BOBBY AND THANE TACKLE THE TRANSAM Day 35 Larned to Ness City

Day Thirty Five Thane’s Blog: sleep is overrated

Tuesday June 4, 2013, 65 miles (105 km) – Total so far: 1,992 miles (3,205 km)

Sleep along the transam route is totally overrated. Last night we set up camp under an awesome pavilion. Simple enough right. It happens all the time. What doesn’t happen all the time is the wind blowing all night long at 30-40 mph. Shaking the tents and making it sound like maybe camping tonight was not a real good idea. It’s very tough to sleep when the tiny tent you are in is moving around like Mick Jaggers pelvis during a Rolling Stones concert.Fortunate for us the wind started to die down around 4 am. By the time we got packed up and headed west at 6:30 am the wind had fallen asleep. Very little wind today and what wind we did have was slightly behind us. Booyyaahhh

The day was spent once again with our new found friends from England. It looks like we will be able to cycle one more day with these incredible people. We will all hang out tomorrow night as well before the bad ass cycling dudes continue to head west while Mark and Julie take a much needed rest day. Our paths may actually cross again when Bobby and I meet up with our wives for four days in Breckenridge. In my heart of hearts I hope we all do meet up again. We covered the 65 miles today traveling along the mostly flat roads of Kansas at speeds unheard of on this trip so far. Never putting our heads down and driving the speed train. But simply rolling along without having to fight the weather elements.

Some days it is an absolute joy to pedal a bicycle and today was simply one of those days. Beautiful clouds formed in the morning giving my camera and I some incredible images. By mid-morning the clouds had lifted and the temperatures went north but it didn’t matter. The people we met today were incredible as we made our way west. I am finding that the people here in Kansas are some of the friendliest I have ever met. If our predictions are right we will leave this state and enter the state of Colorado on Thursday. Tomorrow, early in the morning, my bicycle computer will turn over 2,000 miles. I’m slightly in shock. Feeling as strong as a horse after all those miles.

Yea, I am still coming to grips with the fact that I am cycling across the country.

Day Thirty Five Bobby’s Blog

Tuesday June 4, 2013, 65 miles (105 km) – Total so far: 1,992 miles (3,205 km)

After a hellish windy night we got off with another Casey’s convenience store breakfast. Man it’s been a long time since we had a real diner bacon and egg breakfast. I miss that.

We had a lovely ride this morning with a tail wind and very flat Kansas highway. Still traveling with Ruffy and our new friends Julie and Mark. Sissy and Rich also showed up but opted to go to the motel as there are no showers in the city park where we are camped. I can miss one day but that’s my limit. Startin to feel a little like rain. Hate to pray for no rain they are in a bit of a drought here right now.

Rich and Sissy showed up at the end of the day after riding 106 miles. We last saw them in Walnut at the Immanual Luthern church about four days ago

Rich and Sissy showed up at the end of the day after riding 106 miles. We last saw them in Walnut at the Immanual Luthern church about four days ago

Breakfast at Tiffinays I mean Casey's

Breakfast at Tiffany’s I mean Casey’s

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Proof of the dreaded Kansas cross winds.

Proof of the dreaded Kansas cross winds.