Cool temperatures saw us off this morning from Saskatoon, SK. It was overcast, but not raining. 50 degrees is chilly but not un-ridable.
Jon dressed in almost all of his layers in order to keep warm. I put on one extra shirt.
We made good time but were bucking a horrendous headwind that bounced us around a lot. I almost ran out of gas, filling up with 17.5 liters.
That leaves about a half gallon in the tank and gas stations are rare.
Lloydminster is a little town right on the border of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
They were doing construction on the main drag through town, so had traffic running opposed on one side of a divided roadway.
All of sudden, Jon and I realized we were on the wrong side of the street. Fortunately there were no head on collisions and we quickly found our way
back to the right side. Jon had the video running so we were able to determine that were NO traffic redirection signs
leading you back onto the right side of the roadway. It was just an intersection with no more digging beyond it.
We have discoverd the Canadians don't like labeling things well.
We made Edmonton before noon, so we stopped at A&W for lunch.
We thought about continueing on for another couple of hours, but decided to check out Edmonton instead. We decided to forgo the Best Western
we had planned on for a Crowne Plaza hotel downtown. Turns out they aren't a Crowne Plaza any more, so Jon's rewards card couldn't get us any perks.
It didn't matter, the room rate was actually cheaper than the Best Western AND there was indoor parking.
We unloaded the bikes to the 7th floor room and headed out in search of a Gentleman's Club for some Sunday afternoon entertainment.
Turns out none of them open until 6pm on Sundays here. We did get a nice tour of the city though so it was worth the ride.
La Ronde A revolving restaurant atop the Chateau Lacombe Hotel
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