Hallelujah We are OUT OF MISSOURI!
Kansas - Yay
Nice flat Kansas.
Today was a nice riding day. We skipped the last of Missouri’s hills. Ace and I started in the middle of nowhere at an intersection in the road. Roger went back for May and Jo and they all joined us in the little town of Golden for coffee, biscuits and gravy, and glorious pie at Cooky’s Cafe.
Some locals warned us of some flooded roads up ahead. Have I yet mentioned how much more welcoming people seem to be to us cyclists now. The Ozarks simply felt hostile all the time. It’s left a sour taste in my mouth for that part of Missouri. The folks at Golden (and Everton) have been wonderful. May drove ahead and found that the flooding had receded enough that we could follow our route to Pittsburgh.
Weather today is too much like Oregon. Grey, overcast skies and a mist falling at times. It’s unseasonably cold too, but once I’m warmed up it’s pretty comfortable to ride in.
Flat roads. Glorious, wonderful flat, flat, roads!
We are on the prairie now, it would seem. I’m enjoying the expansive views. I rode at a relaxed pace most of the day. Drivers weren’t hostile (excepting one), dogs were a non-issue. The few I saw were contained, and didn’t even bother to bark.
We arrived in Pittsburg KS about 2:00 pm and found our way through quiet neighborhood streets to our motel for the evening. A nice day of riding and it’s good to be “home” for the night.
|Flooded river - fortunately the water had receded off of the road|
|Roger and Jo with a black cloud over their heads|
|Funky old place|
|Thiefs beware of mad owner|
|Glorious flat roads!|
|Kari, Jo and Ace in Kansas|