mountains, so be ready for anything.

PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING EITHER OF THE RIDES. IF IT'S JUST GOING TO BE ME OUT THERE, I MIGHT RECONSIDER... =)




10 comments:

Michael said...

Hey Darcy, I went and signed up for the Red Deer Marathon this weekend so I won't be able to attend

Chuck J said...

Darcy, I'll attend one day for certain. Leaning towards the Lake Louise ride but I'll let you know closer to the weekend.

AlanO said...

Thanks for organizing Darcy. I'm going to try to make both days. On Saturday though I can't make the 930 departure time as I have a prior commitment. I can be in Canmore at 945ish and play catch up if you take your time on Legacy trial?

Jordan Eckersley said...

Hi Darcy,

I'll be there for monday.
If anyone is leaving from DT, I'd love to catch a ride out that way. Can split gas

Chuck J said...

Still hoping to make the Monday ride. Just need to check with family.

Chuck J said...

Guys, I picked up a sore throat yesterday that seems to be slowly evolving into a cold. Looking very doubtful for me tomorrow.

Jordan Eckersley said...

Anyone still in?
Still would be looking for a ride out though.

Cheers!

DarcyG said...

Yep, the ride is on for tomorrow! 9:30 at the visitor Centre.

Chuck J said...

Sorry, I'm out with a cold. Breath some fresh mountain air for me....

AlanO said...

Really sorry Darcy, for the late notice but I'm out. I've had some recent events arise that won't allow me to be away for so much time tomorrow.

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