5/07/21 Hays to Logan 70 miles LAST DAY

Someone was looking after us on our last day.  The wind was to our back at 15 to 18 MPH.  What a blessing.  We just flew the first 55 miles to the big town of Glade, Kansas.  I did take the opportunity to stop in Stockton to go walk on their football filed.  It brought back great high school memories because it was the last football game I ever played.  We won the game in the last seconds which complete our undefeated season.

We stopped in Glade for lunch. This café is one of the only few businesses in the town of 30 people.  I would say over 2/3rds of the population was in that café.

After lunch I headed west on Kansas Highway 9. This made the wind come as a cross wind.  My progress was slowed but I enjoyed this 15 mile ride because the first time I rode my bike on this road I was 15 years old.

Just before reach Logan I passed a former high school classmate’s old house and I found him working in his garden.  We had a short conversation before finishing the trip at the front of Logan’s high school.

We then stopped at an old neighbor’s house for a planning session then off to the hotel for some rest.

This completes the major part of this journey.  I will make future post as I make some more short rides.

5/06/21 Kinsley to Hays Ks. 69 miles

I started the day by taking the joint highways 56 and 183 toward the north east for 8 miles.  It was a cold morning with the wind out of the Northeast. 

At the 8 mile mark we turned north taking highway 183.  There was little if any shoulder all the way to Rush Center where we stopped for lunch.  The café was cold so I asked for hot water to warm up.

After lunch the road shoulder got wider and we had to dodge a crop duster that flew across highway 183 numerous times in front of us.

Once in Hays we headed to a childhood friend of mine from the 60’s.  Her and her husband treated us like real people and not bicycle riders.  It was great catching up on the last 40 years.

5/05/21 Greensburg Ks to Kinsley KS 30 miles

I opted out of riding on highway 183 to Kinsley for back country paved roads.    I had to go east on highway 400 to go north on the county roads.  They were fairly smooth with little to no traffic.  

I hit highway 50 at Lewis turn left headed to Kinsley when the rain started to fall.  At first it was heavy  but soon became a drizzle which continued until I reached Kinsley and the first café for lunch.

After lunch we went to the local RV park which is also the local laundry mat.  We took the opportunity to go to the historical museum which also had a sod house inside it.

Kinsley is also half way between  New York City and San Francisco Ca.

We then checked into a small privately own cottage for the night.