Colorado Springs, CO to Lawrence, KS (Day 13)

September 2nd Miles 4157-4718 View Larger Map Long tedious day today, time to get those long endless plains of Kansas out of the way again, back to visit my friend at Kansas University. Weather was not on my side today. Clouds had been coming in over Colorado Springs and when I first started out on the road, it was freezing. I ended up having to throw on long underwear top and bottoms, a sweatshirt and my leather jacket for my top, and my rain pants to keep the wind off as much as possible. Then the flat plains started in Eastern Colorado. I’ve decided that the weather condition that I dislike the most, more than heat or rain, is extreme wind. With wind you get thrown all around your lane and at times I would have to mantain a constant lean as if I was turning just to counteract the
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Lawrence, KS-Boulder, CO (Day 4)

August 20 Miles 1120-1760 Up bright an early again this morning. Since I was running a little behind schedule, I needed to haul ass to meet brother in Colorado today. Johana woke up with me and I was able to help myself to breakfast from the dorm’s cafeteria. She also showed me stuff I could grab for lunch and snacks. So I stocked up and packed up. Before leaving I gave Johana a quick ride on the bike and then headed out. I decided to stay on I-70 the whole way to boulder since I needed to make the miles. I was told it was a bit boring but the scenic route wouldve taken too long. What made it boring though made it pretty enjoyable to me. Eastern kansas had a lot of gently rolling hills which kind of reminded me of sheep farms in southern New Zealand. Then the
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