Day 18: Crazy Wind! Winnipeg to Clearwater Bay, ON – 183km
Our day started early because we had a live City TV interview in downtown Winnipeg at 6:15 am and then a radio interview with CHVN radio at 7:00 am. Both were lots of fun and very positive.
We got on the road at 8 am. The wind made the ride one of the most difficult days we have had. The first three hours we only averaged 15 km/hour. The wind was so strong and in the wrong direction. Seemed so strange to be on a flat road and just pedaling with all your strength and moving so slow. An encouraging moment was when friends stopped along the side of the road and cheered us on. Thanks Craig and Laura!!
Tonight our hosts are Ron and Irene. We are joining them at their cottage on Rice Lake near Clearwater Bay, ON just 25 km west of Kenora . After an 11 hour ride a dip in the lake was so refreshing! This was a night off for our team, no presentations.
As soon as dinner was finished Rob headed back to the hospital to make sure nothing was broken. He is in a lot of pain from his fall yesterday. I just got a text from him affirming nothing is broken. Great news!