Distance ~ 88 km. Winds ~ southeast head wind 20 km.
Temperature ~ 17 – 24C Overcast threatening skies
Monday, May 26, 2014
We were up early to get packed . . . . my packing was done last night, Doug was practicing packing up under the fly again. Funny, by the time he was finished it did start to rain. We rode to McDonalds in the rain and by the time we left to go meet Ryan, it stopped raining for the entire day.
Ryan’s bus arrived early, he rode the bus for 10 hours through the night to get to Regina. He just finished his 10 day cycle up at the oil sands yesterday, packed his bike and gear to join us and caught the bus at midnight in Calgary. He was feeling a bit worn out, but was happy to be off the bus and see us. Doug quickly opened up the box and began to reassemble Ryan’s bike. Ryan thoroughly enjoyed the coffee that slowly brought him back to life.
We retrieved our trailers back at the campground, we left them behind to go to the bus station. Ryan’s pack was lashed down to my trailer. I felt bad about him towing my trailer, now it was even heavier, but he said it was good training for his 6 day bike race in Colorado.
In the distance a dark, nasty, ominous, deep blue sky lingered south of us and followed us down the highway during the entire ride today. We covered 80 km and set up camp in Indian Head. Did you know “Little Mosque On The Prairie” was filmed here? The town got it’s name from the Assiniboine Indians who were desimated from a small pox epidemic introduced by new settlers. They would go off to the highest point in the land to die, some were buried others were not.
Their skeletons and skulls remained there for many years, because of this, the hills were later called Indian Head Hills, and the town Indian Head.