Independence bicyclist Bill Bundschu

Independence attorney Bill Bundschu has been active in Missouri bicycing for many years. A recent KCStar article tells about some of his adventures cycling across the country:
A retired tax attorney, he had not biked for at least 50 years when he impulsively entered a raffle while he was in a shoe store buying socks. Much to his surprise, he won a bicycle. A short time later, a bike store sponsored a local ride. He decided to participate, but as the other bicyclists left the parking lot, Bill realized he had no idea how to ride the thing. Too many gears, brakes on the handle bars, not what he remembered. . . .
Later . . .
From his Independence home, Bill has biked most of the historic trails in the country, including the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Natchez Trace, parts of Route 66 and the Lewis and Clark Trail, 2,800 miles from St. Charles, Mo., to Astoria, Ore. His wife, Betty, their four children and seven grandchildren have learned to live with his travels.

Now, at 75, he plans a new trip. Next month he hopes to bicycle to Durham, N.C., for his 50th law school reunion.
Incidentally Bill was one of the MoBikeFed leaders who led the campaign for bicycle access on Amtrak trains in Missouri--a benefit we still enjoy today.