Emporia, KS

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another day on the Journey of Hope, another century behind us and one day closer to our DC arrival we arrived in Emporia, KS today.

It was a slow moving day on the bikes due to wind and lack of crew vehicles we struggled to make it 10 miles without waiting for a crew van to jump ahead so we could continue riding past. The day began with us making excellent time but quickly began to drag on and by 11:45 we still had to go 22 miles to our rack point of 80 miles by 1 PM. We made the rack point and the Argetsinger family continuing their generosity took the entire team out to lunch at a historic restaurant in a very small town called Cottonwood Falls. Everyone enjoyed several helping of salad, lasagna, and dinner rolls that didn't sit very well after we got back on the bike and rode another 26 miles but tasted so good!

Waiting at a crew stop for vans to jump forward, I actually caught a nap at this stop.

Shadow Games

106.92 Miles

The total mileage for the day was 106.92 and we all felt great after having a few rough windy days in Kansas. I made a quick trip to the bike shop in town and had my bike tuned since I was having some shifting issues today. A potluck was sponsored by the Kiwanis club of Emporia and we enjoyed their company and giving us the opportunity to get to know them.

Terry at Dinner with the Kiwanis Club

Two news articles about the Journey of Hope, one of which has video.

Emporia Gazette

Evening News


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