Today was our second day of stiff headwind and it again took almost as much energy to ride 75km today as it took to ride 213km three days ago. It wasn't without adventure though. We started the day by checking out an antique shop up the road from our campground just east of Portage la Prairie. A lot of stuff! Then a pretty uneventful ride until I came upon Takashita walking his shopping cart across the continent. He's out there tonight on the side of the road waiting for the sun to rise. Upon arriving in Winnipeg, I was joined by Scott who was riding home from his "office" (Starbucks) and after a short conversation about my ride invited me for a cold drink at his house around the corner from where he caught up to me on the #1 Hwy. We talked for a bit and then one of the neighbor kids (David) came over to see what was happening and shortly after another neigbor (Richard I think) came over and gave me 10 bucks. It was a good stop. Then I was off to REI to pick up some supplies and potentially meet my new TCBCs. Meeting up with my TCBCs didn't happen - my guess is that we were all whipped from riding in the wind all day and needed our rest.
Now, I'm falling asleep and thinking I will finish this story in the morning.