It seemed like it never got dark last night. It was 45 degrees when we left at 6:00 am.
We were lucky to miss most of the morning rush hour traffic. That's not to say there wasn't traffic, because there was plenty.
West on 16 again and then North on 43 into Dawson Creek. Road conditions changed every hour or so, from kinda smooth to bumpy as all get out.
There was an accident along the way where a giant castor wheel from a farm machine must have fallen from the truck hauling it.
A straight box truck was sitting on the shoulder facing the wrong way with the left front corner missing.
There were a couple of Safety Officers directing traffic. These were the only 2 cops we've seen this trip.
Another section of road had the road sections milled at the seams so there was a dip in the road every 50 feet or so.
Some were so deep that I was bouncing out of the saddle. Another section was just the opposite.
They were filling the seams (cracks) about an inch or two proud of the surface and then spraying little rock chips on them.
Nice sharp bumps. Eventually the traffic smooshes them back down.
By the time we reached Dawson Creek it was 70 degrees.
We checked into the hotel and went for gas. Stopped for lunch at Smiley's Diner. As soon as we sat down, the power went out.
After a cup of soup, Beef Barley for Jon, Cajun Chicken soup and a BLT for myself we went to find a place to get a small gas can for later this week.
I guess with all of the local construction, someone dug up the wrong rock, because every store on that side of the street had no power.
They weren't even letting customers in.
A short nap later, we tried again and found a gas can and some peroxide at Walmart.
When we came out it was pouring rain! We just waited it out, the walmart is right behind the hotel.
We've been looking for a car wash so we can get the filth off of the
bikes, but everything around here is covered with mud. Dirty
vehicles seem to be the norm.
We had Prime Rib for diner last night in Edmonton so I think ribs are the plan tonight. Yum!
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