Eureka, Ks – day 39

Today’s, last 20 miles was one of the hardest, most challenging ride I’ve ever done. I am so pleased that Jack reserved us motel room with a pool. The winds were over 25 miles an hour in our faces, and huge trucks zipping by sucking us in or pushing us sideways.
We got 60 + miles total, but the first 40 was really nice.

My stay in the church’s Nursery was Ok, it included a bathroom and no one else was in that room.
I woke up at 5:00 and we were pedaling out of town after 6:00.
We were hoping for water or services sooner than later and it turned out to be the latter. In Toronto at mile 41 we got hot water, from a broken soda fountain and ice cold strawberry milk, and cola. The wind had already been blowing but it wasn’t terrible.
The place was a poor example for a deli but it provided us shade in Toronto

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I met a man from Beijing, China who says he is riding for a charity.

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And an east bounder Ted from Virginia

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We saw many of these small oil wells

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We did eventually get cold water at mile 44 at Lizard Lips Grill and Deli. They had a biker journal to sign and for us to read.

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But, I thought 3 bottles of water would take me the last 20 miles after drinking plenty. But, it was 94 degrees and I mentioned the wind. It took over 2 hours of brute force to push to the Blue Stem Lodge but to our delight the pool made us forget what we had done.

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I sat in the pool for a long half hour and about 3:15 I walked across the highway to a Sonic, stepped up to the drive up like a”loser” with no car and got me a milk shake and hamburger. I am going to enjoy this motel room now and turn this computer off for now.

One thought on “Eureka, Ks – day 39

  1. Your descriptions of this trip are really interesting – keep us on the edge, waiting for next update. wowser jeffg

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