|Endless ribbons of gravel|
So.....as Wendi and I sit here at JavaCat Coffeehouse in Emporia, all sights are set on Kanza. We came up here this weekend for her to attend a DK training camp in preparation for the 100 mile version and I am getting a few big gravel rides in working with my awesome coach to bend the plan around this weekend to take full advantage of being in the environment. We both went for warm-up rides today on a beautiful blue sky day with only a 20mph southeasterly wind to dampen the spirits. It seems so simple but the endless rolling bands of gravel and chunky dirt b-roads that stretch across the flint hills make the miles go by so quick and are truly a joy to ride. Every human you pass in a car gives you a warm smile and waves. The treeless horizon is truly expansive. This place is simple beauty. No epic mountains, green pitches of meadow or stands of timber.......just farmland as far as you can see.
Tomorrow and Sunday have some long rides in store for both of us. Time to get some sleep.