Day 63 , Into Shoal Lake, Flat roads and a tail wind to help me. New friends

A great nights sleep and I got on the road by 6am again, I didn’t have a point I was aiming for today but just thought I’d ride and see what happens.

Dark again for a start but no wind so I was able to get a few miles in early. Once the sun came out it got real hot again, well into the 30’s again.

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Just miles and miles of farms out here, Growing wheat and hay and also saw lots of cattle today for a change. The tractors and trucks out here are a size bigger than normal as the fields are bloody huge. Nice friendly farmers waved and said hi which was awesome.

The views didn’t really change all day.

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As the afternoon disappeared I saw two riders coming towards me, I pulled over and said hi ,Vyacheslav Stoyanov and Yana Melamed  from Bulgaria have cycled from Alaska and are heading all the way to South Amercia but not in a straight line, which I loved, straight lines aren’t fun haha . We chatted for a while and exchanged info on the roads ahead. They even hooked me up with some Bear spray which I had been looking for but hadn’t found. Thanks so much guys.   Super fun and lots of laughs which when I said good bye kept me smiling for the next hour. I copied the below info .

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I also meet a fellow Kiwi Garreth and his lady Ryan. He came over after over hearing me chatting, He is living up in Alaska and is on a road trip to USA. I tried to buy his t-shirt haha I loved it. But no good. I wouldn’t have sold it either, Thanks for saying hi and have a awesome trip bro, Ill be up to see you one day.

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Then I saw on the map a small town and thought Id pull in for the nite but it was really small and nothing or nowhere to camp so I went hard for another 45mins to make it to Shoal Lake town. I got some food and water and checked out the area and spotted this little place, Not sure I was surpose to camp here but it was almost dark and I quickly put up the tent and left the orange fly off for a start until it got dark so I wouldn’t stand out. It worked and no one said anything.

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I had a good day in Miles too with 117 miles/190kms, The little follow wind I had helped heaps, I just hope it stays with me as the distance will half with it in my face. If it can stay with me for 2-3 more days Ill be super happy.

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I have started listening to a new Audiobook called “Shantaram” and its helping waste the days away nicely. I have had the real book for maybe 5 years but had only read 5 pages. It’s a huge book too so Ill get it all done in a week or two.

No more news, Im out nite

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