Here are some photos and stories from my “pre-tour” ride to hook up with the Adventure Monkey Photo-Cycling Tour in September 2010.
Category: Ride Reports
Labor Day on the Flint Hills Nature Trail near Osawatomie, Kansas, and picking up a refugee along the way…
A bicycle touring equipment torture test, and introducing two roadies to the joys of rough-riding.
A “Tour of Rural Fences” seemed like a fun theme for a bike ride, so I headed off on gravel with a few specific fences in mind, just to see what else I’d stumble across. Lots, as it turns out!
A ramble on minimum maintenance roads in Franklin County, Kansas. These are some of the sweetest roads I know — rocky, rough, remote, and scenic.
A trip report from a quick little overnight bike camping trip. I found out I love the feel of panniers much better than a trailer. Can’t wait to do this again!
Here’s a recap of my experiences at the 2010 Dirty Kanza 200 bike race through the Flint Hills of Kansas. 20+ MPH wind and 95+ degrees turned the day into a blast furnace. My race ended at 65 miles. Not quite what I’d hoped for.
Pictures and stories from a 110-mile ramble through Johnson, Miami, Franklin, and Douglas counties of Kansas, visiting the towns of Rantoul, Ottawa, Centropolis, and Baldwin City, as well as the Flint Hills Nature Trail.
Long time no blog. Sorry about that. Been focused more on riding than writing… Some highlights since last I posted — pictures and words.
In Kansas, where the wind is seldom absent for long, a bike ride without headwind is a rare and precious thing. 135 miles of such riding is amazing. What a day!