My last qualifying ride for the Rocky Mountain 1200 put on by the BC Randonneurs every 4 years.

Beautiful weather marred only by headwinds for two days (although light for the most part on Saturday). A massive south wind greeted us for the entire second day from Rocky Mountain House back, making for slow progress and minimal stopping time. Chester pulled us back from Cremona by himself...great work; should be good for that "fitness kickstart" he was looking for prior to the Cascade 1200 at the end of the month...

Food: Saturday: Cinnamon bun + sandwich in Canmore; iced tea + chocolate milk at Castle Junction; chocolate, iced tea and chocolate at Lake Louise; 1/2 Cliff bar near Bow Lake; burger+fries, chocolate milk, Pilsner, apple pie, chips, 3 coffees at Castle Junction; peanuts, real fruit gummies, coffee at Nordegg. Sunday: ceral, toast+PB, banana, coffe, OJ in Rocky; iced tea, peanuts, ice cream cone in Caroline; footlong meatball sub, chips, coke in Sundre; Peter's burgers + onion rings in Calgary.

Rando Rigs at Summit Cafe in Canmore
Feast for Chester and I
somewhere on the Icefields Parkway
Water Stop (Crowfoot in the background)
Bow Lake (and Chester)
Twisted (3am arrival in Rocky)