Cycle Day 23 Shaunavon to Pontiex – 80 kms 420 vertical meters
Cycle Day 24. Ponteix to Assiniboia 117 kms 423 vertical meters
No cycle day!!! Radville SK
The last couple of days were spent trying to get to Radville, Saskatchewan, our next bike campaign event. We are now off gravel and on the pavement of Hwy 13, which stretches all the way to Manitoba (even we can navigate that!). The road is flanked by beautiful prairie scenery (no, really) and more deer, antelope, cows, coyotes and friendly horses than people.
With continuing head winds at 27 kph gusting to 45 kph we worked hard to get an 80 km day from Shaunavon to Ponteix and another 115 km from Ponteix to Assiniboia. Tracey at the local GMC dealer in Assiniboia rented (more of a service than a business) us a vehicle to drive to Radville today to make our event.
And what an event it was. Nothing could have prepared us for the Michael Show! Michael took charge right from the start, touring us around the cheery town of Radville on his new bike!
He proudly promoted his own newspaper to us, The Radville Comet. We received a copy free, but the normal charge is 5 cents. The paper has been around “for a couple of days”, and Michael will deliver if you live locally. An e-paper is in the works and I’m sure you can get a discount if you subscribe for a year! First edition is attached here for free with Michael’s permission.
CTV Regina even showed up thanks to Steve and was captivated by Michael. Articulate, focused and not at all camera shy, Michael gave his newspaper sales pitch to CTV! Check out the piece here:
(Or if the link doesn’t work, go to CTV Regina and look for Radville Boy’s Dreams come true.)
This was a humbling, heartwarming and fantastic day. Thank you Michael. Thank Town of Radville. Thank you CTV. Thanks also to the Cafe across the street that treated us to the most awesome butter tarts. Like Michael, tomorrow we ride.