June 29, Day 28: 102 Miles in 102 Degree Weather – Tribune to Ness City, KS

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Campsite at the city park.

The main street was blasting 80’s music this morning. A local told us that the city had received a grant to keep the street from being bland, hence the cool jams 24/7

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Gooch’s.
Lady at the checkout line: “Good morning, Gooch’s!”

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How many calories are in a gnat I wonder. A lot have been flying into the back of my throat while riding.

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Dino gas

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One of many feed lots in Kansas.

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Hanging out by the $0.30 soda machine in Scott City. It was 102 degrees F by 1:00pm.

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We had 24 miles until the next town of Dighton. It felt like forever in the heat and I had to keep spraying water on myself to stay awake, I thought I was going to get a heat stroke.

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By 5:00pm it was 105 degrees! Crazy. We were all kind of loopy and thought it’d be best to wait until it cooled down before riding again. Two hour break at the city pool — free for bicyclist.

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Cheap satisfying eats at Frigid Creme.

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It was still hot at dusk but not as bad.

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Bothering cows

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Kansas at night, imagining canyons and big horned sheep all around us

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32 miles from Dighton we hit Ness City. We planned to go on to Alexander 20 miles away but felt way too out of it by that point. The heat really was too much and it was only going to be hotter the next day. We camped at the city park in town and used the showers at the pool in the morning.

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