And So Another Adventure With a Capital “A” Begins

And So Another Adventure With a Capital "A" Begins
Saturday, July 10, 2021

By Gary Schroeder

This time it is approximately 1600 miles from Seattle to San Diego. The veteran riders already know and the first timers are about to learn, it’s only marginally about the cycling.   
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Tony Drake: Red (hot), white & blue adventures

Tony Drake: Red (hot), white & blue adventures
July 3-5, 2021

By Tony Drake

 
Today I’m going to catch you up on our 4th of July weekend and Monday riding adventures.
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Anna Little: I’ll never forget Omaha

Anna Little: I'll cherish Omaha forever
July 1, 2021

By Anna Little

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hop off the bike just in time to watch a little baseball!

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Ed Vander Pol: Water! Water! Water!

Ed Vander Pol: Water! Water! Water!
June 28, 2021

By Ed Vander Pol

We spent the weekend at the Northland Cathedral in Kansas City. Most of us attended the worship service there Sunday morning. The minister spoke on Numbers 20 when Moses “struck the rock” to provide water versus God asked Moses to “speak to the rock”. Pastor’s summary: Listen and trust in God.

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Jim Kruse: Mundane and memorable moments

Jim Kruse: Memorable and mundane moments
June 23, 2021

By Jim Kruse

Up with the sun, gone with the wind, my friends always said I was crazy*
 
What’s that noise … who set their alarm so darn early…oh wait, that’s mine. 
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Anna Little: On building and biking

Anna Little: On building and biking
June 27, 2021

By Anna Little

This weekend we had our final build day, working on a few different projects in Kansas City, Missouri. Each of our build days have been unique, providing an opportunity to work on a different task each time. It has made me appreciate the process of building much more — whether you are starting from scratch, remodeling, or just doing yard work, each project has its own challenge and requires a lot of work and commitment no matter what.

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Mike Schuck: Mother Nature provides a window

Michael Schuck: Mother Nature provides a window
June 25, 2021

By Michael Schuck

Greetings from the north side of Kansas City, Missouri.   We rode 76 miles from Northside Christian Church in Warrensburg to Northland Cathedral.  The weather forecast called for rain throughout the day with a high probability of headwinds for the first half of our ride.  When we got up and looked outside this morning it was raining steadily.  All of us anticipated being wet throughout the day. 

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James Dire: Pedaling into California (Missouri, that is)

Jim Dire: Cruising into California (Missouri, that is)
June 22, 2021

By Jim Dire

Today the team pedaled from Hermann, Missouri all the way to California. You heard me right, all the way to California! California, Missouri that is. Yesterday we took the Katy Trail most of the way from St. Louis to Hermann.

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Randi Topps: Missouri’s remarkable Katy Trail

Randi Topps: Missouri's remarkable Katy Trail
June 21, 2021

By Randy Topps

St Louis, Mo. to Herman, Mo. — 82.5 miles, mostly on the Katy Trail along the Missouri River.  Fortunately the heavy storms were over before we rode today, and they left us with gorgeous , cool riding weather!

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Tony Drake: From headwinds to tailwinds

Tony Drake: From headwinds and crosswinds to tailwinds
June 19, 2021

By Tony Drake

I’m feeling the fatigue from today’s hot century ride and the consistently strong 15-20 mph head and cross winds. After setting my phone alarm for 0415, I retire early. It’ll be a back to back century tomorrow and I want to get as much rest as possible.

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