Got up, had some breakfast and Shawn drove me and my bicycle back to Field BC so I could do that last 25kms to Lake Louise. This is my idea of a “rest” day. 😉 Shawn gave me a banana, filled up my Marmot water hydration pack and I was on my way.
I started at the visitor centre and it was flat for about 2 kms or so, then came the grueling uphill ! I had to take a ton of breaks to catch my breath. The views all around me were spectacular so the hard work was rewarded well. Here is what I saw along my way:
The last 5-10kms into Lake Louise was downhill which was really nice after the first 13kms or so of going uphill. I got up to 40kms an hour in this downhill section (a far cry from my 6kms/hr going uphill!)
It was a good short ride today, will rest for the remainder of the day. Tomorrow I ride to Canmore AB or….carry on to Calgary depending on how quickly I am moving. This is the home stretch now.