Day 3 – Friendly Cyclists

It was hard to say “Good Bye” to Ron and Irene; they have been so warm and hospitable towards us. I know it wasn’t a final “fare well” because I work with their daughter and will see them again when they visit her.

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This is the hospital in Kenora overlooking the beautiful Lake of the Woods.Ron took me there two years ago after I had my accident. I was in such pain that I was sure I had broken something. The X-ray revealed no broken bones.

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This year, leaving Kenora, we met two friendly cyclists who were doing the loop around the town, a beautiful place to live and cycle.

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Saturday, we cycled 165 km from Clearwater Bay to Dryden. Half-way there, we met Patrick Whidden, who is riding across Canada for the homeless. You can check out his cause at “Journey Towards Heroes and Homes.” We shared our food with him (he is trying to live on $11.25 / day) and invited him to ride with us.

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We are amazingly matched in ability. For two days, we will have a drafting partner. It sure helps with the ride.

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In Dryden, we were met and welcomed by Del and Brenda S. for more good food, fellowship and a friendly place to rest for two nights.

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