We got a late start this morning but it really didn't matter, we had a good day cycling. The winds were light, there was a light cloud cover keeping things cool, and we just spun along Hwy. 96. Mid morning or a little later we noticed a trailer pulled off the road ahead. As we drew near a young lady hailed us and let us know that she was setting up a snack break for a group of cyclists and offered us refreshment also. We accepted a crisp cold apple each with thanks. We continued to Dighton and stopped at a grocery for lunch makings which we took to the city park for our picnic. There was the same young lady, setting up lunch for her cyclists. This time we got to meet them all. They are a collage group riding to raise awareness for the world water crisis and to raise funds for water systems in poor countries. We left before them so they passed us a little while later. In the meanwhile we spoke with a rider going west, Eric from Quebec, who is riding the Trans-America route and then returning home on the Trans-Canadian Hwy. Eric is carrying the lightest load for such an ambitious trip! He's got just one change of clothes, camera, cell phone, and GPS. He is staying every night in motels and eating in resturants for every meal. This often means long days in the saddle when motels are far and few. In Ness City we met up again with Ray and Brenda and are camped with them in the Ness County Fairgrounds. Tomorrow they are going to take Jack and the trailer so we can put in some long days in order to have time to visit Ray's folks and old stomping grounds near Moundridge, Kansas.