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Jun 27, 2013 - Drumheller (AB) to Youngstown (AB)

John and I left the campground in Drumheller at 7:15 am and retraced our steps back to Highway 9. We then turned onto secondary road 576 and climbed out of the Red Deer River valley and headed East, turning North on secondary road 851. While stopping to take some photos, Angela, Linda and Harry caught up with us and we rode together for the rest of the day. We stopped briefly at a cafe in Delia where I had a coffee, a chocolate bar and I bought another Gatorade, to the excitement of the owner (not much happens in Delia, it seems). We then...

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Jul 6, 2012 - Youngstown

Day Sixteen – July 6 Youngstown 118k I got up at 6am. The clouds were gone. It seemed to be the start of a nice day. I had breakfast of porridge, a large pancake, an orange and a cup of Starbucks Via instant coffee. I used to hate instant coffee. This is not a product endorsement but the Via does make for a good cup of coffee. Better than the camp coffee. Old Bob O was itching to get going now that he had his new saddle post. He circled around the campground a few times waiting for me to get ready. Just to add to his wait I did a few...

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Trip Journal

Checking the ditches

Jul 9, 2011 - Youngstown

July 8 Day 16 Drumheller – Youngstown K’s 130 Time 4h 56m Average speed: 26.13/H T to D 1144 k’s Up early today. We left camp outside Drumheller at 7:30 so that I could make Hanna by noon. The ride to Hanna was very good as we had a nice tail wind for most of the way. So instead of being there at between 12:30 & 1 we arrived at around 11:30. The reason for the hurry to get to Hanna was that I was to meet brother Bob and niece Lisa in Hanna and visit bother Mikes grave site there. Mike who passed away 20 years ago has two daughters,...

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Jul 6, 2008 - 16 Youngstown AB

This was our toughest day yet. We had headwinds for the first 110 km of the 147km ride and then we had thunderstorms and stronger headwinds. The thunderstorms included hail which badly bruised one of our riders who got caught in it. Some riders barely beat the storm to Youngstown; some riders led by Ned, our returning tour veteran, waited by a barn until the storm passed; the rest of us got wet. But it was battling the headwinds that made it a tough day. However, when we got to Youngstown, the community put on a fantastic potluck supper for...

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Jul 10, 2006 - Day 17 Drumheller to Youngstown

DAY 17 DRUMHELLER TO YOUNGSTOWN DISTANCE TRAVELLED 139.4 km RUNNING TIME 5 hrs 20 mins AVERAGE SPEED 26.1 km/hr DISTANCE PLANNED 140KMS TOTAL TIME 6 hrs 45 mins Another gorgeous day - sunny & some clouds in the afternoon and a high of about 28 degrees. Made good time despite the cross winds and swirling winds ( sometimes behind then side and a quick blast from the front) After the steep climb out of the valley there was of course another dramatic change in the terrain (actually back to the prairies) . A notable town along the way is...

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Jul 11, 2005 - Drumheller to Youngstown - 140 km

Beep! 5:45am. We had been tossing and turning for about an hour waiting for the alarm to actually go off, so we were up and at it fairly quickly. One more round of galley duty, and this time, we all really clicked. Egg Muffins par excellence, in assembly-line fashion for 33 cyclists. We cleaned up the galley, and were the last out of the campground around 8.30 am. Heading out of Drumheller, we were forced to climb quite a long hill...not steep at all, but long nonetheless. At the top, the quads were wide awake. ;) Along with the hill, there...

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