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Sunday, 29 May was Day Two of the 2016 Cottonwood 200 and goes from Council Grove to Cottonwood Falls and back, with a stop in between at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. You can examine the route at MapMyRide, or see my own ride report at Garmin Connect. It was pleasantly warm and the wind stayed in the west for the morning. That's good, given that there's tough hill climbing southbound out of Council Grove and you don't need a headwind to go with it. The breeze came around to the south later, providing an actual tailwind for the trip back. A tasty provided lunch was at "Keller Feed & Wine" in Cottonwood Falls, and dinner was at the "Hays House" back in Council Grove.

Each thumbnail below links to a much larger image of about 4.8 MB in size.

The first climb out of Council Grove.


The welcome SAG at the top of the climbs.



The national wild bicycle preserve.



Red caboose in downtown Strong City.


The Cottonwood River in near flood submerges the falls!






Tasty dining at the Keller Feed & Wine Company.




Free State Dirty Kanza Kolsch in a mason jar!





Back at the SAG on the high prairie with storm clouds brewing.



Two Corvettes at the Hays House in downtown Council Grove.



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