Day 4 - Leave Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Got on the Trans-Canada Highway from downtown Winnipeg at 1:00 p.m. and headed due west on what was to be the longest, straightest, flattest stretch of road that I have ever had the pleasure of driving.
If somebody ever tells you the Prairies are boring, don't you believe it - especially if you're on a motorcycle. After being constantly under the yoke of East Coast cops looking to hand out chicken-s tickets for minor speeding infractions, it was a delight to drive hour after hour after hour without a patrol car in sight. I guess they were out solving real crimes somewhere and not harassing regular citizens.
Maybe I'm giving them too much credit and they simply realize that even if they wanted to start rigidly enforcing speed limits, it would be a somewhat futile exercise since anybody with good eyesight and a keen sense of observation can see for many kilometres ahead and spot every vehicle on the road - there is nowhere for anybody to hide!
I approached Regina at the tail end of rush hour and decided to continue on and stopped for the night in Moose Jaw. For some reason, several of the hotels were completely filled and managed to find room, although a bit on the pricey side. I certainly didn't feel like continuing onward after a long day on the road.