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Tour of Alberta 2016 Stage 5

Today’s the final stage of the Tour of Alberta and it is a circuit race through downtown Edmonton and its river valley. The event is about the riders and the race but it also it about meeting friends and fellow riders, swimmers, triathletes … Continue reading

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Tour of Alberta 2016 Time Trial

Our day starts with the ITU Elite Women’s Triathlon down at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, followed by the Elite Men’s Triathlon and then the Tour of Alberta Stage 4 Time Trial. The wind is chilly, the sky grey. Even though … Continue reading

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Tour of Alberta 2016 Stage 3

Saturday morning sees us driving from Sundre to Rocky Mountain House to watch the start of Stage 3 of the Tour of Alberta. It is sunny with occasional clouds in Sundre but as we travel north, the clouds take over, and they … Continue reading

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2016 Tour of Alberta Stage 2

Today the race starts in Kananaskis and ends in Olds. The profile is a downhill slope so it should be a fast one. Although the start is the only time we can glimpse the mountains, it would be complicated to … Continue reading

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Tour of Alberta Stage 1

Another Tour of Albeta and another road trip. The start is in Lethbridge this year. A chance to visit with the kids, see what’s up in the south and take in stage 1. The race starts late afternoon so it … Continue reading

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ToA Stage 6 – Edmonton

Today is the final stage of the 2015 Tour of Alberta. Murray and I look forward to this stage as it is an 11 lap circuit in downtown Edmonton, has some exciting hill climbs, crazy fast descents and is walkable. … Continue reading

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ToA Stage 4 – Jasper to Marmot Basin

Up early again. Outside temp at Wabasso Campground is a balmy 2 C. We break camp in record time and scoot up Marmot Road. Get stopped at the gates to the ski hill. G & M, folks we met yesterday, … Continue reading

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ToA Stage 3 – Grande Cache to Miette Hot Springs

Panic. Slept in. Managed to miss two alarms. 45 mins. behind and haven’t even started to pack the tent. We don’t know if we will be able to turn right out of the campground and get up to the finish … Continue reading

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ToA Stage 2 – County of Grande Prairie

Oh today is cold one. It is like one of those really cold mountain days with condensation on the inside of the fly dripping onto the tent above our heads. Inside the tent is actually quite warm from our body … Continue reading

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ToA Stage 1 – Grande Prairie

Start is a long way from where we are. 400km at least. We packed yesterday and just had to get a few things out to the car. 8:55 , 25 minutes late but still should have loads of time. It’s … Continue reading

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