Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 20: Guyman OK to Liberal KS

Hello LR12 fans. First of all I'd like to thank everyone for their kind comments along the way. Its really fun for Michele and I to read the comments every day. It feels like our many friends are on this journey with us....well, I guess you really are. That is one of the points of the blog. Keep following; keep commenting!

Today was a 'half-rest' day with a ride of only 40 miles. Unfortunately, surface winds of 10 - 15 knots were directly in our face the entire trip. Even though a short trip, it was like riding up a hill all day. Once again, Mike K and I worked together in a 2-man line and completed the trip in 3 H 16 min, averaging 12.1 mpg and arriving at the hotel at about 1pm.

We did enter our 6th state today!!

Mike K and Tom in the land of OZ

We'll be in Kansas for 6 straight days so I'm sure we'll be seeing lots of flat fields of corn. The entire wild card is the weather, specifically the surface winds and thunderstorms with rain. Oh well, that is part of the adventure.

After arriving, Michele and I went on a tour of a local 'Land of Oz' and local history museum. The story of the developments from the Native Indians, Coronado and even the settlers of the dust bowl era was very interesting.

Who couldn't resist walking on the yellow brick road.

Some kids refuse to grow up.

Aunti 'Em......Aunti  Em

Talk to you tomorrow!!!

Click here to see details of today's ride.
Day 20: Guyman OK to Liberal KS by xctom2012 at Garmin Connect - Details


Anonymous said...

Hi Tom, It's Heather and Jon Spencer (Lisa's friends)! We have been following your ride, how incredible!!! That is neat you were in the Land Of Oz today! I should take my mom there, she LOVES the Wizard of Oz! Praying for you, your bodies and the weather! Love, The Spencers

Jennifer said...

LOVE the yellow brick road pic! I wish I was there to skip arm-in-arm with you! Oh yes, and of course there would be singing :-).