Finally a Ride to Work

It was a comfortable ride. The secret was to dress for winter riding and be warm rather than dress for summer riding and be cold!

Total distance: 28.28 km
Max elevation: 1125 m
Min elevation: 1025 m
Total climbing: 164 m
Total descent: -259 m

Short and quick exercise at Glendale Hockey Rink

Fortunately, the Chinook hasn’t killed the ice and it will be cooler after today. It was actually too bumpy for messing with the puck, so I skated laps, doing a few intervals.

Total distance: 6.32 km
Max elevation: 1145 m
Min elevation: 1138 m
Total climbing: 36 m
Total descent: -32 m

First ski day of the year

My first impression coming from Calgary was, where’s all the snow?

I arrived early, by 9:30, and was the third car in the Elk Pass parking lot. When I returned the lot was mostly full.

  • Up Elk Pass, skier set track, packed underneath. Solid snow cover.
  • Tyrwhitt, skier set track, a bit rough. Lots of bush tops poking out of the snow. I don’t know if they are waiting for more snow before setting tracks.
  • Whiskey Jack: trackset, hard packed and fast.
  • Moraine, thin snow but good enough coverage with a shallow trackset.
  • Fox Creek, thin, trackset, a few roots and rocks showing through
  • The wind was picking up and hopefully it won’t blow too much onto the tracks. There was already some tree bits on Moraine and Fox Creek.

    Total distance: 19.96 km
    Max elevation: 2004 m
    Min elevation: 1722 m
    Total climbing: 631 m
    Total descent: -631 m