Saturday, 20 July 2013

Days 19 & 20 of the EPIC Ride - Brandon - Winnipeg, MB; rest day in Winnipeg

Day #19 of the EPIC Ride
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Brandon - Winnipeg, MB
Distance: 262 km
Average speed: 30 km/h

Day #20 of the EPIC Ride
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rest Day in Winnipeg, MB

Tuesday, the 16th of July, was the longest ride Dave and Evan had done, and the longest one they'll ever do on this trip. 262 kilometres of prairies in 8.5 hours of riding. They left Brandon, MB at 7:30 and did a few legs of riding split by some food and rest stops. (Luke did not ride, because he still needed to rest from his fall on Day 17.)

There's not much to say about the riding except that it was long, hard, long, and tiring. And long.

We stayed with Pam & Howard Bredin, and their sons David & Daniel, just east of Winnipeg in a town called Oakbank. They hosted a BBQ fundraiser event on Tuesday night for us.
We had about 30 people show up, and enjoyed lots of great food, as well as each of us spending lots of time talking with people and answering questions. We also sold about 10 shirts and raised about $2500 from that event.

Evan filmed another vlog post after the BBQ.

For our first night in Winnipeg, we split up, and Dave & Luke went to Pam's sister-in-law's and Evan & I stayed at Pam & Howard's house.

On Wednesday, we had a rest day; the guys relaxed and swam for part of the day, then went to the Royal Canadian Mint.

I went shopping at a few local used book stores.

Thanks to the Bredins for all their great hospitality, including all the work they put into the BBQ event; we really enjoyed our time there!


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