Day 12: Lincoln Highway
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Day 12: Lincoln Highway

June 12, 2021 Gothenburg, NE to North Platte, NE 46 miles/825 feet High 86º/Wind SW@10-15 mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69122125 I am sitting in...
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Day 11: The 100th Meridian
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Day 11: The 100th Meridian

June 11, 2021 Lexington, NE to Gothenburg, NE 30.5 miles/380 feet mid-80s/north at 30+ mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69046798 I spoke too soon. Remember...
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Day 10: The Platte River Road
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Day 10: The Platte River Road

Kearney, NE to Lexington, NE 47.6 miles/800 ft mid-90s/15-25+ mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/68982307 Today felt like cheating. I had booked a hotel room...
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Day 9: Kearney
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Day 9: Kearney

Today is/was a day off from riding. That means a day of cleaning and lubing the bike and trailer, reshuffling...
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Day 8: The Coast of Nebraska
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Day 8: The Coast of Nebraska

I woke at my Prairie Lake site to the sound of birds. Noisy, early-rising harpies is more how they struck...
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Day 7: The Little Blue
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Day 7: The Little Blue

Edgar, NE to Prairie Lake State Recreation Area, NE 47.3 miles/1,686 feet 90s/south 20mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/68789783 Morning in Edgar was as quiet...
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Day 6: A Bone in Her Teeth
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Day 6: A Bone in Her Teeth

June 6, 2021 Hebron, NE to Edgar, NE 40 miles/1,447 feet 90s/20-25 mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/68734668 Windy, windy day today. My friend, Don...
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A Couple of Things
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A Couple of Things

I am now in Edgar, Nebraska. While I’m setting up for the night, probably illegally, in Edgar's South Park, I...
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Day 5: Grinding it Out
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Day 5: Grinding it Out

June 5, 2021 Rock Creek State Park, NE to Hebron, NE 40.8 miles/1,660 feet Upper 80s/15 mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/68652438 I realize that...
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Day 4, Part 2: Dark Night of the Soul
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Day 4, Part 2: Dark Night of the Soul

June 4, 2021 Marysville, KS to Rock Creek Station, NE 43.7 miles/2,000 feet 90º/15 mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/68652433 As mentioned in my previous...
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Day 4, Part 1
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Day 4, Part 1

Apologies all, but no blog post tonight. Too bad of a connection to deal with photos and the cloud, and...
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Day 3: The Butt Goes First
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Day 3: The Butt Goes First

Seneca, KS to Marysville, KS 42.4 miles/1,941 fthttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/68509840 So, good news and bad news. The good news is that the...
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Day 2: Horton to Seneca
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Day 2: Horton to Seneca

Horton, KS to Seneca, KS 43.5 miles/2,330 fthttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/68452940 Today didn’t start well. Mostly, as it was my first night camping,...
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Day 1: What I learned about East Kansas
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Day 1: What I learned about East Kansas

St. Joseph, MO to Horton KS 52.8 miles/2,300fthttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/68385310 The first day of the ride started out fine this morning. Actually,...
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Routes
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Routes

My friend Kathy remarked that I hadn’t posted my planned routes for this ride, so I thought I’d post them...
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St. Joe
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St. Joe

I’ve had a few days now to walk and ride a little around St. Joseph, and have really come to...
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Pack List
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Pack List

At the risk of exposing myself to public ridicule, below is my packing list for my ride from St. Joseph...
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Tweaking the Bike
Gear

Tweaking the Bike

During the summer of 2020, I went on about two dozen socially-distant scouting rides in California and Nevada to check...
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Staying in Touch
Planning

Staying in Touch

If all goes well (i.e., if I don’t fall again and break something between now and then), I will start...
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Pony Express Ride – St. Joe to Salt Lake City
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Pony Express Ride – St. Joe to Salt Lake City

I've set a date for starting my Pony Express Bikepacking trip. My initial plan is to start from St. Joseph...
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