Trip Start Aug 25, 2008
31Trip End Sep 2008
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It turns out that he's also a rider and a local pastor. We have a great conversation over breakfast and he suggests some great local roads for me to ride on my way. I see the roads but don't have time to take them. I need to cover more kilometers today than a leisurely, zigzag ride will allow.
I'm back on Highway 16, which merges into the TransCanada, Highway 1 in about the middle of Manitoba. Although it's a four lane, well-maintained road it isn't a freeway and goes through towns, with all their stop lights and traffic so I'm slowing to the official limit of 60 kph or less with every town
The terrain changes noticeably as I cross into Ontario from Manitoba. (Unfortunately, the weather doesn't change much.) There are lakes galore. Many of the lakes have numerous little islands, all of them covered with trees. Frequently I'm riding on what seems to be a causeway, with a lake on either side of me.
With all the camping I've been doing I've gotten way behind on blog entries, so I decide to come in out of the rain and get a motel room where I can plug in the laptop and type up these entries. The internet connection is sporadic so I don't know exactly when I'll be able to upload but at least everything's typed up. I'll try from the lobby in the morning. My cousin Laura's husband, Lynn, is from Michigan and he's given me the number for his mother and brother, both of whom I've met at family events that bring them out from Michigan. Since I'll be passing through their neighborhood (well... their state) I give Roger a call and he invites me to spend the night when I come through. I'm grateful for the offer and will take him up on it in a couple of days.