Gillian, a Warm Showers host in Ordway, Colorado offers a unique perspective on hosting cyclists. She has property with lots of animals, trees, fencing and other areas that need constant attention to maintain. In exchange for letting cyclists stay at her place she only asks that you do 15-30 minutes of chores on the property. This could be feeding the animals, walking the dogs, pruning trees...whatever Gillian finds for you to do. My chore??? Put duct tape sticky side out on trees to trap the insects that are damaging the trees...pretty ingenious!
Meeting many more cyclists too including Sam and Dan from England. They are crossing the US from east to west.
Met Patrick from Wisconsin...Patrick is also crossing the country from east to west and is then going to go down the Pacific Coast.
I am so very close to entering Kansas! Going to be a lot flatter roads but very hot and greater distances between towns for food, water and other services.
Cumulative Miles - 1,619.6