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Day 37: Sunday, July 14

Today started out nice because it was overcast with light rain. When we stopped for lunch, it poured but when we came outside the rain stopped. We met a girl, Kim, who is bicycling by herself from east to west. That girl is brave! Besides BB making sure I survive on a daily basis, not having...
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Day 36: Saturday, July 13

We were going to get up early but the rain began to pour when the alarm went off so we slept a bit longer. Because of our late start, we had a late lunch at a scenic lookout that gave us a view of Lake Superior. It was breathtaking! As we finished lunch, Lara...
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Day 35: Friday, July 12

We had uphill battles and headwinds to deal with all day. The wind didn't make sense because no matter what direction the road turned we still got headwinds. After two hours of battling the wind I was so mad I started yelling at it. The more I cursed it, the harder it blew. To add to...
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Day 34: Thursday, July 11

With sadness we had to leave our host's place. They were lovely people to stay with and we learned a lot about Thunder Bay and the Finnish culture. (Thank you again for feeding us and letting us stay in your home. The tour of the city was fantastic!) They gave us a ride to the Terry...
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Day 33: Wednesday, July 10

Guess who woke up cranky this morning? Yep, me! Since it rained heavily all night, my shoes were still wet along with my rain jacket. My bike chain needed regreasing. And some of the stuff in my bag got wet. Turns out another one of my zippers broke. Oh, I can't forget to mention the...
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Day 32: Tuesday, July 9

Another long and gruelling day. It began with a family of crows trying to steal our food this morning. I had put my contact case on the picnic table, went to wash the dishes, and when I returned, BB was shooing the little thieves away! It was overcast for most of the day, which was a...
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Day 31: Monday, July 8

We had a great breakfast with Cathy. (Thanks again for everything!) We'll be missing her and her little dog, Harley! We left Dryden around 8 a.m. and saw Lois and Paul! This is a lot of fun seeing familiar faces on the road! It was a gruelling hot day travelling up and down hills. With all the...
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Day 30: Sunday, July 7

This is our last short ride day for a while so we figured we'd take advantage of it. This meant sleeping in until 8:00 and taking our time getting to our destination. We stopped at a little store (which was the only building around for miles) and had an early lunch while visiting with the...
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Day 29: Saturday, July 6

I never knew no-see-ums (aka sandflys, biting midges) could sting. They do, and they hurt a lot and leave an ugly red dot along with a white circle around the dot. I got bit a couple of times on my arm and leg, while BB got bit on her neck (which left a lumpy welt)....
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Day 28: Friday, July 5

We began our day with rain and ended it with rain; for the rest of the day it was hot and muggy! The shoulders got worse as we were leaving Manitoba. There were no shoulders, the white line was cracking into chunks of pavement, and the road was a single lane so it wasn't safe...
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