Words: Kansas

Not flat, I repeat, NOT flat – when Eward and I drove across Kansas on I-70, we thought it was the longest, flattest, most boring state we crossed. Not so on a bike; off the interstate, much more rolling, many more towns, many more interesting people met.

The Kansas Wave – whether it’s just a few fingers lifted off the steering wheel or a whole hand out the window, nearly everyone waved as I passed

Native American-influenced

Lack of roadkill – probably due to the low road/land ratio

Smooth roads, wide shoulders



Windy (thankfully from the south, not headlong)

Of course, corn n’ soybeans


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tara Schmanke on August 1, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Oh so very, very true! As a life long Flint Hills area Kansan, I’m curious, which roads were you on? Welcome and glad you were here. Sorry you had to experience the awful heat we’ve had lately. It’s so nice to hear someone recognize that all of Kansas is not flat.


  2. Posted by Tara Schmanke on August 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Looked at the pics. You were right in our neck of the woods, uh, well, prairie! Hwy 24, great riding.


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