Day 12 - Liberal to Dodge City

Greetings from Dodge City everyone! What a cool place to be, we are staying in a motel that's been around since Wyatt Earp was Sheriff of these parts, (for those of you who haven't seen the movie Tombstone, Wyatt Earp was a famous law man of the Old West). 

Getting ready for the cold

Getting ready for the cold

Today's ride was the easiest by far, and it makes me so happy to be able to say that. Aside from some chilly morning weather that Ralph and I made sure to bundle up against, it was smooth sailing almost the whole 83 miles from Liberal to Dodge. 

With a slight wind at our backs we finished the first 40 miles in no time. I was extremely pleased that my dad and I were able to knock out the first half with minimal effort. I like to think that it is a testament to our legs getting stronger as the ride continues, but the extremely flat terrain was a big help as well. 

Kansas is a friendly state, filled with friendly people. My dad and I stopped at a store to refill our water bottles and had a really pleasant conversation with the cashier there. She seemed really amazed that someone would actually do something like this, but was supportive and wished us luck as we left. Overall this state just has a great friendly vibe to it, with grain silos and endless rows of harvested corn stalks as far as the eye can see. 

I had a late start on this entry, and we are going to be getting up quite early to be getting ready to press onward, but expect another video as Ralph and I talk about today's ride and our expectations for the next leg of the journey. 

Until then, I hope to see you all in the morning.

As we put our unexpected day of rest behind us, Ralph and I prepare to head out of Liberal and fight our way to Dodge City in chilly weather and headwinds of 10 - 15 miles per hour.
Danielle Rivenbark