It was the last day of the trip and we had 2680 of elevation. It was a great evening of Missouri Hicks BBQ and a great all female progressive rock band.
We headed out just before six. It was a big climb out of Waynesville and he did 2650 feet or so. The wing is slowly getting better and my C2C friends have been great. We went past Big Piney and Little Piney River. There’s was a bad bike accident on a downhill into Big Piney. C2C fellow rider and RN, Julie Wilmering was on the scene first and really did a fantastic job of managing a very confused head injured bicycle rider before EMS came. I arrived and the FD arrived 5 minutes later with an ambulance coming. She was incredible. Big Chapeau, Julie. The scenery is outstanding.
I was up and ready as I could be for the 2500 feet of climbing through the “Heart of the Ozarks”. The wing was some better and I could not sit a second day and away I slowly went.
We left at 5:30 am to beat the heat. At mile 2, I hit a WC cut in the curb and fell on my left elbow and had a sore left side It was a tough way to start the week. At this sign.
Met my C2C buddy, Amy Russell, at the shuttle and away we went. It was easy and professional. Put the bike in this thing.
More tomorrow. Namaste Tres.
Another good night. Beale in all its wrestling glory. Some type of reality show with a wrestling ring in front of the restaurant bar of hall of fame wrestler “King” Jerry Lauder. It was a scene.
This guy was a trip.
I slept well and had a great breakfast. I moved my car to keep things cheaper into a garage. I set out for the Mississippi through downtown with a Memphis bike map.
Was back close to the hotel and went by the Redbirds Stadium. The outfield gate was open and the groundskeeper was rinsing off his riding lawn mower and I rode down the ramp into the stadium. He allowed me to stick my head into the stadium at the cusp of the outfield warning track and take pictures. Only in Memphis.