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Somewhere, Kansas

Wed, Oct 13, 2010
Emporia, Kansas
64 degrees, Sunny.


For any interesting information please see Wichita or Lawrence posts. 

I could bore y`all with quips and stories of when I thought I saw a bear, but they'd be lies.  I bore myself talking about the riding portion and the roads and the mileage again and again and again.  That simply cannot be interesting to the couple people who decide to read this.  Can it?  

Let me paint a picture for you:

Google, Kansas

Tue, Oct 12, 2010
Topeka, Kansas
77 degrees, Sunny.



Goons and Goblins,


Lawrence, Kansas

Mon, Oct 11, 2010
Lawrence, Kansas
It rained for once. And it was cold. Don't worry, we're okay.



Everybody in Kansas hypes Lawrence. "You've got to go to Lawrence," they say. They say it with energy, and that makes the difference. It's more like "You've GOT to go to LAWRENCE!" 

Lawrence is to Kansas what Athens is to Ohio, and Bloomington to Indiana. It's a college-town, and because of that, it is a hub for culture and arts in an sea of farmland. Unfortunately, it's not yet college basketball season, so we didn't get to check out the Jayhawks in action (their football team isn't good, so we ignored it).

Kansas City

Sun, Oct 10, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri
We've had the same weather this whole trip.


It's Maj. I took down Dan's rhyming title "Kansas City - Manwich Pity" because I didn't get it. We're delayed in writing this post, and I already forget Kansas City. The downtown was very clean, I remember that much.

Gimme a break...

Sun, Oct 3, 2010
Columbia, Missouri


STOP right there!

We at Bandcycle have come upon some hard times. Maj has misplaced his left arm, Kortlander's got swine flu, and Mallette grew a tail that he won't quit chasing. Personally, I don't think he'll ever catch it.


Meet me in St. Louis

Thu, Sep 30, 2010
St Louis, Missouri


We spent the last couple days in St. Louis, Missouri - The Gateway to the West. Dan and I had some fun crossing the Mississippi River and photographed ourselves between the state lines of Illinois and Missouri. Also, I tried Arby's for the first time in my life. It tasted great, but I don't know if it that's because it was actually good, or if I was just really hungry from back-to-back 80+ mile biking days.

St. Elmo's Fire-nois

Wed, Sep 29, 2010
St Elmo, Illinois


Check. Your. Faktz. 


Terre Haute, IN

Tue, Sep 28, 2010
Terre Haute, Indiana


Dear Southern Indiana,