Up and Down the Lazy River (Cup O’ Dirt Metric #2)
My second ride in the 2017 Cup O’ Dirt Challenge is in the books, a 68-miler in the Neosho River bottoms. After a week of mostly dreary weather — cold, gray, wind — Sunday promised sunshine, mild temperatures, and light wind. It delivered.
I set out on a route that headed west of the Neosho River, north to Leroy, then back south to Iola on the east side of the river. The route took me alongside the Neosho several times, and the water was just rolling lazily along. Always a nice sight, especially in the middle of winter and its ever-present shades of brown.
I ended up with 68 miles at a modest pace. View my route here.
I enjoy riding bicycles all over — city streets, suburbia, rural roads, gravel roads, dirt roads, rail-trails, and singletrack. I love exploring the countryside and finding the interesting and historical treasures hidden in plain sight. You can follow my rides on Strava.