I haven't been on my bike as much as I'd like this year, so it has been a while since I posted here. I just completed a 5000 mile tour of the United States in a mini-van with my family. We were driving east in Kansas and stopped at a park outside Larned to eat lunch. A fully loaded bicycle tourist pulled into the park right behind us to use the bathroom and get water. My 12 year old who loves cycling told me she really wanted to ask him how far he had travelled, but was afraid to. I said it was fine to politely ask, but she wouldn't. Anyhow, I walked over and said "How far have you gone?". He responded by laughing and shaking his head. When I asked what was funny, he said "Everyone asks that." I said "I've always dreamed of riding across the country", and he hopped on his bike and rode away. I don't get it. I wasn't being rude and was planning to invite him to have some of our food and drinks. If you know Larned, it is kind of in the middle of nowhere with long stretches between places to find food and water.
Anyhow, if you are the guy riding solo across Kansas right now and read this, sorry for whatever offence I made. You missed out on some delicious free PB&J sandwiches.