0 flat tires, 1 radio interview, 10 minutes of rain, 9 hours and 241 KM on the bike later and- just like that- I had made it from Swift Current to Regina, Saskatchewan. Other then the magnificent views along the way the ride was pretty uneventful, which I was grateful for given that the last few days were filled with far too much rain and far too many flat tires. Strangely, when you bike across Canada ‘uneventful’ becomes a good thing.
Left to Right:
Kristyn Friesen, Erin Kot, Laura Friesen, Blaine Friesen & myself
However, I am not sure if entirely agree with their opinion that this statue and I look a like. They insisted the city had erected it in my honour. You be the judge.
I have to admit, as nice as it has been to share so many moments and memories with the strangers I have encountered along the way, it was even more wonderful to trade stories, drinks and laughter with old friends last night. It made me both a little homesick to have a little taste of all that I am missing out on back home at the moment, but also really excited to know that each day brings me closer to my friends and family in Toronto and Ottawa- and the celebrations that will surely follow.
For now, I am doing my best to resist these urges and just live in the moment, enjoying my journey and whatever it brings with it. Today, I plan on resting and recharging in Regina before I attempt to tackle the 360 KM between here and Brandon, Manitoba tomorrow.
I am happily using today as an opportunity to oversleep and overeat in preparation for that lengthy trek.
Total Kilometers Biked: 1996 KM