16-05-06 Day 40 Sante Fe – Mark Trail
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
I have never woke up to a turkey’s gobble… Lots of firsts….
I biked into Larned and found the Sweets and Eats to do the bathroom thing. Contacts, Teeth, Lube. and fill up on water…. Danielle filled me up with the Kansas 3 egg omelet and coffee… Delish…..
The Sante Fe trail goes through Larned from Kansas City to Sante Fe… It was the major wagon trail route west. You can still see the ruts from the long abandoned route just like the hiking trails today.
The wind was from the south and there was a 20 mile section straight north. The bike was moving 20 to 25 mph with little effort. The grass on both sides of the road looked like waves flowing across the ocean…. Unfortunately soon I was in Rush Center and turned west.. The party was over and the 16 mph wind blew me around.
I arrived in Ness City and went to the Mexican Restaurant to fill up.. George and Mary from Aspen were finishing up and offered a shower in their room… yes!! Jim & Val sat across from me asked me about long distance biking… We shared lots of laughs and it made my day.. When I went to pay for my dinner, it was already paid for…. What a wonderful thing to do. Thanks Jim and Val….
I checked in at the sheriff’s office and slept in the park….
Larned, KS to Ness City 64.5 miles