Explored the area around the Osawatomie State Hospital (originally known as the Kansas Insane Asylum), located near Osawatomie, Kansas. The grounds are still beautiful, but you can see that they once were grand, and are now falling into disrepair. And yes, I was just visiting!
Month: September 2009
A ride report covering land around Paola, Osawatomie, Somerset, Block, Fontana, and New Lancaster. I really do enjoy riding in this area. It offers a nice mix of terrain, and some interesting historical sites.
Riding the gravel and dirt roads between Pomona and Overbrook, an area almost totally new to me. Beautiful scenery on the eastern edge of the Flint Hills.
I enjoyed my previous Franklin/Anderson County ride so much that I went back again the next weekend to explore some more. I managed to find some fun roads and cool things to see.
This ride was an opportunity to explore some country largely new to me. I parked in Ottawa and rode south through Greeley and Garnett. I really enjoyed this terrain, especially the section between Ottawa and Greeley, which was very rugged, with many dirt roads.
For this ride, I parked in Rantoul, KS and rode south on gravel to the town of Greeley. I found some cool stuff along the way, plus some sweet minimum-maintenance roads.
Exploring the gravel roads in western Missouri around Harrisonville.
A ride report from my first unsupported bicycle camping trip, an overnighter at Hillsdale Lake State Park.