Canmore is awesome. The CXC Team left Silver Star on Monday and I moved in with the national team – a small group including Morgan Smyth, Lindsay Williams, and coach Abi Holt. Monday was a relaxing day off, doing almost nothing, after a full weekend of racing at Sovereign. We spent Tuesday on the road, driving through Rogers Pass between Silver Star and Canmore.
Needless to say, that’s some pretty cool country, passing through several Provincial and National Parks. It was a bit overcast, but conditions were safe and we made good time. Abi’s iPod provided almost endless entertainment over the journey and her iPhone got us from Point A to Point B without hassle.
After a long day on the road, a good wood fired pizza from Rocky Mountain Flatbread in Canmore hit the spot. Between the Dryer’s new brick oven pizza and the Rivers Eatery in Cable, I feel like I’m becoming a connoisseur of wood fired pizza.
Of the three pizza’s we ordered, my favourite (we are in Canada, eh?) included chicken, cherry tomatoes, and apple. I’ve never had apple on a pizza and was admittedly skeptical, but it tasted great. Apple slices would be an excellent addition to my personal favorite: the Eau Claire, with barbecue sauce, chicken, and dried cranberries. I’ll have to order that next time I’m in Cable.
Of course, the skiing in Canmore this morning was awesome. Great to be back.