June 29 Crossing America

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Cassoday, KS – Nickerson, KS Distance 91 miles, rode 91 Miles traveled to date 1,976, miles by bike 1,689. Another long day in the saddle, had a 15-20 mph wind from the South which felt more like a headwind, lucky the terrain was mostly flat balancing out the ride.  The heat did take its toll […]

June 28 Crossing America

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Chanute, KS – Cassoday, KS distance 100 miles, I rode 100. Distance through today 1,885 miles, rode on my bike 1,598 miles. Woke up this morning without stomach cramps, thank goodness as I had decided if I still had them today I’d better go see a doctor.  Thinking back on what may have caused the […]

June 27 Crossing America

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Pittsburg, KS – Chanute, KS Distance 57 miles, I rode 42 Distance traveled through today 1,785 miles, miles rode on bike 1,498 By morning I was dry heaving until I thought I was going to throw up my insides.  That’s when whatever I had caught decided to attack my other end causing me to run […]

June 26 Crossing America

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Ash Grove, MO – Pittsburg, KS.  Distance 67, I rode -0- Distance traveled to date 1,728, on my bike 1,456. By the time Ms. Vickie and I got home, unloaded all the stuff I brought home I didn’t need with me it was after 10:30 PM.  I asked Ms. Vickie if she missed me and […]

June 25 Crossing America

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Hartville, MO – Ash Grove, MO.  Distance 72 miles, rode 62 miles Total miles traveled to date 1,661 miles, ridden by bike 1,456. After Gene and Gladys left last night, I discovered we had two more important visitors at Hartville Tommy Johns, an MS victim who lives in Fair Grove and James Rupehi a resident […]

June 24 Crossing America

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Eminence, MO – Hartville, MO.  Distance 79 miles, I rode 74. Total distance traveled 1,589 miles, rode by bike 1,394. As promised Gene Moll arrived at the campground last night to say he’d be riding with me today.  Gladys his wife and he are camped in their Dodge Camper at the Alley Spring Campground.  They […]

June 23 Crossing America

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Farmington, MO – Eminence, MO.  Distance 88 miles, I rode 62 miles. Total distance traveled through today 1,510 miles, miles ridden by bike 1,320. Before getting to today’s ride, I’d like to back up and share with you the wonderful facility the community of Farmington has established for the touring bicyclists traveling through their community.  […]

June 22 Crossing America

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Chester, IL – Farmington, MO.  Distance 49 miles Total distance covered through today 1,422 miles, miles ridden on my bike 1,328 Its whining time again my friends.  I was able to get on the road by 7:00 for what was billed as one of our “Easiest” days of riding; right for a twenty something year […]

June 21 Crossing America

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Carbondale, IL – Chester, IL.  Distance 58 miles I had another great night sleep though disappointed Joey the cat didn’t cuddle me last night.  Guess he found one of the gal’s to be a better bed partner.  Got up about six and slowly packed up my gear and got my bike ready to ride.  Rode […]

June 20 Crossing America

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Carbondale, IL. Day of Service and Rest Really nice folks we’re staying in the home of Jim and Kate Renshaw, parents of a rider from last year Seth Milam and owner of two matching Boston Terriers (Baxter and Rudy), two cats (Wolfmans and Joey, the latter cuddled me all night), horse, mule, goats and numerous […]

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