Day 33: Banff to Jasper

Thanks to Robyn at the Rocky Mountain B&B for putting us up last night, and then feeding us in the morning. Hopefully your new business goes well for you! And thanks for the low hanging pipes between the rooms which gave us endless entertainment as dad banged his head again a few times. HAHA

I planned on getting my rear brakes fixed this morning, but once I sat on the bike and tested them they sorta worked. I still hit up the repair shops in town, but they were all closed, even though their signs said that they were open every day… I guess every day doesn’t include Saturday. Anyway, it’s good enough to limp back to Edmonton.

Bow Lake for a quick photo op! Look at the weather!

We stopped off at Bow Lake, a usual stop along the way from Banff to Jasper, and the weather was unreal. A little crisp leaving Banff, but sunny and no wind. The jackets stayed on until Saskatchewan Crossing were they were promptly whipped into the bag.

Speaking of Saskatchewan Crossing, we set a new record for gas prices. 179.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, that many exclamation marks… just blown away by that robbery, but nothing you can do when you’re in need of gas. At least the station attendants had a sense of humor about it.

Our 3 man wolfpack is now a 6 man!

We picked up Jack, Mike, and Dasha in Saskatchewan Crossing, and our three man wolf pack is now a six man (well, 5 man and 1 woman) wolfpack. Thanks for joining us for the last two days of the ride!


I can’t tell if Adrian is happy about our new additions or not… sweet pose, but stone cold facial expression. Anyone care to comment on this?

Awesome scenery and roads along the Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway was world class, and was a great second last day of the ride. Zero bugs, a few picnics, light traffic, and just dynamite weather. Met a few interesting drivers just as we were rolling into Jasper, but otherwise the ride was smooth and went by too fast. Once we rolled into Jasper and it was a shocking 34 degrees.

Looking forward to meeting the Blue Knights in Edson tomorrow for the ride back in to Edmonton, finishing off at the Alberta Legislature.

Here are today’s points of interest:

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