Time to get a mountain bike

Now that I live in the mountains, I decided to break my vow and buy a mountain bike. The snow hasn’t quite melted enough but I couldn’t wait any longer. I’m keeping my old bike for now. It’s an ’89 Fiore that I must have put 10,000 miles on it over 25 years and it still rides like a dream.

I picked a Norco Storm 7.1. Here it is on today’s ride.


There are a couple of mountain scrambles that require you to bike up to the starting point. 

Pyramid mountain is something I’d like to bag this summer. The pic here shows it in the background of the town of Jasper. As you can see on the map, there’s a 14 km (8 1/2 mile) bike ride before you start climbing.