5:00 PM CDT, Hoxie, Kansas
It was another beautiful sunny day, typical of Kansas in June, with light
southery winds and highs in the mid-80s.
Cyclists on the Bedazzled route rode 65 miles from Atwood and turned
south toward their destination at Hoxie. They are spending the night at
the Hoxie High School. They were greeted upon arrival by a city-sponsored
information tent which provided cold drinks, maps and Hoxie souvenirs, along
with the most important information for bikers, namely where the restaurants
and ice cream stands were located. The biggest challenge for the Bedazzled
cyclists was the 10 mph southerly headwinds that increased steadily throughout
A dinner will be served at the high school this evening, with the highlight
being a "make-your-own" ice cream sundae. The cyclists will also
be treated to a showing of the movie "Spyhard" courtesy of the
City of Hoxie.
After a breakfast served by the Colby swim club, cyclists on both the Adorable
and the Karefree routes started out from Colby together, diverging
at Selden to continue to their respective destinations of Norton and Lenora.
At Jennings, a Czech community, the Adorable cyclists were treated to Kolaches,
a filled pastry. They continued on to Norton for tonight's stay.
The Karefree riders made their way along K-9 to Lenora, passing through
New Almelo, paralleling the beautiful North Fork of the Solomon River. With
a population of only 324, we'll more than double the population of Lenora!
An update on the computer problems; we're encouraged to report that with
the help of the Colby city manager, some able technicians are working on
the problem and we hope to be up and running with the digital photos by
tomorrow evening. On the positive side, our web computer is doing well and
we're having no problems connecting to the Internet.
Attention to all those sending us e-mail! We're receiving many messages
daily, but most are still not addressed properly. We ask again that you
PLEASE include the full name of the person the message is directed
to and their route (if known). If you want your messages to be received
by the right people, please include this information.
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