Today’s, last 20 miles was one of the hardest, most challenging ride I’ve ever done. I am so pleased that Jack reserved us motel room with a pool. The winds were over 25 miles an hour in our faces, and huge trucks zipping by sucking us in or pushing us sideways.
We got 60 + miles total, but the first 40 was really nice.
My stay in the church’s Nursery was Ok, it included a bathroom and no one else was in that room.
I woke up at 5:00 and we were pedaling out of town after 6:00.
We were hoping for water or services sooner than later and it turned out to be the latter. In Toronto at mile 41 we got hot water, from a broken soda fountain and ice cold strawberry milk, and cola. The wind had already been blowing but it wasn’t terrible.
The place was a poor example for a deli but it provided us shade in Toronto
We saw many of these small oil wells
But, I thought 3 bottles of water would take me the last 20 miles after drinking plenty. But, it was 94 degrees and I mentioned the wind. It took over 2 hours of brute force to push to the Blue Stem Lodge but to our delight the pool made us forget what we had done.
I sat in the pool for a long half hour and about 3:15 I walked across the highway to a Sonic, stepped up to the drive up like a”loser” with no car and got me a milk shake and hamburger. I am going to enjoy this motel room now and turn this computer off for now.