Lunch And Exploring

Yesterday I went riding in the big city where I thought I might be slightly protected from the 20+ mph wind. That turned out to be mostly true. There were a few times heading into the wind that the gusts nearly stopped me in my tracks. For lunch I had veggie fried rice from a new-to-me Chinese restaurant which was really good. I did some exploring which included an abandoned golf park. Also a stop along Gypsum Creek.

My Bike Buddy


A video tribute to my bike buddy. 29 years ago this spring we started dating and some of those first dates were bike rides.

Excuse my off-key singing and poor instrument skills.

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I have yet to come up with anything better to give out at our annual St Patrick’s day parade and until I do I’ll have to live with the guilt of contributing to tooth decay and other health issues in children 🙁

Ride To Scripture Hill

On the side of a hill in Arkansas City, KS is what may be the world’s largest bible scripture written in stones. From Arkansas City’s webpage…

Begun in 1897, the text took seven months to build and whitewash so as to be seen from the railroad tracks. It was rebuilt three times over a 30 year period to get it the size and shape it is. Fred Horton was a young dispatcher who came here with his bride when the Santa Fe line into Oklahoma was nine years old. In 1889, he came to be the assistant to the chief dispatcher of the Oklahoma Division.

Each letter is 18 feet high, 12 feet wide, and three feet deep. It is about 475 feet long, and is built of stone from the hillside in which it stands.

I trucked my bike to the city and then rode to check it out. Even if you can’t ride all the way to your destination, a bicycle can be great for exploring it once you’re there.

Rideside Attraction – Golden Gate Bridge

An area man’s replica of the Golden Gate bridge. Another “Rideside Attraction“.

You can read about the bridge and it’s builder here and here.

Also of interest on this road and just a few yards from the bridge is this WPA (Works Progress Administration) marker. It commemorates the reworking of the creek (which the bridge spans) to help prevent flooding.

Typical Day Riding And Exploring

Ride, explore, drink beer, eat snacks, chill.

Checking out a few things I missed on my previous visit to the abandoned amusement park.