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June 11, 2005

Gladstone to Winnipeg. DAY: 159.12km. ODO: 3,239km. AVS: 23.1km/h. MXS: 38.5km/h. ATM: 6:51:35. [Text pending]

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West Nile Tour, 2005

June 10, 2005

Wasagaming to Gladstone. DAY: 128.58km. ODO: 3,080km. AVS: 21.4km/h. MXS: 47.0km/h. ATM: 6:00:04. Tired after a night of audible woodcutting, I set out once again. I travelled south to Minnedosa, passing through the valley of the Little Saskatchewan River (labelled on the CAA map as the “Minnedosa River”, for some reason). It was a tough…

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June 9, 2005

Roblin to Wasagaming (Riding Mountain National Park). DAY: 173.17km. ODO: 2,951km. AVS: 22.7km/h. MXS: 51.5km/h. ATM: 7:37:42. When I woke up, I looked out the window, turned on the television weather station, and then packed and left (after a hearty breakfast!). It was overcast (mostly cloudy), and the wind was out of the south-west. This…

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A day off to dry out

June 8, 2005

Roblin (Sightseeing). DAY: 00.0km. ODO: 2,778km. AVS: 0.0km/h. MXS: 0.0km/h. ATM: 0:00:00. I decided to take a rest, and stay in Roblin another day, as it doesn’t really seem like that bad a place. I slept in a bit, stocked up on groceries, bought some nice environmentally-friendly Scotch Guard for my panniers, and read a…

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At least it’s not snowing

June 7, 2005

Yorkton to Roblin, MB. DAY: 95.26km. ODO: 2,778km. AVS: 14.8km/h. MXS: 42.0km/h. ATM: 6:24:01. If every day was like today, I’d have packed it in and flown to Costa Rica by now. When I got up this morning, it was quite cool, and fully overcast (it had been clear and mild when I went to…

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Attack of the Ticks!

June 6, 2005

B-Say Tah to Yorkton. DAY: 134.32km. ODO: 2,683km. AVS: 19.6km/h. MXS: 37.50km/h. ATM: 6:51:06. A tough day. I was travelling nroth-east on highway 10, and I had a headwind the whole way, though at least it was mainly sunny-overcast. I’m not so good, so far, at identifying birds of prey (unless they have a white…

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Back on the road

June 5, 2005

Regina to B-Say Tah (Echo Valley Provincial Park). DAY: 89.50km. ODO: 2,548km. AVS: 20.3km/h. MXS: 54.5km/h. ATM: 4:23:30. I left Regina at 10:00, but wasted a whole hour trying to find a store that sells white gas, to no avail, so I didn’t actually leave the city limits until 11:00. I headed north-east, headed toward…

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Still Regina…

June 4, 2005

Regina (Sightseeing). DAY: 00.00km. ODO: 2,459km. AVS: 00.0km/h. MXS: 00.0km/h. ATM: 0:00. After a leisurely morning eating breakfast, drinking tea and reading the Globe and Mail, I wandered over to the library to do a little research on central Manitoba, in preparation for the next leg of my trip. After that, I went to two…

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More Regina…

June 3, 2005

Regina (Sightseeing). DAY: 00.00km. ODO: 2,459km. AVS: 00.0km/h. MXS: 00.0km/h. ATM: 0:00. I decided to walk out to the RCMP Museum, which is located at the site of Canada’s only RCMP Training facility. It turned out to be a little further than I thought – 10km. Most of my thinking in terms of calculating distances…

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More Regina…

June 2, 2005

Regina (Sightseeing). DAY: 00.00km. ODO: 2,459km. AVS: 00.0km/h. MXS: 00.0km/h. ATM: 0:00. The weather here is more erratic than I have been accustomed to lately. There have been a couple of thundershowers, and last night there was a tornado warning. Just my luck to be sleeping in the top of the house, right under the…

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