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Kansas on Two Wheels: Glacial Hills Scenic Byway

There are things in life that should not be rushed…the aging process of a fine wine or scotch, watching a sunset, and riding the Kansas Byways are all on my list of experiences to enjoy without being rushed. Spring of 2013 in Kansas has been tumultuous as best. We’ve seen many cool days, much needed rain and record setting snow in early May. Mother Nature has saved her best days for mid-week when two working parents have a tough time getting away to play on the Wide Glide. All this has added up to a 63-mile journey over a two-day period. The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway is nearly in our backyard, seemingly short and easy to both plan and execute. However, just to get there and home adds another 140 miles, making it a much longer journey, one that we just couldn’t do in an evening and still take in the entire experience without feeling rushed. Being on a bike isn’t about the destination so much as it is the journey along the way. 

Posted on May 14, 2013 9:02AM by Sarah Larison

Kansas on Two Wheels: Gypsum Hills Byway

Stretching from Medicine Lodge to Coldwater, the Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway is a 42 mile journey.  I've been fortunate through family trips and professional excursions to travel through a great deal of Kansas counties, up and down the highways and byways.  However, this particular stretch of road was one I had yet to encounter.  Coming from northeast Kansas, we decided to trailer the bike down.  The trick with that is finding a good place to park the truck and trailer while we were out exploring.  The folks at the Wright's Truck Stop in Medicine Lodge are used to having vehicles parked there for long stretches of time and were very accommodating. 

Posted on April 30, 2013 2:41PM by Sarah Larison


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