Ride Day 13: I have now cycled 1,050 miles from Vancouver to Regina, crossing the Rocky mountains and entering the vast Prairies. This has taken 13 days and I had 2 rest days. Not bad considering I have been pulling a hefty bike-trailer with tent and kit in. I have been blessed with several wind-assisted days and some excellent company along the way. Yesterday my Dad, Roger, arrived from the UK and his support has already been invaluable. I gleefully shoved the bike trailer into the hire-car and felt on-top-of -the-world riding without it. Felt like having the rear brake taken off! I managed 90 miles yesterday in temperatures which reached 34 degrees and the Prairie views have been fantastic. The yellow fields of Oil Seed Rape ('Canola') stretch all the way to the horizon and there's often not a cloud in the sky. I often bike alongside the Trans Canada Railway and the trains take 10 minutes to pass me, they must be a kilometer in length. By the time we reached Regina, I must admit my legs were a little on the sore side and friction with the saddle has led to some loss of skin on my bum! Sorry, too much information... Am thoroughly enjoying a couple of days rest before we hit the road again. 2,600 miles to go!