High Waters at Kanopolis

Above Kanopolis Spillway Looking East

After days of rain, followed by snow, the water level Kanopolis Lake is getting quite high. They are releasing a record amount of water which makes for a thunderous scene at the spillway. This is the most water I’ve ever seen rushing from the dam! Here are some photos taken around the lake as well … Read more

Spring Bike Ride 2018 Style

Bike at the River

Spring is already 1/3 complete, but given we had snow the last two Saturdays, this post is actually pretty timely and not late at all. Today marked a number of cycling milestones. My numbers have been down, dramatically so this past winter and so today’s ride was a great confidence builder. I’ve now ridden more … Read more

Nice Light at the Old Mill

Old Mill Museum, Lindsborg, KS

We dropped by the Old Mill Museum on the Smoky Hill River in Lindsborg late this afternoon and were rewarded with some very engaging light. So naturally I took a few photos. The last one was processed using the Fractalius filter to try and give a pen and ink effect.

Favorite Photos from 2016

NYE at Emerald Lake, Lindsborg

I’ve selected my favorite photos from 2016 and am happy to share them here on my blog and elsewhere. I posted 39 of them on Flickr, and my favorite of the favorites, below. You can click on any of them to see a larger version. I also created a video of these photos, set to … Read more

600 Miles in Two Months

Sunset on the Smoky Hill River

This post marks big milestone in my cycling “career.” I just finished riding every day in November. I guess you could call it an unoffical “30 Days of Cycling.” No particular reason, but once I had reached 20 or so days in a row I decided to try and complete the cycle. (sorry) It wasn’t … Read more

Smoky Hill Cliffs

Cliffs along the Smoky Hill River

We finally made it to an obscure, hard to get to location northwest of Knaopolis Lake. It was worth the drive and worth the wait! Thanks to my brother Steven for turning us on to this road! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” … Read more

Meadowlark Trail, Smoky Hill River

Meadowlark Trail

I rode my normal route this morning, and then having extra time since it was the weekend, I rode on down the Meadowlark Trail. It’s been recently “surfaced” and by that I mean the previously rocky and somewhat difficult to ride trail has been covered with a layer of very hard packed dirt. It’s very … Read more

300 Miles

Felt on the Smoky

Today I reached a new high water mark in terms of number of miles cycled in a month. I made it to 300 miles! This is especially encouraging this year, as my total mileage for the year is down compared to past years. I cemented the deal with one of my favorite rides, down to … Read more

River Walk with Steven

Smoky Hill River, April 2014

My brother Steven and I took a hike down the Meadowlark Trail after lunch today. I’ve commented before about how I see things differently at the “speed of bike.” Turns out the speed of walking allows for even more awareness of one’s surroundings. I took a few photos of the Smoky Hill River, and the … Read more