Manitoba

Day 27: Thursday, July 4

BB has her entourage of mosquitoes and I now have my own groupies. Unfortunately my following makes me feel a little like Pig-Pen from the Peanuts comic strip. Horse flies and regular flies swarm me while I'm riding, but when I stop, they back off...a little bit. I knew I was in trouble when I...
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Day 26: Wednesday, July 3

We left Graeme's around 6:30 a.m. so we could beat the heat; however, it was already muggy and at least 20 degrees. It took us about an hour and a half to get out of the city. By the time we passed the Royal Canadian Mint the temperature raised another 5 degrees and the roads...
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One more day…

We had to get up early today so I could get to CTV's studio for the Morning Live show. Lynn and BB watched as I did my live on-air interview with Kris Laudien. Kris was great; which helped me get over my nervousness. (The link from CTV is no longer available, sorry!) After the interview, we...
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Things to do in Winnipeg

Happy Canada Day! The first priority on Friday was to stop at a bike shop and replace my tube. We went to Olympia Cycle and Ski. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Tim changed my tube for free. We went for lunch with Lynn at Boogies Diner and Sports Lounge, which has delicious home-cooked...
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Day 25: Thursday, June 27

We got off to a late start as usual! As we were riding out of Portage la Prairie we came across a large Coca-Cola can. Coke has been my end of the day routine since we began this trip. I don't know what it is about this sweet nectar of the Gods, but at the...
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Day 24: Wednesday, June 26

Muriel made us a lovely breakfast of French toast, sausages, and fresh fruit. What a great way to begin the day! (Thank you Muriel for letting us stay with you and for the wonderful meals!) We left early taking advantage of the cloud cover. As we travelled out of Brandon, the cloud cover turned into glaring...
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Day 23: Tuesday, June 25

Today was a bad day of battling headwinds and the grueling heat. I made the "intelligent" decision this morning to dump my extra bottle of water to lighten the load. I figured the ride would be short (77 kilometres) and if I needed to get more water, we could stop at a gas station. I...
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Day 22: Monday, June 24

Not a cloud graced the sky today. No amount of sunscreen can protect our skin!
We are closer to my favourite Canadian city...Winnipeg! The downside? The bugs have steadily increased with each kilometre we travel. One crafty bug went straight into my mouth and hit the back of throat causing an instant gag reflex!
I damn near...
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