Posts by: Paul

Ton up on the Plains – Newton to Larned

Ton up on the Plains – Newton to Larned

A major landmark – we hit our first 100 miles day crossing Kansas with (at last!!!) a favourable tailwind. It had been in the offing for a while, but today the gods smiled on us, as they did last night finding us a superb place to stay at the Newton Bike Shop. James’s wife, Heather,…

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Looking for the Line Man – Chanute to Eureka

Looking for the Line Man – Chanute to Eureka

Riding days start early on the trail. Our alarms were set for 6am, by which time Jerry and Jonathan were already up, clipping their panniers onto their bikes and making coffee. First Baptist had been a great place to stay, but the TransAm never rests, so by 7am we were out of the door and…

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The Inevitability of Onwards – Pittsburg to Chanute

The Inevitability of Onwards – Pittsburg to Chanute

By Terry “See that red bit? … that’s the worst of the weather and it’s heading straight at us.” said Jonathan, pointing at the radar weather image on his phone. Sure enough, half an hour, 3 bowls of wheat flakes, 2 blueberry muffins and lots of rubbish coffee later, the thunderstorm hit Pittsburg. So much…

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