Thursday, August 30, 2012

Creston Valley

I thought I would take a break from cycling and do a bit of rock climbing.  Here is a view of the Creston Valley from the Purcell Mountains. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012


It seems amazing to me, that I am so high up in the mountains and yet I am still overheating.  The thing is that on a traditional bike I use my balance and weight a lot to pedal up steep inclines, which seems to take quite a bit less energy than a recumbent.  Though this could also be because of my technique, which I should definitely work on.  While on a recumbent, the position of the body certainly doesn't favor the use of balance and body weight to help get up those difficult climbs, it's all legs.  Consequently, I often find myself overheating. This little oasis was a welcome sight when I was headed toward Nelson.  It was a great place to wade in and cool down, not to mention to refill my water bottle.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mountain Streams

The Kootenays are amazing!  There are so many beautiful mountain streams and rivers.  They are everywhere.  There is no need to go to a special park, or pay rediculous fees to experience nature.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Elevation 1310m

Today's ride was grueling! A 700 metre rise in elevation in approximately 50km. I certainly did not break any speed records today, it took me over 3 hours to make the climb.

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Scenery

I have moved my training to the mountains of BC, and will be posting some gorgeous pictures of the mountains.