A knock on my door at 9am. I get out of bed, put a towel around me and open the door. Time to check out, says an angry looking guy with some sheets.
As I put the paniers on the bike a boy of about ten stood and watched, then out onto the street I get some more attention, and spend a bit of time answering questions like where am I from? where am I cycling to? how much did the bike cost? I take my camera out and take a picture of a cow and some people sifting through a pile of rubbish. I’m well back and don’t zoom in on them, but it doesn’t feel right.
Just got to Regina, Saskatchewan and picked up the repaired laptop from the bus depot here. It’s great to have it back. I’m going to update this blog with some notes I’ve been making in my notebook over the past few weeks, so scroll down…
Still in Winnipeg. Still don’t have the laptop fixed so it’s going to be posted on to me and I’ll pick it up in Regina, Saskatchewan, about a week’s cycle away.
See the LegJoints Cycling Canada page for previous comments since I wasn’t able to post here.
I’m in Winnipeg. More than halfway across now. Not been able to post much recently due to a broken laptop – so no pictures and no video unitl it’s fixed. I’ll give the laptop fixers a call tomorrow but it probably won’t be ready and I can’t hang around here for weeks waiting for them to do it.
The bike’s ok though and heading off across the praries tomorrow. 1700km to Calgary, so if I can average 100km a day I should be going over the Rockies early October. Bought a warm sleeping bag recently and some warm cycling clothes, including tights, which look stupid but will probably be essential.
Battery on the laptop running low… Unable to send emails for some reason, but they let me into the country and I start cycling across it tomorrow.