Back on the bikes this morning, heading toward the KOA near Grand Island, Nebraska.

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We’ll be on Route 34 most of the way, hopefully enjoying the same low traffic and wide shoulders we had yesterday… watching out for dreaded goatheads!

More later…

Update (Day’s end): Well, that was the about the easiest day of riding, from a cycling perspective, as we’ve had.

We both had some wind (Michael had headwinds the whole way except the last 4 miles) but the winds were minimal, and not a significant factor. The course was as flat as can be; Our biggest climbs–and highest actual elevations of the day–were cycling up over two railroad overpasses!

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The trains in Nebraska can stretch end-to-end for two or more miles, and not even fit in a panoramic photo!

Michael toured around the village of Aurora, NE, for no particular reason other than it was along the way. The village square’s extra-wide streets and central-square county building reminded him of Fredericksburg, Texas.

He stopped at a John Deere dealership to compare combine models; He plans to be a farmer when he grows up.

A highlight of the day for Michael was meeting an antique bike rider from The Wheelmen, who was doing a Century (100-mile ride) on his 1880s replica high-wheel bicycle! (He had an original 1885 Brooks England saddle and tool bag!)

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We’re at the KOA outside Grand Island tonight.

See the Relive video.

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