It was raining when I went out to go for a ride this morning, so I turned around and went back in to watch the rest of the Tour de France. After seeing Lance hold onto third place I tried again. It was done raining, just spitting once in a while. To ride towards clearer skies I headed east and then south on Old Metcalf. This road used to be a main highway south, but now is a lightly used road, except for cyclists who often ride it on weekends. It's about 15 miles south to Louisburg, so it makes a nice round trip through a couple small communities, and lots of cornfields.
The corn is tall, I'm talking Field of Dreams, walk into it to??? tall.
This is a view from what passes for a hill in eastern Kansas.
I saw lots of livestock on my ride and liked the way these horses were reflected off of the pond.
I got about 60 miles in today. Tomorrow I'll do a similar ride and then a few shorter rides early in the week. On Thursday I leave for Colorado again. I'll meet my brother-in-law in North Platte, NE and get to Frisco that night. We'll spend Friday biking around town and over to one or two ski areas accessible by paved trail. We'll also check in and prepare for the Copper Triangle ride on Saturday before heading to Montrose that evening, meeting Pat and Rick. Then Sunday it's the CRMBT. I'll take lots of pictures and come back with stories to tell.