The Yellowfly Century

There's a pattern emerging where every day is the longest day I've ever ridden. After a Canada Day rest day in Calgary, we hit the road this morning with fresh legs and panniers full of food. Today was our first real day in the prairies, since entering Calgary also involved an awesome roll from Banff. It started out very novel and exciting but I'm already getting tired of how flat and boring the scenery is. Comparing southern Alberta to southern BC is hardly fair, but I can't help it. Calgary is obscenely sprawling. We rode for two hours before actually leaving the city, which anywhere else would bring you through a half dozen municipalities, with their own character. The city itself is nice, and I have friends there that love it, but it's really not for me. I've also noticed that I've been writing these posts at the end of each ride, when my energy levels are lowest, and my mood the hangriest. I'm trying to keep it light. But seriously... today was so flat and hot and boring. We have heard that the wind, like the mountains in BC, will be the big determining factor in how well our days go. Today we had a pretty consistent head wind from the south east at about 15km/h. I'm looking forward to the day with a 50km/h tail wind.

Ride Stats

Distance161.6 km
Elevation Gain440 m
Start Time 7:56 am
Riding Time 7 hours, 13 minutes
Total Time 8 hours, 48 minutes
Average Speed22.3 km/h
Top Speed54.4 km/h
Average Temperature26.0 °C
Average Power84.1 W
Energy Burned2440.0 Calories
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