South From The Cider Mill

Wednesday I did a gravel ride from the Louisburg Cider Mill south through New Lancaster, nearly to La Cygne, and back through Somerset, for a total of a bit over 37 miles. I would have gone further, but I got a late start, and needed to get back to the cider mill before 6pm so I could buy some apples and cider (of course).

The following are a few pictures from the ride:

There are a lot of these just south of the cider mill — I think this is pretty big horse country.

A strange object on the horizon — turned out to be a water tower under construction. Workers were welding on the bottom section, and when it’s done a crane will lift it to the top of the tower.

Yes, it’s good old 311 Kickyerbutt Road.

Taking a break on a bridge near New Lancaster, KS.

A feisty little milk snake.

The (minimum maintenance) road not taken…

A low-water creek crossing in lieu of a bridge; you don’t see that too often around here.

Wow, that’s a big Sunflower head!

Indian Grass Prairie Restoration near Somerset, KS.

Late afternoon at the Louisburg Cider Mill.

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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.