Calgary to Vancouver

August 25, 2013

I recently finished a solo tour from Calgary, AB to Vancouver, BC.  What a beautiful part of the world!

For anyone interested in the route - I took the Trans-Canada Highway through Banff and Lake Louise.  I turned south at Sicamous and followed the Okanagan Valley down to Penticton.  From there I took the Crowsnest Highway west to Vancouver.  There are several different possible routes, and I would happily ride Calgary to Vancouver another 2 or 3 times, taking a different way each time.

For anyone interested in the performance of the Revolution - I mostly rode with the Revolution plugged in to an external battery, keeping my phone easily available for maps or photos (I took over 400 in 10 days!).  At night I plugged the phone into the battery in my tent, and in the morning the phone was fully charged.  After an hour or two on the bike, the external battery was also back to 100%.

And lastly, I was on the bike for about 53 hours.  Assuming 2.5W, I generated 132.5Wh, enough to charge an iPhone5 24 times - just about 2.5 full charges each day.  Not bad!