I Rolled out on the stock CBR at 11:20 AM from Overland Park, KS. Rode out to Ft. Riley, Abiline KS, then Colby KS on I70. That was a *push*, keeping up with traffic, uphill into a headwind. One of the best memories was on I-70. I'm flat out redlined, laying down on the tank, going downhill. At the bottom of the hill, there was a highway patrolman. I sat up, never let off the throttle and waved - I was turning 10,000 RPM and making 74MPH. He looked at me, looked at his radar gun and just shook his head. I can only imagine what he was thinking!
Colby at Sunset was gorgeous - unfortunately no good photos. Abiline was a fantastic town and I can't wait to go back and explore more.
After Colby, I turned South to Sublette, KS then back East across US160 in the dark to Anthony KS. From there up to Wichita, over to Girrard KS and back to Overland Park by 10:20 AM on Sunday.
1040 odo miles, 23 hours should qualify for the Saddlesore, and I've been listed as a finisher on the Tour of Honor site. Now, what to do next weekend?
A few photos:
Loaded up for the start. Fieldsheer Eiffel tank bag, Tourmaster Cortech tailbag. Beadrider seat beads.
Loaded up and ready to go. by kcsporttour, on Flickr
Exactly 2,000 miles at the start of the ride:
Rolled over 2,000 miles at the start of the SS1K by kcsporttour, on Flickr
M65 Atomic Cannon over Ft. Riley, KS
2013_284_M65 Cannon at Ft Riley 2 by kcsporttour, on Flickr
On I-70 Westbound:
Road Shots are Fun by kcsporttour, on Flickr
Buffalo Bill Statue near Oakley, KS by kcsporttour, on Flickr
2013_284_Anthony KS 1 by kcsporttour, on Flickr
Really cool helicopter in Girard, KS.
2013_284 Girard by kcsporttour, on Flickr
1040 miles later, back in Overland Park, KS
Final milage - 1040 miles, 23 hours and 1 minute. by kcsporttour, on Flickr