16-05-01    Day 35       Kansas

Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure

It was Sunday morning and Ash Grove was still asleep. Mayor Jan let me take some of her special cinnamon cake back to the hostel so that with some oatmeal was breakfast. John was out early and I followed at 7:30.

Golden City was the only stop for the day and was 30 miles away so not a lot of distractions except a way word turtle here and there. The rollers started to level out and get farther and farther apart. There were two large farm equipment dealerships close to each other…  Huge equipment…

There was a line out of Cooky’s Cafe in Golden City…  It was the Sunday Church crowd.  I asked Betty if she wanted to share a table and Jack her husband arrived and was a joy. They eat here every week. The brisket and cheesey brussel sprouts were Delicious and the PIE…..  Every pie you could dream of.  I had home made cherry….. I learned all about the area and their family business..  Small business that makes our country so great…. Thanks Betty and Jack for sharing your lunch time with me.

I had 35 more miles to bike but as the rollers faded away in my mirror, the wind out of the west did not…. You can’t have it all.

I could see the “Welcome to Kansas” sign in the distance and was happy to reach state number 5 and the 1,500 mile mark… One Day at a Time…..

Everything was closed in Pittsburgh so I texted John and pedaled to the community Biker and RV park… Another great place to stay… We grabbed a bag of salad and chicken and had a feast…    Looking Forward To Ride…

Ash Grove, Mo to Pittsburg, KS
67.5 miles