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Jul 4, 2013 - Crooked Lake (SK) to Binscarth (MB)

We decided to leave a little later today, given that the planned route was just 129 km and that a light wind from the Northwest was forecast. An alternate route, totalling 159 km, was provided for riders who wanted to avoid a 10 km gravel road, but we all decided to take the shorter one. Yesterday I had commented on my luck at not getting a flat. This morning, while doing a routine maintenance check on the bike, I found a piece of the wire embedded into my rear tyre. Fortunately, it did not penetrate the kevlar layer and I was able to pull...

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Jul 13, 2012 - Binscarth

Day Twenty-three – July 13 Binscarth 177k This was going to be a long day. It was a century ride day. The distance would be offset by our travelling through one of the more scenic valleys on the prairies; the Quepelle Valley. Obo left early since he was on supper crew that evening. I think he was out of camp by 6am. And on my recommendation he was going to take the longer route that wound through the valley. A shorter route avoided the valley but he was here to see the country. As for myself I didn’t get out of camp until 7:30am. The...

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Checking the ditches

Jul 15, 2011 - Grayson, Sk, to Binscarth, MA

JULY 15 – Day 23 Grayson - Binscarth K’s 133 k Time 4h 54m Average speed: 23.09 k/H T to d 2180 k There were a couple of options for routes to day. The long route would have taken us back down into the Qu’Appelle valley which is scenic but added 60 k to the route. We elected to do the shorter route as we didn’t think we needed extra k’s or extra hills what with 5500 or so k’s to ride yet. It turned out to be a good decision and a better ride on rather bad roads. The hard winter and the fact that there is another potash mine going in at...

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Jul 13, 2008 - 23 Binscarth MB

At 172km today was the longest of the tour so far. There was an option to skip the Qu'Appelle River valley and cut 32km from the day, but luckily I decided to take the recommended route. Again photos fail to capture the expanse of the scenery especially during the almost 50km of riding down the river valley. There were numerous lakes with cottages and campgrounds where the river widened or was dammed. Seeing a sign indicating that Bird's Point had a restaurant I went in to check it out and found Chilly's Crab Shack. Bendon and Bob were just...

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