Winter is awesome!

It appears that many Beez enjoy the winters and go xc skiing, downhill skiing, backcountry skiing or snowshoeing. In my opinion it’s a GREAT time of the year, and a good workout on the xc ski or snowshoe trails in the sunshine when the snow is perfect and there is no cars or traffic lights or noise …  is hard to beat! Add to that lunch with your friends afterwards at the cabin (yes, socially distanced) and you have a perfect winter’s day!

Here is a good article that might be helpful for those of you who still dread the winters … 

Checking in …

To all the Beez that are isolating, distancing or quarantining: I hope you are all doing well! I know some started getting out on your bikes but for now, we cannot encourage any group rides!

I wanted to send some links to wonderful films from the Banff Film Festival … Just in case you have some indoor time on your hands 🙂

The Frozen Road 

Blood Road

I’m also attaching the full list of films available online that aired within the Banff Film Festival over the years. Some real gems in there!

Stay healthy!!

Banff Films

 

Let’s do our part!

Plastic

Bob recently shared this link to a BC Government survey on plastics waste:

“It helps if more people participate. You can be one.”

https://cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/plastics/

Please make sure to fill it out! We want to continue riding in an unpolluted environment, and we have to do our part. On that note, Frances’ suggestion makes a lot of sense:

“Lots of people making small changes can make a big difference. As cyclists who often stop at coffee shops after our rides, we can be big users of plastic. This applies more to those of us that drink cold drinks as those tend to be sold in plastic cups with straws. Since we usually have empty water bottles on our bikes by the time we stop at the coffee shop, consider asking the staff to put your purchased drink in your empty water bottle instead of using a single use plastic cup!”

For all our hot and cold beverages before and after a ride, let’s make sure to use reusable containers, whether it’s our water bottle or a porcelain mug at the coffee store. No more paper or plastic cups!