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Kansas On Two Wheels: Post Rock Scenic Byway

As one travels along Interstate 70 through Kansas, there is a stretch of highway that passes through farm ground fenced in by barbed wire and rock fence posts.  These yellow-white fence posts are all fairly uniform in shape and size.  To some, they may harken back to another time when rock was used to build barns, homes and fences.  To others, they signal the area known as "Post Rock Country".  Settled by Bohemians from Europe, this area is rich in limestone, fertile soil and the history of our Kansas ancestry.

Posted on July 5, 2013 8:42AM by Sarah Larison

Kansas on Two Wheels: Western Vistas Historic Byway

There will be that place in a ride that you feel the pull to stop.  Pull over to the side of the highway.  Soak in every sight, sound, smell around you because it's just so....much.  More than once along the Western Vistas Historic Byway, this had to happen in order to take it all in and not miss a drop, to revel in the awe of the moment.  

Posted on June 18, 2013 1:00PM by Sarah Larison

Kansas on Two Wheels: Prairie Trail Scenic Byway

Mother Nature continues to amaze us with her timing.  There have been some absolutely beautiful days, perfect times for wind therapy on the Wide Glide. Ironically, they have been during the work week when cruising a byway isn't really possible due to those day jobs that we need to keep the lights on.

Posted on May 30, 2013 7:29AM by Sarah Larison

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

Byways of Stone

Limestone wall with historical sign   The story of the Flint Hills is largely a story about limestone. Now don't wince at the thought of learning about rocks; the story of the flinty-hard layers of stone in the Kansas Flint Hills is as fascinating as any adventure into the wild places of our state. So recently, when warm weather started to melt the piles of snow that had built up around our driveway, my wife and I decided to reacquaint ourselves with the story of rocks and remember again why we love the Flint Hills. For that, we took the drive along Kansas' Native Stone Scenic Byway, passing through Dover, Keene, Eskridge, and Alma along State Highways 4 and 99.

Posted on March 2, 2011 3:12PM by Dennis Toll


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