July 10, 1999
|The guy from Montana packed up and split very
early, I didnt even hear him leave. Patrick left at 8:30am and I left at 10:00am. It
was an exceptional riding day, with a good tailwind all the way to Whitehorse. I had no
knee pain since I let the tailwind and downhills do most of the work.
Arriving at Robert Service Campground, I found Patricks tent and set mine up in the same site. He wasnt there and I assumed he rode his bike the half mile into town. After setting up my tent, I dropped my trailer and rode around to see what was there. I saw the Germans biking through town with still fully loaded bikes. Giving them a big smile and a wave I said "hello", and got another glare from the big German guy with the beard. Guess they dont wanna talk, huh? I knew Id get that reaction, so I did it just to upset them. After an hour of riding around town and checking out some stores, it started to rain a little. When I arrived back at the campsite, I found Patrick there. There was a third person sharing our site too. Although they charge by the tent not the site. At the end of the night, someone walks around and counts all the tents too. Apparently, they had a problem with 20+ people living on one site, so they had to begin charging by the tent instead of by the site. That is something we found to be very common in Canada, people will live in a campground and work in town. It wasnt long before Tommo arrived. Hes the guy sharing the site with us. He has been on a journey himself and has been doing a lot of hiking and camping in the wild. We built a fire, fixed something to eat, and talked the rest of the evening.
Today - 67.80 miles
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