May 31st, 2019 / (120km/75mi, 930hm) While the forecast was fine and things looked good when I woke up, as I leave Madisonville dark rain clouds hang all over the sky in my back and follow me diligently for almost the entire ride. I seem to always be at the binge of where it rains, […]Read more "Day 34 / Madisonville, KY to Rough River Dam State, KY Resort"
May 30th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) Rain’s forecasted for today and when I check outside thru the window early in the morning, it indeed is raining strongly. So I stay in Madisonville today. Burning one of my slack days to reach Lexington, KY, on June 4th. No harm done, I need to sit around somewhere anyways. […]Read more "Day 33 / Madisonville, KY"
May 29th, 2019 / (98km/64mi, 930hm) As planned, I get up early from my alarm and check the weather outside: it looks good. Good enough at least to decide not to stay here and rather get moving further East towards Lexington. Every stop I have finished before Tim arrives, is a good stop and bad […]Read more "Day 32 / Elizabethtown, IL to Madisonville, KY"
May 28th, 2019 / (118km/74mi, 1100hm) This morning I sleep long – I cancel the alarm several times and get up only by 7:30am finally, feeling the urge to head for breakfast. Today I want to stay in Carbondale and get a few things done. Tomorrow I continue to Elizabethtown where things start to get […]Read more "Day 31 / Carbondale, IL to Elizabethtown, IL"
May 27th, 2019 / (135km/84mi) I start at around 7:30am — late, but I didn’t get out of bed again – and am still undecided whether I take the short leg to Chester, IL, or extend today’s ride to Carbondale, IL But I decide that I can still make a decision later once I’m in […]Read more "Day 30 / Farmington, MO to Carbondale, IL"
May 26th. 2019 / (98km/61mi, 940hm) Trying to escape the heat of the day that hit me yesterday and trying to outrun some thunderstorm that is forecasted to kick in here in the Ellington area around 11am, I get up early and leave Ellington towards the East at shortly past 6am. It’s very quiet outside […]Read more "Day 29 / Ellington, MO to Farmington, MO"
May 25th, 2019 / (134km/83mi, 670hm) After some last minute confusion about my motel next night – and it’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US, so places are pretty booked out – I start late, i.e. at almost 9am, which pays back badly during the day. It’s again getting super hot with temperatures quickly […]Read more "Day 28 / Houston, MO to Ellington, MO"
May 24th, 2019 / (148km/92mi, 1027hm) When I get out of the motel this morning in Pittsburg, KS, it is already 20°C warm. What a difference to the days so far – normally I would rather freeze than sweat. It is as if someone has just turned the AC from cooling to heating. And heating […]Read more "Day 27 / Pittsburg, KS to Houston, MO"
May 23rd, 2019 / (0km/0mi ride) I woke up at 5am this morning and looked outside. Still dark, but all cloudy sky. For the next 4 hours I am undecided what to do. I check all available sources for how the day will look like, how the next few days will be, how things are […]Read more "Day 26 / Dodge City, KS to Pittsburg, KS"
May 22nd, 2019 / (140km/87mi) Like a miracle after the last two days, the sun is out this morning and there’s no clouds in the sky. Still, I am only on the road shortly past 8am. I decided yesterday evening to deviate from the official TransAm bike trail route and take a detour south via […]Read more "Day 25 / Scott City, KS to Dodge City, KS"