I threaded the needle today. Rode between two T Storms and only had a 30 min light rain.
Opened the Longhorn restaurant at 6 am.( don’t bother eating here) Out the “cabin” door at 7 am.
Jumped on to US 69 with nice wide shoulders going south. The wind was SSE so it wasn’t exactly a picnic. Got off on KS 52 to Mound City where I had a real breakfast at Ladybugs.
Rode KS 52 until it ended at KS 31. West on KS 31 through Blue Mound to KS 3. KS 3 for 13 miles to US 54 and then west to Iola. In motel as I just beat the rain to town.
KS 3 was really quiet with hardly any traffic. Did have some hills and a steep one up out of the Osage river crossing. Again KS 3 runs south and had a SSE wind.
US 54 is a nice wider two lane road with a 12 – 24 inch shoulder. Traffic was light and few 18 wheelers. It seemed that I had a strong tailwind as I was cruising at 17, 18, and sometimes 21 mph. The road is, to me, flat.
Tomorrow I’ll hook up with the ACA Trans am outside Eureka on US 54.
I have had little trouble with dogs and haven’t met one I couldn’t deal with. Today I had some chases but nothing to write home about. Except one. As I rode past the farm house I heard the dog coming to the chase. I also saw a pickup coming the other way so I figure the chase was ruined for the dog. Then I heard a thump and knew the pickup had hit the dog. I stopped figuring that I probably needed to go back and remove the body from the road. But the dog, a nice looking hound, was limping back to the barn.