Day 27: Topeka, KS to St. Joseph, MO

85 miles, 2251 feet climbed

I started the day wearing all my colder weather gear due to a predicted start temp in the very low 50’s and Dean’s report, about 45 minutes before the start that it was quite cold. It must’ve warmed quickly because once I brought my bike out, I immediately ditched my jacket in favor of my lightweight wind vest. Staff collects things we want to discard during the ride for us to pick up at the hotel; that’s where my jacket went before the ride even started. I wore the vest until the second SAG, at a Dairy Queen.

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