Jeff started his ride on June 7 in Eureka, Kansas with a wee bit of trepidation. Morning thunderstorms and rain framed the opening act. Riding in the rain was welcome respite from sun and high temps the day before. But today was a 74 mile day, with a 40 mile stretch of farmland and no services for the last half of the ride. Finding a place at the ride's midpoint to refill water bottles and get a bite to eat was mission critical. Queue Jennifer and Rick, who bought the Cassoday Country Store in April 2018. The store was closed and they decided to buy it and bring it back to life. Both Jennifer and Rick love to cook, and Jeff feasted on their delicious lunch buffet before tackling that long, dry stretch to Newton, Kansas.