Yesterday we celebrated the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy’s Opening Day Of Trails with a ride on the near-by Prairie Sunset trail. We began in Wichita and rode 13 miles to the trails current end in the town of Garden Plain. The trail runs east and west and with the trees, bushes and sections where it’s dug in to the hillside, we were slightly protected from the 25 mph south wind. While in Garden Plain we stopped at the two bar & grills for lunch and beverages. At the second stop we really enjoyed our conversation with the owner which ranged from cars (while watching the Mecum auto auction on tv) to MAD magazine which we found out is still being printed. He even gave us hats. On the return ride we crossed paths with a friend who was also enjoying a ride on the trail.
Today made 1 year that I”ve ridden my bike every day. Some days were errands, other days for fun and a few days I had to force myself to ride just to keep the consecutive days going.
Riding our near-by rail-to-trail the Prairie Sunset yesterday. What I hoped would be a ride on a blanket of freshly fallen snow was instead mostly a slog through the slush as the temperature rose.
Today Mom, Dad and I got around early to beat the 100 degree temperature and rode our local rail-to-trail the Prairie Sunset.
Dad on his new bike.
There was some new signage since the last time I rode the trail
Recently installed bike rack at the park in Goddard.
Today was Opening Day For Trails as proclaimed by the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.
We celebrated with a couple of rides. First was a group ride I put together on our local rail-to-trail the Prairie Sunset. 13 of us showed up and rode 18 miles with a few stops and surprises along the way.
Group Geocouching! How cool is that?! Read the story behind it here.
Lunch at the Frosty Treat in Garden Plain, KS. It was here that one of the group realized that another in the group had been their teacher in high-school nearly 30 years ago. Another “how cool is that?!”
After our group ride we picked up our Grand-daughter and took her riding along the Arkansas River path in the big city.
Mom, Dad & I rode our local rail-to-trail the Prairie Sunset today. A beautiful morning with a mild temperature and little wind. New gravel was being placed on the trail while we rode.
Tonight nova and I rode our local path under a full moon.
I was planning on riding somewhere from home this morning but it was foggy making it too dangerous to ride on the roads. I instead trucked my bike to our local rail-to-trail the Prairie Sunset.
I stopped 2 miles short of the end of the trail as they were putting down new gravel. Great to see work being done on the trail.
On my return ride about a mile from the truck I noticed my left crank arm was loose. When I got back to the truck the nut was barely holding on by a thread.
Real short video…
Earlier in the week I planned and started promoting a group ride on our local rail-to-trail which I”ve been saying I was going to do for a while now. The trail is the Prairie Sunset and the ride was timed so we”d be on it at sunset. Despite the short notice, chilly temperature and wind there were 13 that showed. Some rode just a part of the trail. Nova, myself and a few others rode the entire trail. We had a great time and the return trip on the trail in the dark was pretty neat.