Today's 155km ride to Medicine Hat was pretty straightforward without any hiccups. The horizon was so flat and beneath the centre of my field of vision that I had the impression I was riding in an underwater bubble and the clouds were giant sea creatures swimming around in an uneven current. With the lack of landscape scenery to occupy my visual field, I found this illusion very engaging.
After getting lunch in Brooks at the 50km mark I noticed the rest of the ride was relatively flat so I decided to push myself on the second leg. I averaged 31.2km/hr for the last 105km which I'm pretty sure is a trip best for me.