Category: Motorcycle Day Rides

First Ride of the Season

A bit of decent weather. First of the year.

I decided to go for a quick rip out to Kananaskis and a beef jerky run in Longview, Alberta.

Enjoyable ride in spite of the snow in the Rockies. Quiet on the roads and only seven bike sightings in the 300 kilometer ride.




Weekend Gravel Road Camping Adventure – Kootenays, Whiteswan Provincial Park and Forestry Trunk Road Kananaskis

Settler’s Road and the Forestry Trunk Road into Kananaskis

Kilometres: approx 930
Temps: vary from 14 at night to 30 celcius during riding days
Time Two Days Riding – One Night Camping

Day 1

Things have been so busy this summer this is the first chance to squeeze in a multi-day ride. Thought I’d try some new areas…




Day Ride – Forestry Trunk Road – North to Nordegg Junction

Distance: 340 kilometers
Time: 11:30am – 5:45 pm
Temp.: 28 celcius (It’s like frickin’ summer out there)

Took advantage of the great weather and went on a blast north on the forestry trunk road. Surprisingly with such great weather there wasn’t a sole around. I pretty much had the road to myself the whole afternoon.

We’ve had…




Day Ride – Forestry Trunk Roads in Kananaskis

Distance: 414 Kilometers
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Lovely weather today for fall in Calgary. Perfect weather for a ride. I’ve recently picked up the southern Alberta copies of the Backroads Mapbooks and decided to go out exploring on some of the less traveled side roads.

Today I headed out through Bragg Creek to Longview. Over Highway 532…




Day Ride – Powerface Trail, Kananaskis, Spray Lakes, Canmore

Finally had decent weather and some time off again. I wanted to get some more practise on backroads and gravel.
Not a bad day. Much of the route I’ve been on before in the truck or car. A bit cooler in Kananaskis and it even, gasp, started to snow at higher altitudes.

I’ve gained some confidence…