This ride took a bit longer because of -- you guessed it -- wind. Pete and I rode an average of 11 miles per hour because of it and the heat. You cannot imagine, at least I never imagined, what a head wind does to your enthusiasm for being out in it. That and heat saps your strength and you are forward to the next city swimming pool. I don't know if this is going to hold out, but all the Kansas cities we visited so far have city parks with swimming pools with showers and camping is allowed in them. A thunderstorm roared trough at Ness City. I neglected to stake down my rain fly and all the water ran down from the top to under my tent and I woke up floating in a puddle.
|Campsite in Ness City|
|How much work would it be to change a flat?|
|Dave carried all our gear to the lower level. What a guy!|
|Rusty (or Ray) took this picture of KS route 96.|
|Rusty McCain and Ray Ashworth|
|Kansas. All horizon and no mountains.|
|Fort Larned National Historic Site.|
|Larned KS City Park/Pool. Fountain in background.|
We heard that the writeup about trip is in the GR Press today. I have to get to it on MLIVE.com yet.
Happy Forth of July