Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Re: Crossing the Rockies
By the time you get to the Rockies you should be safe from snow, although i would never rule it out. I can't help much with a route. I have been out a few times in the past few winters skiing as wife has a sister in Calgary. We drove into BC a number of times, through Kicking Horse Pass, and some others, but can't remember as i wasn't driving. Also flew over the Rockies in a small plane into Kimberly BC, got some great aerial shots, but nothing compared to my photos of the Rockies on my 72 BMW R75/5, The one thing about seeing the Rockies on a bike is that you can pull over most anywhere to view the scenery or take a picture....you can't do that in a car, and you don't get a "feel" for being in the Rockies like you do in the open air on a bike. Of course that was 1973.... and killing a 26'er of rye between Jasper and Banff to keep warm was not frowned on like it would be today.
I hope i can do that trip one more time before it is too late. Have a great trip yourself, it will be a trip of a lifetime i am sure, and biking through the Rockies is like nothing else, maybe not so much about great bike roads, but just about the scenery and the feeling you get about riding through these majestic mountains.
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