Monday, July 12, 2010

Sterling to Rush Center 84 miles

We met Janelle and Bob in the local restaurant for breakfast and took off from there. I filled my dromodary again, since I know there will be limited services today.
We got a text message from the 3 Amigos that they are in Colorado and hope we catch up. Our estimates put us in Pueblo by the 17th and they are taking a rest day there.
We made petty good time when going due West, but when we turned North, we turned into a moderate head wind. 24.5 mph vs 10-15 mph.
Larned offered just a convenience store, but we stopped anyways. That is a real no-frills working town. We are in the part of Kansas where you can see so far that the view can be the same for over an hour.
When we got to xxx we met up with this eccletic group.
Left to right:
Sadie, Steve, Christiane, Steve and Noah from San Diego. They are heading to Yorktown!



The town park has running water and picnic tables, but nothing else. For a bathroom, the gas station leaves it open all night. No grocery or convenient store here.
We celebrated Sara's birthday, if not in style, then at least with mirth. Bob managed to pick up Hostess cupcakes and candles and in combination with the champagne we had a wild time.








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4 comments:

Dugg said...

Hi

Hurry up and get to Pueblo. Remember it when we went there from Great Sand Dunes NM? Waiting to see which passes you are going to see. Say hello to Fairplay.

Luv M&D

sbloomer said...

Wow! Enjoy Colorado for me,too. I am soooo homesick. Enjoy reading your blog I try to tune in everyday. It was great meeting you and pray for your safety.
God bless

Betsy said...

Happy birthday to Sara! I enjoy your blog a lot! Keep up the great work and stay safe.

biketrekker said...

Hoosier and Willow passes are on the route.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, sbloomer and Betsy.
Sara says, "Hi, Betsy!" and is all smiles.