A quick look
This route certainly will allow me to see a cross section of our nation including a portion of the great plains. The Kansas portion of this journey leads almost due west.
The eastern portion of the state is composed of corn and cows. The central portion boasts more corn and sunflowers that should be coming into bloom by the time I reach them. The bluestem grasses of the Flint Hills are more plentiful than corn. West of the Flint Hills lies more corn on the Great Bend Prairie, a land of broad river valleys and rolling hills.
The western half is the Great Plains area where tall grasses stretch 400 miles west to the Rocky Mountains and extend 2500 miles from northern Canada and to New Mexico and Texas.
Rans, the manufacturer of my bicycle, is located in Hays, Kansas. In case I have serious mechanical trouble I can make a pit stop in this small town located about a day ride north of the route.
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Lawrence J. Flint