I was expecting this to be a rest day—the first rest day since Calgary. I was lying in bed half-awake, the window open, and a gentle breeze flowing through. I eventually got out of bed, with the intent to get back into bed once I had gone to the bathroom. My body felt stiff and tired. For some lucky reason, I decided to check the weather. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, rain and strong easterly winds all day the next day. The
forecast had changed. The sun and forecasted westerly had vanished. No more rest day. Get up! Get going! Gear on! Pedal to beat the storms; on to Winnipeg.
I was thoroughly annoyed with the weather again. Not only had it spoiled my rest, but we were also going to spend some more time with the Stewarts that day. Well, so be it. I pedaled the 80km, much of which, again, was headwind and cross-headwind. About 20km before Winnipeg, there were some really dark clouds. I could tell it was pouring buckets a few kilometres away. I felt rain. That gave me a bit of an adrenaline boost. For that final 20km, I raced the storm that never got me. I did get a partial rest day in the end—I was in Winnipeg by 3. However, it wasn’t a true rest day, there’s always a lot to catch up on.
I’m excited about our event at the Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg at 1:30pm…later today actually. After that I’m cycling to near the Ontario/Manitoba border, likely in rain. It’s 1:08am now. Bed time. The emails and other stuff will have to wait until another time.