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Biking Across Kansas concluded in my hometown of Leavenworth on Day 8. My pleasant morning ride was made more so by a sort of private SAG where my brother and sister-in-law met me near their home with coffee and doughnuts. The citizens of Leavenworth gave us a rousing gauntleted welcome!

Those last 23 miles are documented at Garmin Connect or at Ride With GPS.

Each thumbnail below links to a much larger image of about 5 MB in size.

We had exciting storms again overnight.


Most tents stayed up. Mine did, anyway.


Didn't catch the lightning from these clouds.



They just closed Immaculata, my old high school.



At the Missouri river.









Boo made it! His human, too.



Nice bike!

I dip my wheel in the Muddy Mo...

...then do the traditional victory hoist.




Touring Riverside Park.









Me and my bike.

My bike and I.


The tracks here are active. Several trains passed.



Leavenworth's carousel museum.



The carousel itself.








Leavenworth's welcome was rousing!

We ran a gauntlet of cowbells, Mardi Gras beads and an MC!

Lots of fans cheering us on.








The Riverside community center, with clock.

Another view of the tracks.

Lunch is served.

At right, my old scoutmaster honored downtown.


Back in Wichita, retrieving our bikes.


Another BAK complete!

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