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Confessions Of A Lazy Person : Not Biking In Whitefish

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Nine of us traveled to Whitefish for a biking bachelorette weekend this past weekend and I was the only one who didn’t bike. It wasn’t a hard decision for me as I still have no feeling in most of my foot and if I do too much my leg gets super achy and I’m just a little tired of achy. So I stayed back and did some swimming and hot tubbing and a bit of walking, which was really good because I’m supposed to be walking on an incline, good for the stiffness, and I haven’t been.

I’m okay with being the oddball in a group. I’m getting good at being that person. I like that everyone has accepted this part of me. I had no grief for it, although I had a great excuse, but I feel as though if I had not broken my leg this wonderful group of bike crazy women would have been very cool with me not participating (to my face). I love that.

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A Mini Hike Around Lake Trail At Island Lake Lodge

Island Lake Lodge - Lake Trail with children - beautiful stops

I couldn’t put my phone down at Island Lake Lodge on Sunday. It is just too beautiful and every time we turned a corner there was a new amazing site to see. We thought Lake Trail would be the perfect place to introduce hiking to our 3 and 2 year old and we were right…it was just enough hike for them. At the end, Rod biked down the new and hyped Lazy Lizard and we collected him at the bottom. In a couple years, maybe even next summer, we’ll take them on the Old Growth Trail and finish up with lunch on the Island Lake outdoor patio.

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Found On Twitter : Women’s Bike Camp

Views Of Fernie :: Top Of Hyper-extension

Rod took this photo of Ronan and Henry during his bike ride last night. It was a special occasion, Ronan’s first time on Hyper-extension with his new bike. Look how happy he is (on the left)! This is Henry’s millionth time but he’s just as happy as Ronan…if not more.
Fernie Mountain Bike - Hyper Extension - Ronan and Henry

From Straight Line Bicycle & Ski Blog :: August Bike Sale In Full Effect!

Straight Line August Bike Sale - 2010

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From 6:8 Photography – TransRockies 2010 Bike Race

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It seems that the population of Fernie has swelled quite a bit over the past few days as riders, their families, and spectators have descended on Fernie for the start of the 2010 TransRockies Mountain Bike Race. Read and See the rest here.

Microwave Towers – Top Of The Mountain Views

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Marie and I dropped a few boys off at The Microwave Towers so they could descend the mountain on 2 wheels, while we happily stayed on 4 big ones. The trip up to and down from Morrisey Ridge is bumpy and sketchy and requires a four-wheel drive vehicle that is reliable. Once you’re at the top, though, the views are spectacular. Para Gliders and Hang Gliders use this spot to launch themselves and mountain bikers begin their 3,500 ft descent down Dirt Diggler (one of the scariest drop-ins I’ve ever seen.) Approx 40 minutes up to the top starting on Coal Creek Road.

If don’t know where The Towers are, when you’re in town and you look East to find Castle Mountain, just follow that ridge South and you’ll see two shiny metal things sticking up. Those are The Microwave Towers.