Early morning bonus!

I woke up early, and most of my stuff if put together already, so I decided to give a little bonus post of some things I didn’t mention from yesterday. More about that fall – the repair shop people made me feel better about it, because they said those tracks that threw me so violently to the ground are famous … Read more

Crossing perfection

I don’t know exactly what cycling shorts and jerseys are made of, but I wish skin was made from the same seemingly  indestructible material. But you have to read to the end to find out more about that. Save one mishap, today’s trip from Johnson to Lakin was very close to perfect. From Johnson to Ulysses, the wind blew at our … Read more

Too much?

I think I may have a problem. Part of getting ready for Biking Across Kansas included putting some last minute gear on my bicycle. When I was finished, I realized my bike weighed quite a bit more than normal, and I began to question if there was room for my hands on the handlebars. See what I mean?   This … Read more

An anxious dream

This bike and I have spent more than 1,000 miles together in the past year. It has taken me to Burrton, McPherson, Lindsborg, Nickerson, Buhler, Inman, Arlington, Partridge and all over Hutchinson. It has taken me to Ellsworth, via the hills around Kanopolis Lake, and it has taken me over the climbs around Clinton Lake, near Lawrence. On some rides, … Read more