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Day 6, through Manhattan and Wamego into Rossville proved to be the killer day of BAK 2017. First, I chose the alternate route around Fort Riley, which involved a nasty climb up K-57. That was rewarded with a stunning view of the Humboldt Creek valley. After lunch at Radina's, though, it was all open unshaded road. Many thanks to the people of St. Marys, who had a firetruck out as a relief station.

The day seemed longer than the 79 miles I logged, detailed at Garmin Connect or at Ride With GPS.

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

Breakfast was at the church adjacent to the school.


They let anybody ring the bells, too!



Little of this was to be had...


BAK veterans always host a SAG atop this hill.





Pretty flowers atop the K-57 hill.

K-57 to Clark's Creek to K-18 being the Fort Riley bypass.

K-57 hill is a nasty long steep climb...

But the Humboldt Creek valley seen from the top is stunning.

This panorama doesn't do it justice.



The SAG in Ogden.


Blue Earth Plaza in Manhattan.

A real SAG in Zeandale for a change!



Cool, fun squirt guns at the Wamego SAG.




It was horrifically hot on the wide open US-24...

...but the good citizens and FD of St. Mary had us covered.


Ladder truck with hose as a cooling station.





The pool in Rossville got a lot of business.



Food in the park across from the school and pool.



Why, yes, I did have pie and ice cream!


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