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July ride

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Tom from Kansas City on 3/29/2010 8:01:12 PM
Hi, I am an avid Katy rider and I am looking to try ride the Cowboy this summer. How is the grade of this trail? Lot's of hills or is it more gradual like the Katy?
Also, is water pretty abundant?

 
Ray (webmaster) on 4/5/2010 10:08:50 PM
It's fairly flat, since it was originally a railroad route. There is a slow staedy climb as you head west. Check out the elevation chart.

 
Ric from Omaha on 5/20/2010 11:29:11 AM
Grade is pretty much flat...no coasting ever, at least on the Norfolk to Atkinson stretch. Abundant water? Drinking...in each town. (about every 10 miles), otherwise it crosses the Elkhorn river a few times.


wind

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dave from murphys ca on 4/29/2010 6:53:13 PM
is it better to from Valentine to norfolk? I see it is downhill, and the winds are usually from the west are they not?? will you answer this using MY email address so I can see the answer??

 
Ric from Omaha on 5/20/2010 11:21:09 AM
Have only run Norfolk to Atkinson.

Downhill west to east, but it is so gradual, you would not notice it on the CT. Winds can be an issue and can be from several directions...North in the winter, South/Southwest, and even Southeast in the summer. They quite often are 20-30mph and above, so if you're lucky, they will be at your back. Good luck there.


expanding Eastward?

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John Mead from Originally AInsworth Nebraska on 5/8/2010 2:36:48 AM
I know the Chicago North Western ran from Omaha (at Least) and was wondering if they were planning on extending it further east from Norfolk? Coming From Missouri I would like to get the easiest and safest route to Ainsworth.


Spring time

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Anonymous on 4/5/2010 10:00:26 PM
Quick, get out and enjoy the trail!

 
Anonymous on 4/5/2010 10:05:16 PM
Absolutely....


Beyond Valentine

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TK on 3/12/2010 10:26:04 PM
When will the trail be expanded past Valentine?

 
Ray (webmaster) on 3/13/2010 9:56:02 AM
According to the folks at Nebraska Game and Parks, it's a funding issue. The state legislature needs to approve funding for ongoing maintenance of any newly-added sections, before those sections can be built.

So it may be a while before any further expansions happen - don't expect to see anything until the economy improves and the state's budget is flush with cash again.

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