Today was a great workout!
I covered 66 miles In very hot temperatures at +30C most of the time.
The roads undulated all day. They resembled a rollercoaster because they rolled up and down but not side to side. The temptation was always to push hard to get to the top without loosing all your momentum. The undulations seemed to egg you on to not take it easy.
This would have been good exercise for half an hour but 6+ hours is taking the biscuit.
If anyone is looking for the perfect interval training come here. I actually climbed 3,100 feet which was the equivalent to some days in the mountains.
I was soaked and exhausted by the time I arrived at my extremely friendly and welcoming hosts for the next two night's.
I found JennIfer and Lance (and family) from the warmshowers website. They are more bike crazy people and must have 10+ bikes in the house. We had a fantastic home cooked meal - my first since arriving in the USA, and probably my best.
After dinner we went for a short bike ride around Leavenworth and downtown where they pointed out the sights for me. Tomorrow they have both booked a day off work and we're planning to do some sightseeing around Kansas City. The world seems to be full of good people. :)