The temperature gauge read 107°F, the odometer read 115.9 miles, so can can say that I beat the heat! Might not have been the brightest idea to embark on a century on such a hot day, but it worked out to be a memorable ride.
Tag: Franklin County
Free admission to the Prairie Spirit Trail was a good incentive to go for a long, long bike ride.
Labor Day on the Flint Hills Nature Trail near Osawatomie, Kansas, and picking up a refugee along the way…
A ramble on minimum maintenance roads in Franklin County, Kansas. These are some of the sweetest roads I know — rocky, rough, remote, and scenic.
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.
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.