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Biking Across Kansas

Bike Across Kansas

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    Rick Younger! Avid B98fm Listener is Biking across Kansas. 2013
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    2013-------- Only the Shadow knows! lol
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    Rick Younger! Avid B98fm Listener is Biking across Kansas. Lunch at Beeler! Don't ask. We had to park along the fence and shuttle to the small town. Great meal and hospitality! Scott to Ness City in 2hrs 45 min. For 55 miles
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    Starting here!
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    Last one to Missouri is a rotten egg!!!!
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    Storm the first night in the tents!
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    Lunch at the old Beeler High school
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    It's Dress up time!
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    Kansas is Beautiful
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    Watch out Mister big truck!
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    Cheese!
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    A Slumber party.
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    Lunch stop today at Marion. What a beautiful park.
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    Pulled pork at Marquette! Great welcome they closed off main street for all the bikers!
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    Home cinnamon rolls in Claflin! The town ladies did great!!! Home of basketball player Jackie Styles
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    Sunrise 6:00am coming out of Hoisington!
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    Luke and Dr Meyers at Cheyenne Bottoms
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    This Rick on the left with Andrew Dickson from Scotland and Dr Scott Meyers. Andrew is riding across country to raise awareness for Alzheimer's. He lost his wife at the age of 53 to this disease.
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    He talked to our general meeting about how they had hopes and dreams and how they lost it in an instant. So he is riding from Washington to Washington DC. I will pass on his website when I get it. He brought the filled gym to tears. His final words to us was "chase your dreams".
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    Bicycle Pedaler the repair tent so valuable to all of us
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    Lasagna feed in Cottonwood Falls at the historic Courthouse. Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, home made pie or cobbler with homemade ice cream.
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    Cottonwood Falls courthouse
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    The food stop in Olpe!
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    SAG hags! These women are the most entertaining group on the course. SAGs are where they have breaks for the riders. They are set up every 12-15 miles. These ladies take it to a whole new level. Every day is a theme and they dress and act accordingly. Really good entertainment. Everyone looks forward to seeing what the SAG Hags will do next!
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    This is inside one of the tricks that moves our tents and clothes to the next location. One bad thing about being the first in from the ride is that you start unloading.
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    Perfect wheat in Hoisington. True amber waves of grain. You really felt like you could just jump on and ride them across the prairie!
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    The storm is coming in!
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    Our welcome sign into Garnett!
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    Here they are Rick with the Sag hags! Again theme for today was Patriotism!!!! These ladies really do a great job of making things fun!!!
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    Dr Scott crashes into the sign outside of Garnett ohhhhhhh!
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    Wow what a morning after the storm on Burlington! Several tents were destroyed literally. It was good to sleep in the gym with A/C. Everyone was up late which is good everyone was sleeping soundly. So this morning we took off from Burlington High School and there were rain on two fronts and we actually scooted across to Waverly in between rains. There was rumble of thunder to the south and lightning on the north as we headed east. By the time we went north the rain had pushed off to the northeast and away from us. On the north ride we had 5 miles of chattered road where they had stripped the road to relay asphalt. A little rough normally but add rain on top of it. It got sloppy and slippery we called it the cobble stones just like the tour de France. Very treacherous but our imaginations took us there and made for a fun ride. Sloppy and wet took us to the giant hills outside of Waverly. Awesome ups and downs. Again play time for the boys as we attacked them endlessly until our legs were burning!!! We rolled into the last of the hills to a long curving descent that our speeds topped 37 mph! On we went into some flats before reaching Garnet! Well we weren't satisfied so we refueled and road an extra 20 miles to top the day with 70 miles in around 4 hrs of ride time. One more day!!!! Sent from my iPhone
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    Woohoo final lunch banquet served by Chicken ANNIES! Couldn't ask for a better close. I have some road picks to come as soon as I figure out what I did with them.
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    We made it! Dr Meyers, Rick, Albert. We were not the rotten eggs!!!!
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    My final stats for the week of riding! 527 miles, 29 hrs and 21 minutes of ride time, and burned 26,890 calories! Ha didn't lose a pound or gained a pound! Amazing remember it is the buffet across Kansas!!! It was a great time by all there we recreational riders, tour riders and serious riders! A great way to see the state. Hard at times but well worth the 7 days for the experience ~ Rick