Coast to Coast 2022 Adventure Day 26: Parsons, KS to Springfield, MO
This post is part of a series detailing my 2022 coast to coast cycling adventure.
Today we completed our journey across Kansas and now have a day to rest in Springfield, Missouri.
Day 26 Highlights:
Song of the day: You Can Have It All by Yo La Tengo
Start: Parsons, KS
End: Springfield, MO
Distance: 119.8 miles
Elevation: 4,249 ft.
Breakfast: 4AM hotel potlock (again)
Lunch: Judy’s Truck Stop in Jasper, MO
Dinner: Home cooked dinner and leftovers in our BNB
Progress so far: 2,123.4 miles, 67,745 ft. climbed.
Here are all of the details on today’s ride:
We had every intention of leaving at 5AM today but Dave and I both had unexpected morning repairs (another flat for Dave and a break lever issue from my bike falling over in the hotel room). We rolled out at 5:40, still before sunrise.
Today’s weather was much friendlier — high of 92 degrees and mixed 5 MPH winds. Kansas, it was fun but I’m not gonna miss you.
Things have gotten greener as we have dropped in elevation and moved into eastern Kansas but the landscape changed dramatically almost the moment we entered Missouri.
With the long 120 mile day, we decided to load up on a good diner breakfast half way through the ride.
One unexpected surprise was a really nice bike trail in Willard, just west of Springfield, MO.
Now we get to chill and take a rest in our BNB in Springfield.