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Indian Briefs #6

February 8, 2014

A not-so-brief catch up on two months of travel.


Flexibility is key

May 23, 2005

Stettler to Consort. DAY: 159.24km. ODO: 1,732km. AVS: 32.7km/h. MXS: 57.5km/h. ATM: 4:52. I was up at 7:30. I made a point of getting up early to see if the wind was less powerful early on, but clearly, this isn’t necessarily the case. The speed of the north-westerly wind seemed to have doubled overnight, and…

Wind. Ugh!

May 22, 2005

Drumheller to Stettler. DAY: 108.18km. ODO: 1,573km. AVS: 18.4km/h. MXS: 43.0km/h. ATM: 5:52. Again, awake at the crack of dawn, but sluggish. I didn’t hit the road until noon. A big climb out of the Red Deer River valley started the day, but it was sunny, as usual. In case you’re wondering, the Achilles tendon…

Ah, humanity!

May 21, 2005

Drumheller (sightseeing). DAY: 41.93km. ODO: 1,465km. AVS: 18.5km/h. MXS: 45.0km/h. ATM: 2:15. Good morning campground! There’s nothing like country music blasting from someone’s car stereo at 7:00am to start the day, but at least I was up early for a change. Also for a change, I had a leisurely breakfast, featuring raisin granola in skim…

On the road again!

May 20, 2005

Calgary to Drumheller. DAY: 151.76km. ODO: 1,423km. AVS: 21.4km/h. MXS: 58.0km/h. ATM: 7:04. Though I suspected that perhaps my Achilles could use a longer rest, it was feeling considerably better, if still somewhat tender, and I decided to depart. I had still been unsuccessful at connecting with my cousin Ann-Louise and her family, but I…

STILL in Calgary

May 19, 2005

I’m actualy getting a little anxious to hit the road, as things are getting a bit dull here. Calgary doesn’t really have a neighbourhood in which I like to hang out (that I’ve found so far), and I’m tiring of the continuous presence of the crack demographic. Reality it may be, and I wouldn’t want…

Still in Cowtown. Or is it hogtown?

May 18, 2005

Calgary (sightseeing). DAY: 0.00km. ODO: 1,271km. AVS: 0.0km/h. MXS: 00.0km/h. ATM: 0:00. Is Calgary Cowtown or Hogtown? And why is one of those monikers assigned to Toronto? Someone please enlighten me. I’ve been wandering all day, but I’m not sure what I’ve done. Second Cup is now threatening to start charging me for WiFi use,…