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Chris is here!

posted Jul 23, 2009, 2:04 PM by Paul Gareau   [ updated Jul 23, 2009, 2:15 PM ]
Chris got my message yesterday evening and managed to catch a ride back down to Whitehorse, so everything is good again. We're a couple days ahead of schedule now, so we're taking yet another day off to do some shopping and work on the bikes, then we'll continue riding tomorrow. I've only done one day of actual touring in the past week, so I'm feeling pretty lazy. I was surprised to see that I've ridden over 40 miles since I got to Whitehorse though.

I was talking to another traveler last night, who we had also seen in Dawson. He's been hitching across Canada for the past year, and working when he needs more money. He also gave up yesterday after waiting almost 8 hours for a ride. I also met up with a German bike tourist named Robert who we met last week as we were approaching Dawson and he was leaving. He had been fighting the wind for the past week on the road Chris and I would have taken. Apparently, this much wind is unusual here, so hopefully it will pass soon (maybe even by tomorrow...).