Saturday, June 2, 2012
i've been everywhere
I had stuffed some snacks in my pocket and ate them in the city park in Wellsville. My approach had been from the north, and I knew there was a road on the east side of town that would take me back to roads I was familiar with and get me headed for home. But, there was construction, and I was advised to not go north on that road. So, I headed south and was going away from where I wanted to end up. Seven miles later I was able to head east on a highway with a good shoulder, but more traffic than I cared for. After about 10 miles I was able to turn to the north on a road I knew. It would get me home, eventually.
Able to refill my bottles at Hillsdale Lake and again at the park in Gardner, and once more at the ball fields in Olathe, I was less than 3 miles from home before my phone rang. My dear wife was just calling to check on me and my 7 hour adventure. It wasn't planned, but I was glad to get a good ride in that will be as long as all but two days on the Tour de Kota. Two more weeks and I'll be on my way.