She cried when I left and I promised I'd come back. The mountains really didn't want me to leave - The terrain out of Banff toward Calgary is downhill but the wind and the rain this day was pushing me back to the mountains. It was a wet day and I encountered my first flat tire. After my first replacement tube exploded, knocking me on my butt and leaving my ears ringing, I was back in action for the remainder of my 135 km ride to my friend Greg's place in Airdrie just north of the Calgary airport.
6/15/2010 04:47:50 am
Lovely pictures. You will have a beautiful travelogue. I enjoyed Calgary years ago; got on the wrong turn, got lost and drove Grandpa to the airport which I never lived down..... hope you got the tire fixed; walking is too slow.... Hugs, Grandma
6/15/2010 10:04:36 am
Oh, my God!! You found my "little bird"!!!rsrs I knew he was there... I really knew that! He loves you!! :o) Good shot of the day!!
Wow, i've been having so much fun following your blog, you seem to have such wonderful family and friends, and it's so much fun reading your stories. I LOVE the photos! I'd heard there are mountain goats in the rocky mountains, and i wondered if you would see any, and you did, such awesome photos. Your blog would make an awesome book because of your gorgeous photos...i would buy it :) I liked the birdie too cris :)
6/15/2010 11:37:23 pm
6/17/2010 06:02:26 am
I´m really envy about your trip,
6/17/2010 01:20:31 pm
Yes, a book is a really nice thing with all these photos and also about your amazing adventure. Barb, I like joking with Kevin about "little bird". We live so far away, so my little bird is a kind of bridge! :o)
6/19/2010 09:31:05 am
Hi Kevin: making strawberry jam today (now that should conjure up fond memories!)& listening to CBC...an hour on cycling: interviews, stories etc. One story of a family, mom, dad & 3 boys ages 1yr to 7 yrs, cycling across Canada...wrote a book "Mud, Sweat and Gears" (I think that is the name of a cycling shop in Ellicottville, NY!) Played a good travelling song ..Gord Lightfoot's "Carefree Highway"; may that be your theme... keep on turning those wheels! Sue
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Raised on a farm in Dunnville Ontario Canada, Kevin Glenney has been living and working in Minneapolis MN for the past 10 years as an aerodynamics and systems engineer. Kevin has an adventurous spirit and loves experiencing all that the world has to offer. He has also lived in France and Brazil on various occasions and speaks both French and Portuguese. This is the next chapter in his exciting life.