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Driving and more driving… - Jfoto

Driving and more driving…

July 25, 2009  |  8 Comments  |  Leave a comment  |  More photos

We spent a day and a half in the Sault visiting and hitting some of the local mountain bike trails before heading out.

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After leaving Sault Ste. Marie we drove west along highway 17 to Thunder Bay. We stopped in Wawa where they finally have Tim Horton’s.

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The drive from the Sault to Thunder Bay was really windy and a bit of a white knuckle challenge in the bus but we managed okay. I think our gas mileage suffered a bit because of the wind. That day our goal was to make it as far west as possible. We managed to get to Ignace which is about two hours west of Thunder Bay and stayed in the Tempo truck stop there for the night.

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The next morning we drove around town looking for free wifi to check our email. We managed to find a motel with a good connection and sat there and ate our breakfast then headed out. Our next destination was somewhere in Saskatchewan as close to Regina as we could get. We wanted to get to Alberta as quick as possible. That day we managed to make it to Whitewood Saskatchewan and stayed in another truck stop just off the highway.

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On our third day of driving we headed across the prairies to Redcliff Alberta stopping for gas and Tim’s. There are very few Tim Horton’s along highway 1 in Saskatchewan so when you do see one take full advantage. Trust us. We rolled in to Redcliff just before dinner time on Thurday evening where we are currently staying with my (Jer) cousin Joanna and her husband Terry. They have a beautiful home on the edge of town overlooking the South Saskatchewan River valley. Many of my relatives in the Redcliff/Medicine Hat area are greenhouse growers mostly growing cucumber.

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We’ve spent the last few days visiting family and Sue has finally got a chance to meet them all. We both really love it here. It’s so beautiful and there’s some awesome single track trails just a short pedal away. We’ve been eating like kings and it’s awesome to have a shower and clean up the bus before we head out on the open road again in the next few days.

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Johannes
July 25, 2009
nice pictures, how is the van doing?
Mom and Dad
July 25, 2009
Hi Jer and Sue. Glad you made it ok. Say hello for us. We like your pictures. That looks like our kettle on your stove. Is bike rack working ok? We are having lots of rain(3 days)so far. Will be going to Alicia and Cameron wedding tommorrow.
Forbes
July 25, 2009
Hey Guys, good to hear you are making some progress. Those trails are in the Sault I'm guessing? Look pretty sweet. Next time you find free WiFi check the Tim Hortons site to make sure you don't miss any. Your parents nailed it with the 3 days of rain, I just stood in it for 1/2 an hour while Bella refused to walk. Only her 2nd or 3rd time in the rain, I think we can safely say she is not a fan. Have a fun and safe time and keep us updated.
Jer
July 26, 2009
Dave - the riding in the Sault was good but the riding in Recliff was amazing. Singletrack down steep cliffs similar to Utah. So far we've lost three tubes to cactus. Johannes - the bus is running strong. It idles to low when cold (almost stalling) but runs fine when warm. We lost the alternator in Sault Ste Marie but had it rebuilt the next morning by a local shop. It's charging fine now.
Pattie
July 27, 2009
Hey Jeremy, glad your having a good time, love the pics!!!
Petra
July 27, 2009
Hey Jeremy, love the pics...the one where you are on - you look like a soldier in Afghanistan. Glad you are surviving in the wild west. Looking forward to your next adventure! Petra
Johannes
July 27, 2009
hi guys, did you try to turn the idle screw out a little bit. how is the shift with the red line mt-90 fluid ? keep buster running stong and be safe. good luck!!!
Jer
July 28, 2009
Johannes - I did turn the idle screw a bit. It is idling at 880 rpm when it is hot. When it is cold it wants to stall and I have to keep my foot on the gas until it gets warm (few minutes). Shifting is very smooth. The MT90 seems to be working well. I'm averaging 18.6 mpg.
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