The Mountains are Coming, The Mountains are Coming!

So the day after my last entry we biked 140km! We went through Brandon, which was flooded. We finally found a place to camp beside a flag pole commemorating a now defunct school board. That night the wind almost blew our tent down!

The next day we crossed the border in Saskatchewan!

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That night we slept in nice couples yard. The forecast called for lots of rain the next day, so we got up and were on the road by 7:30! This may not seem like a big deal but usually we aren’t on the road until 11.

That day we stopped for a pancake breakfast, in the arena of some little town with no restaurant. The ladies were really nice and gave us extra helpings!

That night we made it to a rest stop outside Broadview. It was a short day, since we had the wind (gusting to 50km/hr!) in our face as well as rain to contend with. In the morning we had to make a quick getaway since some hooligan had added this to the years of other graffiti.

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That night we stopped at a house and they told us about a spot down the road to camp. We woke up the next day with our sights on Moose Jaw and some local beers.

We ran into another cyclists on the highway, or rather he came flying up from behind us and scared the *insert expletive here* out of us. We ended up cruising and chatting with Darrell. Turns out he is a cop and clocked us at 28km/hr, luckily he decided to let us go! He also suggested we take Victoria to Albert through Regina instead of the hwy. Finally we got through Regina, but not before I got a nail in my tire! Luckily it just got the tread and I didn’t get a flat.
Finally we made it to Moose Jaw! We went to our hosts house, the wonderful Glenda and Larry!

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We were shown the showers and laundry and then treated to a wonderful dinner! Glenda shared some local history with us before we went in search of a provincial beer.

We ended up at the best pub in town: Bobby’s Place.

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We chatted with Bobby about beer. He also gave us a lesson in Scotch.

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We made it back to home base and quickly fell into a deep slumber. We slept in the next day. Once we finally dragged ourselves out of bed Glenda made us some breakfast. After we chatted with Glenda and Larry for a while we were off to the bike shop to get some maintenance done.

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We chatted with Boh for a while and he told us about his bike tour of Cuba, which sounds awesome!

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While our bikes were in the shop we went to grab a burger and a drink. When we were there we decided to spend another night in Moose Jaw. Luckily we found another place to stay! Keri and her son Drae.

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Keri is an urban farmer and bikes around town to all her plots. We hung out with them and once Drae went to bed we shared a bottle of wine with Keri and had some great conversation.

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The next day we were off again.

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We spent the next night at an abandoned rest stop. We watched some distant lightning and then it was time to sleep. The next night we slept at another rest stop. We got some intense wind and rain that night and had a temporary River flowing beside the tent. Luckily we made it through the night without getting wet! 

The following day we got to go on another bike ride!

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And finally we come to tonight where we are staying at a visitor centre, don’t worry we called ahead to get permission. Tomorrow we will be in Alberta! Soon we will be in the mountains!

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