I was away at a business meeting and was able to travel to both places with my work friends. Some pics
It was to be a cold and rainy finale to the ride and my 2 local riding partners from Owensville were recommending a early roll out from Dutzow to keep the weather and mileage at more tolerable distance and manageability.
Trail stops along the way were very nice. Augusta it began to sprinkle.
We went to Defiance and the Katy Bike Rental. They are huge concessionaire for the Katy Trail and were in BAM this week. Killer bike shop with a complete electric assist in the wheel called a Copenhagen wheel.
We took a shuttle into downtown Jefferson City last night for dinner. Great meal. The capital building and the Governor’s Mansion.
It was to drop to 40 degrees last night and we were lucky and had a North Jefferson rec building to stay in. Great big sleep. It meant a wrapped up layered day but with no rain.
The trail was grand with a lot of water from the creeks and the Missouri River. Like the featured image of the church in Rhineland. More great pics.
Indoor camping last night due to lightning, thunder and RAIN. Breakfast in Boonville and as we left it was raining. Over the Missouri River.
I went into town last night to see downtown Sedalia.
More bridges and tunnels too.
A downpour in Lee’s Summit where we stayed with Rachel, Rich and Chrysa’s daughter and she took us to the start of the ride. Great start in Clinton.
The trio were out fairly reasonably to do the Tour only to experience rain, fog and wet roads.
I was up at o dark thirty to meet my C2C friend, Tom Fleming, at his house across from Lafayette Park.
Tom was a remarkable St. Louis historian and he was riding along giving me all the pertinent history about the places we were cycling through. He was amazing. A bridge engineer James Eads was instrumental in constructing some of our Civil War era bridges and some ships.
Tom could not have been any more fun and generous with his time. Much love brother. Dinner on the Hill. Tour de Wildwood tomorrow, a morning event, then to Cinton, Mo and the Katy Trail. Peace out Tres