Last night we were woken up with pouring rain from time to time, and we were a little reluctant to leave the tent. We slept through the alarm again, so we didn’t hit the road until 10 am. We had a big headwind and just 20 km out of Dryden, it started to pour, without back brakes, fogged up sunglasses and narrowing shoulders with transport trucks zooming by, we felt very unsafe so we went to the first open Motel we could find. The manager was very talkative, and although he couldn’t get us a deal, he let us air out our stuff and keep our bikes in his garage. He even drove us into town to do some grocery shopping. It was nice to lounge around indoors for a change.
Fun facts, stats and lessons learned
Distance travelled today: 44.5 km
Total distance travelled: 4217.8 km
Starting point: Bobby’s Sports Store parking lot, Vermillion Bay
Our Route: Trans Canada (Highway 17) all day. The roads and shoulder were pretty good all day, except the shoulder disappeared in Dryden.
Ending point: Dryden Motel & Suites, Dryden
- Whomever said that the prevailing winds are from the west was lying.