Last Sunday, the 12th I think, the sun was shining for a change so I packed up and headed out for a solo 2 or 3 day blast from Edmonton, Alberta, east to west over the Going to the Sun Highway, Glacier Park, Montana. 1500 Km round trip, the weather was (pretty) great, the roads were fun, the views, especially the the constantly changing sky, spectacular. But, first things first. AGTSWP - All good trips start with PANCAKES! I decided to divert myself from the boring ride on No. 2 to Calgary with some tunes to my Scala headset - big mistake! The sound was bad, and while slightly distracted thinking about how to fix it, I almost pulled into the fender of a rapidly passing Ford Mustang :eek1 . I read Face Plant all the time and am struck by how little mistakes (trying to ride with an untested system, in this case) can combine with a random chance (car passing in passing land at high speed) can turn into disaster. It didn't in this case - just a a sphincter moment and a stern warning to concentrate on job one! A stop in Red Deer for a Timmy's helped to get back on track. About noon I made my way through the traffic nightmare that is Calgary, got a bite of lunch in Okatoks, and headed south for highway 22, the Cowboy Trail. The prairie sky started it's two day show as I made my way on some back roads to Longview. I've always wanted to make one of these shots look cool - maybe next time The pictures just don't do justice to the skyscape. Better photographer? Better camera Rolling south past Chain Lakes, onward to Pincher Creek, with the foothills turning into mountains on my right. No traffic - I am in awe of the sky. This is why I ride. I'm now singing in my helmet!