Its a Big, Windy, Wide Open place with HILLS that Challenge a Bike Rider! Here are some beautiful photos of Kansas: http://www.history.com/topics/kansas/photos#
Missouri & Kansas
Traveling the Oregon Trail is not a “Walk In The Park”.
Learn About the Diseases of The Oregon Trail at http://www.aphlblog.org/2012/02/the-diseases-of-the-oregon-trail/
Learn how British Dr. John Snow helped to eliminate Cholera in 19th Century London by watching this VIDEO from the History Channel: http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/cholera-outbreak
Be it river crossing, barefoot travel, accidents, cholera, or the weather, learn more about the hardships encountered by those traveling on the Oregon Trail: http://www.america101.us/trail/Hardships.html
Care to learn about the Evolution of the Railroad? Watch this Modern Marvels video from the History Channel: http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/videos/modern-marvels-evolution-of-railroads#modern-marvels-evolution-of-railroads
Is this the same type of train the Pedaling Pioneer raced in Kansas? http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/videos/modern-marvels-evolution-of-railroads#ac-6000
Too bad the pioneers couldn’t just take the train! Find out how the Transcontinental Railroad eventually connected the west with the rest of the nation: http://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/videos#transcontinental-railroad
It’s time to load up for the trip across the west on the Oregon Trail! It’s hard for this pedaling pioneer to cram everything into one truck…Imagine how the real pioneers felt squeezing everything into a wagon!
Should the Pedaling Pioneer get himself an horse, mule, oxen,…or just a bike? http://www.america101.us/trail/Power.html