Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ness City, Kansas

Day 22

Miles Completed: 1,787

Approximate Miles Remaining: 1,613

Kyle just arrived in Ness City, KS. It was a 152-mile day! There was a mild tailwind for most of the day until about 3pm, when strong thunderstorms from the west ended his day. Luckily, Kyle had arrived to Ness City and was able to secure a motel room for the evening. He said that he left this morning at 4:45am and had a great day. He stopped in Rush Center, KS for lunch at the town’s only small diner. After sitting down at the only open table, Kyle was soon joined by an older local gentleman, they visited for about thirty minutes and eventually he treated Kyle to lunch. Kyle will continue tomorrow morning towards Scott City, KS, directly west on highway 96 (most likely the straightest road in the world, as evidenced by the above picture). Speaking of straight roads, Kyle mentioned that all day today he would pick a spot on the road ahead of him and see how long it took for him to get there, it was consistantly 9 miles later that he would arrive. This was Kyle’s longest one-day ride to date!

See Kyle on the Map:


  1. Hi Kyle,
    I have been following your extraordinary ride! Happy belated birthday! I am sure that you are a pioneer if not in America in may other corners of the planet. Think about how many 21 years old is going through this thrilling journey!! Keep up the progress and the good spirits! Hope that you keep a diary! This ride deserves it! I am so proud of you!


  2. So glad you had a happy birthday with lots of miles rode!! You are already over half way and we are all SO SO proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I tell people that my cousin is riding his bike across the united states they say you're nuts but I know that they are really impressed and so am I !!!!!!!!!!! GO KYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BE SAFE! talk soon!