Today’s Stats: Miles 63, +/- Elevation, 915/482, Total Miles 1,920.
Another early start and that really helps to beat the heat. No nasty winds to deal with. A few hills outside of the town of Rush Center. A new first biting flies….boy they are annoying!
Another milestone moved to:Map 7 Alexander, KS to Pueblo, CO
Convenience store in Rush Center. Woman working there immediately said bring your bottles in to fill with ice and water! We were not sure they were open when we pulled up but was nice store with some seating inside. More locals to talk to having their coffee. We have learned people who drive cars may not give accurate advice to bicyclists on distances and elevation.
Rode today with Shelly and Jens which helped to keep us moving through the heat.
In Kansas we have see lots of limestone fence poles. Used for early construction due to lack of trees in this area of north central Kansas. Below is link to more information about them.
Limestone fence poles in action.
Saw many of these.
Motel for night can’t say we ever stayed next to grain elevator before.
Court yard of motel. Interesting hotel with pool inside and rooms opening to center. Like many small towns we pass through, this hotel has seen better days.