Monthly Archives: July 2013

Day 28 Kenora to Dryden

The light rain on the tent served as a precursor of what was to come. It had stopped by the time I got up and packed up my tent. We were cooking breakfast and while I was under the tent … Continue reading

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Day 27 Rest Day in Kenora

By now some rest day activities have become routine: laundry and bike cleaning/maintenance. I was up by just after 7:00 so I could get organized and down to the laundry when it opened at 8:00. While waiting for my clothes … Continue reading

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Day 26 Back-to-back Centuries

My sleep was rudely interrupted around 3:00 am by very loud thunder, bright lightening flashes and rain pelting down hard on the tent. The storm sounded like it was directly overhead. I’m sure the lightening was spectacular but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Day 25 Beausejour Bound

Our second century ride of the tour began with breakfast at 6:30. By 7:00 am we were underway leaving the Portage fair grounds and heading out of town. It was another beautiful morning and the secondary highway we were on … Continue reading

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Day 24 Minnedosa to Portage

After last night’s storm blew through it cleared off. This morning we left camp under blue skies and a crosswind. As we headed towards Neepawa the winds shifted back and forth between crosswind and headwinds but they weren’t to strong. … Continue reading

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Day 23 Binscarth to Minnedosa

The first few drops of rain have us scurrying for our tents so I can work on my blog early tonight. Again there is no cell service here and although there is Wifi you need to be over near to … Continue reading

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Day 21 First Century Ride

Every so often you come across a real gem! Today was the first century ride of the tour. A century ride is one that exceeds 100 miles. We left Regina in a headwind that stayed with us most of the … Continue reading

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Day 22 Goodbye Saskatchewan

After yesterday’s century ride everyone seemed a little slower getting started this morning. Even so Alberta +1 was underway by 7:30. We continued to ride through the Qu’Appelle Valley for the first 35 k or so before turning to climb … Continue reading

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Day 20 Regina Rest Day

It felt good to sleep in until around 7 instead of the usual 5:30. I worked a bit on my blog (Wifi still slow) before going to breakfast with about 17 of our group. After breakfast Mike, Michel and I … Continue reading

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Day 19 On to Regina

Our fifth day in a row of riding was a somewhat uneventful ride through the prairies. We were on the road ┬áby 7:30. The start of the ride was a steep gravel road out of the campground that was a … Continue reading

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