The first 75km were perfect. The wind was from the north-east, but not strong enough be anything more than a minor nuisance - and it was pushing the storm clouds to the north of me around my back. The rest of the day was a different story.
The weather for the last 120km wasn't ideal, but I was determined to get across the border. More storm clouds formed in every direction around me and for the rest of the day the wind took turns pushing each of them into me. In total I had three separate showers hit me, and I had thunder and lightning pounding all around me. There was a nasty storm chasing me from behind as I got closer to the border, but sure enough, as soon as I hit Manitoba it held its ground.
I know is not fair to blame a province for bad weather, but I can't help but be thankful to put Saskatchewan behind me.
This storm was following me out of Saskatchewan, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to outride it.