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Peter Marsh, Astoria writer and photographer, bikes from Kansas City to Salt Lake City
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 13, 2017 12:01AM


Astorian Peter Marsh is back from his four-week bicycle journey, having completed the second leg of his travels, the “Kansas City to Salt Lake City” ride.

“I biked from Kansas City to Wyoming, and stopped in Rawlins (elevation 6,900 feet) for the weekend before revising my plan because of early snowfall in the high country on the way to the Tetons,” he wrote. “Instead I rode west along Interstate 80 in Wyoming for 250 miles to Salt Lake City.

“Overall, it was a challenging ride along the historic route blazed across the country by the wagon trains, Pony Express, railroad, etc., with lots of small museums to explore. I didn’t pay attention to the distance, but it appears to be about 1,100 miles — the same as I rode in 2016 from Virginia to Kansas.”

Welcome home! By the way, Peter’s touring bike is now on display at Bikes & Beyond.



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