Wednesday, June 16, 2010

To Lafleche

It began to rain even before we left Mankota. Again we had to battle a side wind.

The colorful grain elevators of Kincaid where we stopped for lunch.

Once we turned onto Hwy 13 heading eastward, we had a headwind for the final 21 miles. It continued to increase. The final 6 miles took an hour before we reached Lafleche. After a ride down main street we stopped at Merchandise on Main Street, commonly known as M.O.M.S. Betty-Ann, the proprietor, gave us the low-down on the town and included an invitation to tonight's benefit barbecue at the local historical museum.

This event was very-well attended, especially when the population is just a bit over 500. The barbecued hamburgers, homemade salads, and cake were delicious. We are learning to refer to ourselves as "pedal-bikers." I almost always use the term "bicycle" rather than "bike" so people don't think we're riding motorcycles. Nevertheless, we are frequently asked, "You mean you're pedal-bikers?"

Tonight we're staying at the Flying Goose Inn. There are weather alerts across southern Saskatchewan for thunderstorms and heavy rain. It's coming from Montana, the skies are certainly dark and threatening to the south.

Miles completed = 1324

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