I did a fast ride out to Clinton Lake on a Friday last week. I missed the Thursday group ride as I had a job interview (via Skype) So I headed out of town, feeling good, and wanting to get out and see what I could do.
|The Big Farm|
And I have to say, it was a rare day when there was NO WIND... I mean usually I'm getting beat up out here in The Wilds -- but the wind was calm. I made good time and covered the back road quickly!
The old barns are starting to show some age. The Winter this year was long, cold and tough.
Normally on the Muffin Ride, we would turn left at the barn and head to Lone Star Lake. Instead I'm going up and over the hill to Clinton Lake. My plan is to ride to the Clinton Lake Store, go to the shore, and then head home back to Lawrence. All in all, about a 40 mile ride.
An old and still prosperous farm, on the way to Clinton, Kansas...
German immigrants settled around here. This church dates from about 1900. It is probably not the first church -- as the farmers got more money and did better, they built bigger churches.
|Clinton Store, since 1931|
|Caught in 1965 in Montana|