Rest day 5: Today we kitted the van out with a few essentials for camping - a gas cooker, a cooler, cutlery, plates and so on... I'm looking forward to getting on the bike again and my legs feel much fresher after a couple of rest days. I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Canadian people I have met in the last few days and I have been really moved by the kindness people show when they hear about the ride and the Rob Gauntlett Trust. I must thank 79-year-old Charles 'Chuck' Sutherland who I biked with one morning recently. He is a keen cyclist and is as fit as a fiddle! Charles surprised me by driving out to meet me on the Highway later in the afternoon and he gave me a mirror to mount on my handlebars, some fruit and a donation for the charity. Whilst buying the car and kit here in Regina we met a number of kind local people: Rose Boswell and Karen Schaefer both put their hands in their pockets to support the Trust and this evening Chris Papathanasopoulos, manager of Melrose Place Restaurant also made a generous contribution. During the evening we met a characterful chap by the name of Anthony Linklater who introduced us to his family, told us about his indigenous ancestory took it upon himself to shout us dinner!  In short, we have been blown away by the kindness people have shown us throughout the journey.
Karen Beckwith
7/28/2009 02:35:17 pm

You're absolutely amazing John! Sounds like you're having a wonderful trip, what an adventure. Though your van does sound like a step up from the one you and your buddies had when you came thru San Francisco years ago! :) You're doing an incredible thing John - you're in our thoughts and we look forward to more updates. Hang in there! And please tell your Dad hello!
~ Karen, Brett, and Ian

7/14/2012 06:37:29 pm

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9/27/2012 10:39:21 pm

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