20160115: Winterstruck: 3 days in Jasper and Lake Louise

With no direct way home from work in west-central Alberta, I decided to ride the Thursday night bus into Jasper National Park and make my way home through the mountains. Parks Canada’s Jasper in January three-week long winter festival was in session in conjunction with Pyramid Lake Resort’s Winterstruck festival and the Lake Louise Ice Magic international ice … More 20160115: Winterstruck: 3 days in Jasper and Lake Louise

20151219: State of Snow (Greater Yellowstone)

After  the Highwood fatbike outing I got the idea to enter a 60k fatbike race in Idaho, JayP’s Backyard Fat Pursuit, in the greater West Yellowstone ecosystem. I can handle 60k on snowmobile trails; might take me all day but it’s not singletrack…Right? Wrong. Picked up my first fatbike DNF (did not finish). What an … More 20151219: State of Snow (Greater Yellowstone)

20151205: Fatbike Highwood Pass (How To Feel Like A Weakling)

Here are real-life testimonials on winter cycling: “Holy power requirement! The effort that it took to churn this thing along the flat was substantial, keeping me working pretty hard to sustain a pace of around 7 km/hr! The human body just doesn’t produce enough steady power to run a snow-bike…” “Pant loads of resistance…” “The … More 20151205: Fatbike Highwood Pass (How To Feel Like A Weakling)

20151107: Fatbike Louise (Banff National Park)

“Hm, I’m surprised you chose this trail,”  J’s voice floated over the snow and back towards me. The comment was more a vocal processing than an accusation, and I didn’t engage in repartee since I was busy huffing and puffing up what would normally have been a very reasonably graded hill. I mean if we were … More 20151107: Fatbike Louise (Banff National Park)