I was up at o dark thirty to meet my C2C friend, Tom Fleming, at his house across from Lafayette Park.
We were to have a shop ride from where he worked atBig Shark Bike Co in Downtown St. Louis.
We went past the original Bud plant.
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.
A store that had been converted from a church.
Tom’ plan was to go to the Jefferson Barracks out the road and a bike path past a casino. It was cool. A few pics.
Note the cannon gate and rifle barrel fencing.
Bevo tower/windmill in the Morgan Ford section. Built by A Busch II for respite before going to the farm.
On to the Grove district as they were setting up for a festival. The Handlebar.
St. Louis Grand Union Train Station tower, now a hotel.
Back to Tom’s neighborhood for great coffee, the best, creamiest mini quiche I have ever eaten AND gooey butter cake. We had a 32.5 and we were hungry. Tom’s neighborhood.
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
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Such great pictures- looks like a perfect day!
Just wonderful photos and descriptions! I so enjoy your sharing your fun & rides with us!
Tnx 4 sharing