Biker Bob - Canada 2006 travel blog

Typical breakfast at 7 am

Wheat fields of Manitoba - combines ready for action

Tractor trailer for wheat - recieves grain at 25kph

Manitoab Whiteshell Provincial Park

First siting of Canadian Shiled

Manitoba Forests as we heqad east

Rolling hills of the Shield

ONTARIO - 3 down - 7 to go

Ontario - Jim.Peter, Bob & John - the drafting team

Kenora from the entranceway


Day 28 Beausejour to Kenora

DISTANCE TRAVELLED 172 km RUNNING TIME 6 hrs 25 mins

AVERAGE SPEED 26.9 km/hr

DISTANCE PLANNED 169 KMS TOTAL TIME 8 hrs 0 mins

Another nice day - sunny with clouds & temperatures to about 26. Winds light & mostly behind us . Good cycling times today.

Travelled along hwy 44 to the border then hwy 17 into Kenora.

Breakfast picture

Starting out in the day there were still lots of wheat fields

. The harvesting of the wheat is really high tech. The harvesters travel at about 30kph and blow the grain into large tractor trailers that move along side.

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The terrain changed dramatically over the day . We soon entered Whiteshell Provincial Park

, the introduction of Manitoba forests, and soon into a first glimpse of the great Canadian Shield

- this of course brought the rolling hills - and lots of them.... Soon we were at the Ontario Border

4 down & only 6 to go.. Over one month to cover the first three and it will we almost 3 ½ weeks to cross Ontario. At this point we were joined by Pete ( Point Moody ) & John , and continued effectively as a 4 person bike train.

. More rock and rolling hills the rest of the day

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Rolled in Kenora and Lake of the Woods mid afternoon - long hilly ride...

Kenora was initially founded in the late 1700s by HBC as a fur trading posts and over the years was a mining center then pulp and paper and now primarily tourism for the cottagers , mainly from Winnipeg and eastern Manitoba. Lots of "Tobies" as they are called here . Lake of the Woods - 73,000 kms of lake shore line , 16,500 islands , one body of water stretching 70 kms east & 90 kms west of Kenora - lots of room for cottages & there are ..

Thundershowers in late afternoon - had my tent up by then - many were caught in the rain which finished by about 7 pm .We did supper that night - preparation was done during the rain - in the back of the truck - We made a recipe that I had brought form home - Chicken and snow peas & ginger stir fry on egg noodles - went over extremely well many mentioned it was the best meal that they had so far -.

Some ventured into town in the early evening - the party group went in about 1100 pm and got back about 330 am - opening truck (lots of noise) giggling and one person with a 90db voice - enough that woke almost everyone - including the other group of riders ( one day ahead of us & overlap on first evening of rest days) - It is all part of the experience & I am sure there will be more activities like that.

Thundershowers in late afternoon - had my tent up by then - many were caught in the rain which finished by about 7 pm .

tomorrow is rest day

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