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Regina’s not so bad…

June 1, 2005

Regina (Sightseeing). DAY: 00.00km. ODO: 2,459km. AVS: 00.0km/h. MXS: 00.0km/h. ATM: 0:00. I am sticking arond Regina for a few days, to give the foot a little rest and to reflect on the state of this adventure so far, and whether I am likely to continue to enjoy travelling this way. Assuming that I do,…

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Some days I just have to bitch

May 31, 2005

Tuxford to Regina. DAY: 89.04km. ODO: 2,459km. AVS: 17.6km/h. MXS: 38.0km/h. ATM: 5:03. I woke up at 5:00am, as all of those lovely birds that I am so fond of were all chattering up a storm. However, as I was awake, I did notice two White-tailed Deer standing twelve feet away from my tent. They…

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Hitchcock’s squirrels

May 30, 2005

Tuxford (Sightseeing). DAY: 37.26km. ODO: 2,370km. AVS: 22.0km/h. MXS: 51.0km/h. ATM: 1:41. Since I’ve been here, I have seen: White Pelicans, Common Loon, Western Grebe, American Wigeon, Franklin’s Gull, Spruce Grouse, Grey Catbird, Rufous-sided Towhee (spotted western) and a Chipping Sparrow. As I am staying another night, I wanted a little more food. The small…

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Finally… Sex!

May 29, 2005

Cutbank to Tuxford (Buffalo Pound Provincial Park). DAY: 152.00km. ODO: 2,332km. AVS: 21.9km/h. MXS: 47.0km/h. ATM: 6:56. As I was packing up, an American Goldfinch dropped in to feed on the dandelions. They were much higher than he, a problem he solved by walking up the stem until the top tipped to the ground and…

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Dief the Lake

May 28, 2005

Saskatoon to Cutbank (Danielson Provincial Park): DAY: 108.57km. ODO: 2,180km. AVS: 24.6km/h. MXS: 42.5km/h. ATM: 4:24. I left Saskatoon at the bright and early hour of 12:00 noon today. I followed highway 291, a little-used southbound route that follows, roughly, the South Saskatchewan River. I passed a great little marsh where I saw a Horned…

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Let’s just make this more difficult

May 27, 2005

Saskatoon (Sightseeing). DAY: 0.0km. ODO: 2,072km. AVS: 0.0km. MXS: 0.0km. ATM: 0:00. Well, while I was immersing myself in popular culture last evening, my wallet un-immersed itself from my back pocket. Losing my wallet is traumatic for me, rather like the prospect of castration. In some ways, I feel like my identity is packaged within…

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Roughing it in Saskatoon

May 26, 2005

Biggar to Saskatoon. DAY: 109.23km. ODO: 2,072km. AVS: 21.4km. MXS: 47.0km. ATM: 5:05. Saskatoon. It has a melodic sound to it, like it should be the subject of a Gordon Lightfoot song. Maybe I should write one for him. I was on the road by 8:00 this morning, as it was too bloody cold to…

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More wind…

May 25, 2005

Kerrobert to Biggar. DAY: 96.34km. ODO: 1,963km. AVS: 23.3km/h. MXS: 73.0km/h. ATM: 4:08. For the most part, I had a tail wind, but it was from an angle, so it was partly a cross-wind too. The highway generally goes east, but once in a while it will dogleg to the north, to pass around old…

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May 24, 2005

Consort to Kerrobert, SK. DAY: 134.22km. ODO: 1,866km. AVS: 24.5km/h. MXS: 65.0km/h. ATM: 5:28. Dark clouds were hovering, the sun poking through only occasionally, and the weather report showed rain everywhere between Prince Rupert and Winnipeg. I packed, and dressed, expecting rain, and left Consort at 9:30 with the tailwind still my companion. However, it…

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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…

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