Everything was right where I left it. It's been over twenty years since I visited KC and almost thirty since I lived here. I felt right at home riding through the downtown area to the Plaza, where I was staying. On Friday, the Hunq looked comfortable in the old haunts as well.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
I had a conference scheduled in Kansas City this weekend, it has nothing to do with cycling except that it's a great excuse to ride across Missouri to Saint Louis. So I took a train from home to Chicago to KC. Once again I had the chance to compare roll on service to the regular baggage service with the bike packed in their box.
On the trains with no baggage service, it's nice to have accommodations. On the other hand, wrestling a bike through the narrow vestibule between cars is not as nice as rolling a bike into a box and letting them handle it. Either way, it's a world better than the service offered by airlines.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
With the wind sailing me north, the usual hills actually felt like "rollers" under a 70# bike. It made me feel downright Fredly getting up to WOHOOO! Speed on my pack animal.