We ran into Rudy and Shirley .
The nice part about the climbing today was the slopes of the hills were less then the last couple of days. At least the lowest gears we have were low enough to allow us to climb.
We rode in the shade for a few hours because the mountains were so close to us that they cast a huge shadow. Jane was bundled up but I was dressed normal. I kept thinking thoughts of being in Florida , it kept me warmer.
You could tell we were getting higher in altitude because the snow was getting lower on the mountains. Carrie , Todd's wife said the temp was 7 degrees during the morning ride. In the shade it was cold. Good thing we were working hard and staying warm.
The glacier lakes were blue, cold and breathtaking. Everywhere you looked it was amazing. At a certain point we started to climb, and climb we did. Everyone just went at there own pace. I say you just have to pedal and find your happy place.
We made our way down the bow valley parkway all the way to the campsite.
At the beginning I had a smile on my face.We stopped at carries rest stop, chips, granola bars. There were a lot of nice descents in the second half of the ride. We made our way to lake Louise. It was super busy with long weekend traffic.