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.