Maybe I should have taken the rest day afterall. I felt pretty good when I woke up this morning, but it took me longer than normal to get things packed up. My plan was to use the tailwind to have a nice long day and get to Akron, CO. I was pretty tired today. Even with the tailwind, I made slow progress.

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. . . sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom. – Willa Cather

The wildflowers have been changing again. There are a lot more sunflowers than before. They line the highway much like chicory did in Illinois. There are other new wildflowers as well. Maybe I need to download a wildflower app for Colorado.

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I stopped briefly at Eckley, CO for a break. It is about half way between Wray and Yuma. Four or five mile down the road, I realized I had left something behind and had to return to Eckley to get it. The backtracking added about nine or ten miles to my trip. When I got to Yuma, I decided that was far enough. Even though the map says I only rode about 28 miles, I actually went closer to 40. Hopefully, after a day of rest I can make some good distance. I am about 140 miles from my sister’s home and would like to get there by Friday night or Saturday morning.

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One thought on “Backtracking (August 16)

  1. Someone said the reason you haven’t been blogging recently is that there is nothing to write about or see in western Kansas and eastern Colorado. Wait until they see your photos in this blog! 🙂

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