Saskatoon, SK to Edmonton, AB Canada – Day 6

Kevin Schaan & Brad at The Battlefords, SK

Thursday, 2 August 2012 Saskatoon, SK to Edmonton, AB Canada ( 380 miles) Total Trip Miles – 2598

Weather – Cool with temperatures in the mid 50’s to upper 60’s with strong winds & rain for out 2 hours.

Rode out of Saskatoon with Kevin Schaan having breakfast at Husky’s Truck Stop – for an “egg” and riding together to The Battlefords about an hours ride from Saskatoon.  Said our goodbyes and Kevin headed east wihile I turned west for Edmonton.

Today marked a defining moment when I ran into heavy rain, winds and cold temperatures for about 2 hours.  I was dressed in my riding suit having only a short-sleeve shirt on underneath and ended up getting a bit wet due to the driving rain and wind only to decide that adding clothes would work fine at the next gas stop a couple of hours out.  After refueling, I continued to shiver uncontrolably and was a bit incoherent – early stages of hypothermia.  I pulled a long-sleeve shirt from my “cold weather gear bag” only to leave it behind at the gas station!…I absolutely will not make that mistake again and will need to pick up a few items somewhere along the route.

Followed Highway 16 or the Yellowhead Highway the entire day arriving in Edmonton about 3 pm and couldn’t wait to get a HOT shower for some core warmth.  After joing Don Berry with Medical Mart West and several of his friends at the Sawmill Bar & Grill, I received a cash donation of Canadian dollars from Don’s friend Bill, From there, we went over to pick up Don’s wife Marina for dinner – think we talked about Seinfield shrinkage, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and a whole host of great shows.  To top the evening off with a nice Edmonton dessert, Don presented me with a generous donation to Rally…thank you so much for the support Don!

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2 thoughts on “Saskatoon, SK to Edmonton, AB Canada – Day 6

  1. Great post Brad. Love hearing about your adventures (the good and the bad) during this incredible journey of yours! Rally on!

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