Rest Day in Thunder Bay, ON
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Not much to report today. I decided to stay another day in Thunder Bay and do very little. I got up at 8am and had breakfast at the university cafeteria then I took a bus over to the Intercity Shopping Centre so I could pick up a few supplies like contact lens solution.
I also stopped in at a bike shop called Cyclepath which happened to be near the mall. I've been having a bit of a problem with my right hand during my trip. After long rides I end up losing the ability to move my fingers in the lateral direction. My grip strength is actually fine but if I hold my right hand fingers straight I can't actually make them touch side-to-side. From doing a little online research I've found that this is a fairly common thing and is likely due to pressure on a nerve. I mentioned my problem to Christian, a very helpful employee at Cyclepath, and he gave me some suggestions. One of those suggestions was to try gloves with gel padding but unfortunately they were sold out of my size. Another suggestion that Christian made was to try something called a Grippo which is basically some extra padding that I can secure to my handlebars. I purchased the Grippos and I'm looking forward to trying them out tomorrow. It turns out Christian is very interested in cycle touring and is going to embark on a cross Canada cycling trip as well sometime in 2006. While I was at Cyclepath I also purchased a yellow Livestrong wristband for $1.50.
For lunch I went to a place called East Side Marios, which is a chain that all Ontario folks should be familiar with. Each booth in this restaurant actually has its own television so I enjoyed watching the show 'How its Made' on Discovery Channel while I ate some macaroni and cheese and a big salad.
The East Side Marios restaurant which was next to the mall also happened to be near a Silvercity Theatre so I decided to go watch a movie. I watched 'The Longest Yard', which is Adam Sandler's latest movie and I enjoyed it. Its not his best movie, but was certainly entertaining.
I'm back in my Lakehead University dorm now and I'm going to catch up on work for a while before I head off for dinner.