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2021 Images

Favorite images from trips throughout 2021

Home for the night. Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park, January 14th.
Chinook blowing in, January 24th.  Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park.
The Fat Viking’s Elbow, January 31st.
Three wolves travelling on Lake Minnewanka at sunset, February 20th.
Coldbike (my friend Doug Dunlop)  no tent, no tarp, no bivy … and with a full barista kit. Romulus Backcountry CG, February 28th.
March 11 sunset, gravel grinding overnighter in Rockyview County, Alberta.
March 12 sunrise, gravel grinding overnighter in Rockyview County, Alberta.
April, Lake Minnewanka margin riding.  Almost hardly nothing to go wrong here; almost hardly.
April, rain, snow, mud.  Banff National Park.  DIY composite rack and X-Pac VX21 panniers.
Nature as sculptor. Lake Minnewanka Shoreline Trail, April 22nd.
Ready for ? Thanks to Liz Sampey for the detailed recommendations!
May. Spring exposes avalanche debris. East End of Rundle.
May scenic gravel grinding.  Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park.
More May gravel grinding.  Elbow Sheep Wildland Provincial Park.
Sporty “riding” conditions.  May 20th snowstorm in the upper Elbow River Valley.
Rollingdale on duty!  More May gravel’ish grinding.
Sunrise on Lake Minnewanka Shoreline Trail. May 27.
A Spring ritual with my sweety.  June 1st.
June 2nd bikerafting.  Lower Elk Lake Provincial Park, B.C.
A little deeper than Kevin expected. June 5th, Bighorn Backcountry.
Not summer yet. June 11, Rawson Lake.
A rare portrait of a naked Rollingdale. : )
Not naked Rollingdale. June 14th, Elbow Lake.
Summer solstice! Pierre Greys Lakes Provincial Park, June 21st.
Ready for summer bikepacking!
Some bike pushing required! Lake Minnewanka Shoreline Trail, July 7th.
Looking like I may get wet while bike pushing. July 7th.
Just made it! July 7th. The heaviest storm I’ve been in some years! The MSR Carbon Reflex 1 kept me dry in rain, hail, and high winds during a storm that lasted about 15 hours. Highly recommended as a summer tent.
Sunset riding in the Upper Elk Valley, July 15th.
Test riding some new prototypes on the High Rockies Trail (a segment of the GDMBR). Up front a single carbon fibre aerobar with multi-position elbow rest (190 grams); and a waterproof FireballBag (6 litres, 120 grams). Out back, a pair of RacklessPanniers (each 10 litres, 275 grams). Camp shoes are being used as a dropper-post compatible fender and attached with a 20″ Voile Strap. The frame has a custom full length top tube bag, DIY high-volume frame bag, and a FenderBag. An XL StraddleBag securely holds bear spray and a 700ml Aquabot. August 1.
Dale Marchand – Rollingdale Cycles – with one of his masterpieces!
Jonathan Hayward, founder of the AR 500/700, ripping it up on the High Rockies Trail, August 14th.
Shawn Savage (L) and Colton Ponto (R) Heading for the finish line of the 2021 Alberta Rockies race, August 17th. East End of Rundle.
Trish Holt getting it done in difficult conditions. Alberta Rockies 700 Finish Line, August 19th.
Bikerafting from home. August 23rd.
Fording Pass scouting with L & L, August 30th.
More Fording Pass scouting, August 30th.
My friend Kevin Wirtanen taking it all in near the end of an epic day of fatbiking. Bighorn Backcountry, September 8th.
Elk Lakes Provincial Park B.C. September 15th. -10 degrees Celsius!
There was enough wind coming down the Kootenay Valley that this long time exposure blurred a bit. Confluence of Kootenay and White Rivers, September 26th.
Guy on another overnighter, Kootenay Palliser FSR. Photo by Peter Fordham.
Sunset over Elpoca Mountain, October 5th.
Science experiments, backpack on rear rack and low-volume pannier system. Lake Minnewanka Shoreline Trail, October 21st.
Ya Ha Tinda backcountry at sunset, October 27th. This picture was taken shortly after I’d cycled out of an area where 2 or 3 bears (mother and two older cubs?) were on a kill. One of the bears got around behind me on the trail…not ideal. The ravens and jays were looking out for me!
Global Fatbike Day! Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, December 4th.

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