Backroads Touring Kansas

Back Roads Touring => Ride Reports => Topic started by: jay547 on October 31, 2021, 08:05:50 PM

Title: Dodge City Ride
Post by: jay547 on October 31, 2021, 08:05:50 PM
I had to go to Dodge City in early October for a couple days of work-related classes. I had only been through there once before and it was night so I didnít get to see anything. I did a little research and found a few places I thought would be interesting to go see. I took my 450L and spent the Saturday after my classes riding around.

Early Saturday morning, I checked out and started my ride.

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I was too early for the museums so I had to settle for outside pics.

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This is the Arkansas River. Itís interesting to me being from the Tulsa area, where the Arkansas River is over a quarter mile wide and has water in it.

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At the Dodge City airport. My grandsons like airplanes so I sent them this selfie.

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A plane and three geese.

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Cattle feedlots.

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The abandoned veteranís hospital at Fort Dodge.

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Coronadoís Cross. Coronado, the Spanish explorer held a Thanksgiving mass here in 1541. The first Christian service west of the Mississippi.

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I donít see a lot of cotton fields around here. I picked a ball for my wife.

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Looking for an abandoned iron bridge. This is a welcome sign in my book.

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And an abandoned railroad bridge going into Ford.

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The old railroad depot at Bucklin.

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Fromme-Birney round barn outside of Mullinville, built in 1912. It was wide open so I gave myself a private tour.

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Wind turbines. I got chewed out by a little old lady for being on private property. I was about ten feet off the road.

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Metal art at Mullinville. The artwork extended for well over a quarter mile.

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Sandy roads along the Arkansas River. I probably rode 10+ miles of this and didnít see a soul. This is my kind of riding.

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Did you know that Kinsley is the midpoint of the USA? I didnít either.

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This locomotive and old church were at Kinsley too.

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Abandoned grain elevators at Ardell. I wish I wouldíve had more time. I wouldíve gone in.

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The cemetery, crucifixion statue, and this beautiful church at Windhorst.  Once again, I gave myself a private tour.

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And lastly before returning to Dodge City, a couple old locomotives at a grain elevator in Offerle.

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The ride ended up being 175 miles and a lot of fun.

On the way home, I passed through the Gypsum Hills.

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Title: Re: Dodge City Ride
Post by: Pixturethis on November 02, 2021, 08:11:48 PM
Iíd like to go out there and ride the sand from dodge city to garden city, it is legal to ride it, some 65 miles one way of sand, u can see on google maps where people park and ride it.
Great pictures and looks like u found a lot of interesting stuff
Marc
Title: Re: Dodge City Ride
Post by: jay547 on November 02, 2021, 09:43:39 PM
I presume you mean riding the riverbed all the way?
Title: Re: Dodge City Ride
Post by: tgorman11 on November 30, 2021, 07:48:20 PM
Amazing ride man!  Thanks for sharing the awesome pics...just wondering if you were carrying a big ole DLSR camera or one of those pocket types? 
Title: Re: Dodge City Ride
Post by: jay547 on December 05, 2021, 11:00:13 PM
Amazing ride man!  Thanks for sharing the awesome pics...just wondering if you were carrying a big ole DLSR camera or one of those pocket types?

Canon SX620HS point and shoot. Fits in a pocket.

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Title: Re: Dodge City Ride
Post by: Nick Bright on December 09, 2021, 02:51:15 PM
Thanks for sharing, looks like a lot of really nice stuff in the area. I haven't spent much time in Dodge City myself, would be fun to check out some time. Maybe I can find a 250 to go ride some sand with Marc :D