FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 9,10,11,12

Rest day spent in Pittsburg, KS.
19 more confirmed tornados within 60 miles.
Motel was a good idea.
Mexican combination plates.
Bad TV.
Slept in (until 8 am).
Rode Pittsburg to Chanute, KS.
Flat 60 miles.
So sunburned.
Slept in the park “campground”.
Left before 7 the next morning to attack our first century of the trip.
Made it 65 miles.
30 mph headwinds.
Screaming doesn’t help.
Warned by people on highway 54 of another bad storm on it’s way.
Eureka, KS.
Eureka High School’s mascot is “the tornados”.
1 comfirmed tornado touchdown a few miles west.
Good excuse for another hotel room.
Sunburn and hot showers.
Complimentary in-room coffee.
More headwinds today.
Only got 38 miles in.
Cassoday, KS.
The prairie chicken capital of the world.
Met matt from Pittsburg, Penn., riding the western express trail from Virginia to San Francisco.
Big day tomorrow.

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  1. Cass
    Posted May 17, 2009 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Well, you know what they say…a Cassoday keeps the doctor away. har har

  2. Jack White
    Posted May 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to Wichita..
    ..make the sweat drip out of every pore

  3. Posted May 18, 2009 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Best wishes from the Ohio Northern University Multisport Club! Watching the trip with great interest!
    Keep the rubber to the road…

  4. Anthony
    Posted May 19, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    This blog makes me really want to take a long bike trip.
    It also makes me never want to go to Kansas.

  5. Shawna
    Posted May 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    My gosh! It sounds like you have already had quite an adventure! You can do it!

  6. Posted May 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Permalink


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