Tribune, Ks – day 46

Many of us slept in the gym last night. It had a padded floor and lots of work out beams and trampoline. The guy who runs it, Lee, coaches world class athletics, and as such he is a bit of a control freak. I’m sure we left a big impression because I dropped a bottle of beer at the front door this morning before he had arrived. I washed and cleaned the floor good, but I’m sure the smell will linger
Chris and Liam cooked great hot dogs and a potato salad.
We left about 7:30 (Central time zone) and found this true to the time gas station on the west side of Scott City. Even the price / gallon is on.

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Then we came upon our first wind power generation farm, not huge by other farms.

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Then we scored for the best breakfast we’ve seen in weeks at Leoti, Ks. We had literally no expectation of finding any place today and it was a find. I had chicken fried steak with Texas toast, 2 eggs and real good grilled hash potatoes. Sorry no picture, I ate it too fast.

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The winds were really bad today out of the south. The good news it wasn’t in our face, but we were only getting 7 MPH at times. We came to the most westerly county of Kansas and entered a time zone.

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We are staying at the county fair ground pavilion. With a swimming pool and cold showers next door

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It was a long day but only 46 miles. It took a lot of patience to keep focused at 7 MPH and stay upright in 30 MPH south winds. I literally was standing still holding my bike on the side of the road and was almost pulled to the ground by a wind gust, truck combo blast.

Mark and Mike are cooking sloppy joes.

I took this picture a couple of days ago. This is a stone fence post. There were miles of these. The documents I read stated that they cost 25 cents each in the 1880’s and a wagon could only carry 4 to 6 at a time. Isn’t that amazing!20130619-172203.jpg

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