4:00 PM CDT, Stockton, Kansas
Hello out there to all our web "participants" on BAK. It's been
great to hear from you! It was yet another cloudless day here in Kansas,
with light south winds and highs in the 80's. After yesterday's wind, riders
were upbeat about today's ride.
Cyclists on the Bedazzled route rode 64 miles on US 24 from Hoxie
to Hill City for lunch and eventually ended up in Stockton for the evening.
They are staying at the Stockton High School. Another community-sponsored
dinner will be served at the high school this evening, at 5:00 pm.
Besides the gently rolling hills, the highlight of the day was the Cottonwood
Ranch, located just outside of Studley. It was established in the 1870's
and was a successful sheep ranch for many years, and has now been restored
by the State of Kansas.
Cyclists on the Adorable route, pedaled the scenic rolling hills
from Norton to Phillipsburg, for a daily total of 52 miles. The Karefree
Route left the town of Lenora this morning after a hospitable stay and being
enterntained by some great piano playing, courtesy of a talented BAK rider.
They headed east on K-9, through Phillipburg for lunch and onward to Smith
Center, a total of 75 miles.
A big thanks to the Stockton High School staff for allowing us to use an
office and their phone line to make this update possible. The computer problems
are behind us now (yay!!) and we'll be able to post photographs either later
this evening or tomorrow. Check this page for an update.
We've been receiving e-mail from family and well-wishers at a steady rate
and many of the messages have been delivered, but we're still trying to
deliver a few to their rightful recipients. Rest assured, we're doing the
best we can.:)
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