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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by freaking RT, Jun 7, 2004.
what's 54 and 50 like going across Kansas?. I know I-70 sucks. BTDT
It depends on what you are looking for. If you are trying to avoid the 35 MPH cross winds, you're out of luck no matter what you do. 50 and 54 are very nice, pleasant rides with some good scenery. Be sure to stop at the Freight House in Dodge City for a really good steak. Fort Larned is a really cool place to stop and look around also. Hope it helped.
50 isn't bad. Mostly two lanes, but lots of slowdowns for towns. I took it out to the Jo Momma beach party. I made fairly good time on it. Where are you planning to enter Kansas? The other option is 36 across northern Kansas. 24 sucks about as bad as 70. Actually, 70 isn't as bad in Kansas as Missouri. Lots smother and less traffic.
I'm going out to Top if the Rockies in Paonia two weeks before Ouray and will probably take 50 again. (Actually, I-35 south to 56 west to 50.) If I get out of town early enough, I can make Salida before dark. I found a very good motel there for a good price. I can't think of the name, but can recognise it on sight. I plan on staying there again.
good route across Kansas? oser
How the hell else are we going to get to Colorado? We really can't get around it very well. Just suck it up and suffer through it. If the deer weren't so thick, I would suggest doing it after dark.
You know living here in KC is kind of like living on a beach without a boat and seeing an island on the horizon I would like to go to. It's a long swim.
thanks for the info. that damn meeting I can't get out of on the 15th has me looking at other routes. so I'm playing with the software. get off the slab at Louisville, KY and go down to 60 west, to 56 to 13 across s ILL take the ferry across the river at Ste. Genevieve. I can hit ST H and ST A to get to I-44 and pick up 54 at Camdenton, MO and head west. wtf. I'm leaving Thursday the 15th and have the time. I can still hit Leadville that Sunday and be in Ouray Monday as planned. I'm slabbing it all the way home; may as well get on some side roads going out. and if I go N to the badlands it just adds more slab time.
so how about 166 just west of Joplin, to 169N to 160W and cutting a corner thru Sun City and Belvidere KS ????? has anybody been on those roads?
the software shows it picking up 54 west of Haviland, KS
I'm trying to find some curves
and it's damn hard to cut a corner in KS
Keep in mind that we will be in Joplin, MO on Fiday the 16 or Sat the 17th if you need a place to chill out for a night.
I just offered up my buddy's house. Although he is a Rolla Rat. He had the R100GSPD
if anything it'll be Friday.
I remember that guy
Thats about the best route there is. I would try to stay on 160 for a while after Medicine lodge. If you take I-70 you could run into some of this.
Colby Ks dust storm last Saturday
thanks. I was reading something in the paper about the weather service is going to add dust storm reports due to the dry conditions out there.
Sun city is a favorite little ride for some of us. Be sure and stop at Busters for a cold one. Very uh rustic.
Here's one from just north of Sun city. Lake city.
Damn, that looks familiar. These are from where I am about 8000 miles away:
The route I'm taking from out of Memphis puts me on slab (I-40) to Amarillo. Then country roads NW to Raton, NM.
From there I am debating what routes to Ouray, the CO guys gave me some great ones, just have to pick several out.
At least I ain't riding thru Kansas.... Them dust storms look "interesting"......
Great pics, Tbird! Thanks, and post more, please.