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"