Day 6 and 7. Winnipeg. Our destination and turn-around point

After such a crappy day on the road yesterday we were looking forward to some decent weather. The day dawned bright and sunny so we were pretty pumped about that. Betty made us a great breakfast and then we hit the road. A lot of our stuff was still wet. So wet, in fact, that we had to wear our rain pants because of the water that would be flying off the bike as we rode.

The wind was light and the road flat and straight as we headed east. Our plan was to ride to Portage La Prairie for fuel and a break which was a bout 170 km. It was easy going and no more tiring than far shorter runs on rougher, more technical roads. A quick coffee and yak with an old fellow beside us in Timmy’s and we were ready to go. The TCH has been quite rough into ‘Peg in years past but it obviously been upgraded because it continued to be a great ride.  A short run today of only about 270 km and it was as easy as pie. Love the tunes on the new bike. Let’s hear it for MP3!

Riding throughWinnipeg is getting easier and easier each time we go there. A quick look at the map to confirm and we knew exactly where we were going to get to Uncle Vic’s. We pulled into his place just after noon and had a great visit. Shortly after Rick and Pat arrived and we were all headed out for Chinese. Great visit so far.

We had a great sleep that night and because we didn’t have to hit the road, we had a chance to sleep in. How cool is that?! Uncle Vic made his famous mush and we visited some more. Arlene and I took the time to wash the bikes then shortly after headed out to do some errands. We bought Uncle Vic a new clock because he asked me to fix his old clock which was completely broken. I told him we bought a few parts to fix the old one: face, hands, movement, that sort of thing. 🙂

Later we were at Rick and Pat’s for dinner and a visit. Great meal and great visit. We headed home to Unce vic’s for the night and another great sleep.

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One Response to Day 6 and 7. Winnipeg. Our destination and turn-around point

  1. Jerry Maulin says:

    Planning on traveling up from Indiana to Wennipeg and then west to Baniff. Learning and looking for tips, side runs, or highlights to explore along the way. From there, likely south and back across South Dakota.

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