This weekend marked the inaugural DV100, a 100km road ride/race in Drayton Valley, Alberta. Earlier this year, they also hosted the inaugural triathlon in Drayton Valley, so with my parents living there, I’m thrilled the community will be hosting these events…they are a great excuse for a visit and the chance to raid my parents garden :).
I love road riding in the fall…and today was no exception. The weather was great (a bit breezy), and with the leaves changing color, Road to Nepal was a great choice.
Last year this race sold out right away (being that it was free…and the inaugural race), so Dad and I were ready to register as soon as registration opened this year. We’ll definitely be doing the same next year…
While in Lake Louise, our plans changed a bit due to weather (i.e. 2 degrees and rain), so we opted for a short hike up to Consolation Lake (which starts from the Moraine Lake parking lot) instead of riding up to Takakkaw Falls (we were bummed to miss the amazing switchbacks and the super fast descent).
The hike ended up being a great alternative. With the high bear activity, we ended up syncing up with a couple from the UK and we had a great time visiting on the short 6km round trip hike.
As part of our girls weekend, Kendra and I took the advice of her sister (and bike tour guide) Marcie to ride from Lake Louise to Peyto Lake and back (90kms). We were eager to get doing this ride, but the weather was not cooperating, so after heading to buy full length gloves, and after putting on every layer we brought (including two pairs of socks), we were on our way! When we started, it was literally 3 degrees.