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Friday, August 12, 2011

Tunder Bay [sic]

We have been traveling in Ontario ( ie the center of the universe), for the past week. We have seen more and had more challenges than all of the prairies. With a hill every twenty feet, narrow shoulders seemingly at random and construction behind every turn, it has been exciting. After a much needed day off in Thunder Bay, we are preparing for bigger challenges to come. Evidently, all the hills we have been hitting haven't been big enough ( I think they have been). After hitting the half way mark across Canada, it has been easier to see the finish line. With such foresight we are able to re-think our gear. Leaving the uncertainty of B.C., and the bleakness of the plains, we can now discard most of the non essentials. A glorious day to be sure. Less weight also means less broken spokes, which I have busted two of already.
We start heading east again after our day off. I think I am going to enjoy cruising by the Lakes for the next while. Who knows, I might even get cell service again.

Joe

4 comments:

  1. I am so impressed with what you have accomplished.
    You should know that we are all routing for you. You are doing a terrific job.
    Mom

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  2. Wow you guys will be done now before you know it! Gees what an adventure!

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  3. Less weight indeed! I picked up the package of your extra gear the other day and couldn't believe how heavy it was. That'll certainly lighten your load.
    Stay safe.
    Xo
    Christine

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  4. Others may have doubted you guys would complete your trip but we never did! And look at you now! Less weight to pack and less weight on your bodies to pack making the trip even more fun as you go. The pictures are marvelous You really are seeing Canada and raising money for a great cause too. Way to go guys. Good luck on the rest (or the downhill part) of your trip. Mom.

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