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short time here today, i had a nice few days with tail winds then it changed ot a head wind and BIG hills along the Mississippi river the first of the day was 5 miles long then a nice 38 mph down hill run these hills continues for nmost of the morning. a few tims there were pull outs and the view was spectacular!
I rilled into Lousiania MO arround 11:30 am and got some lunvch at a combo gastation/ cafe met a few locals thought about staying there but it was too early to stop.
i knew ther was free camping 20 miles farther on at the ball park the road was flatter now and rolling hills i was getting over heated and my water was almost gone by the time i got to this town. I missed the turn for the park which turned out ot be a good thing. I went to the genreal store to get directions and was told no more campin at the park that was bad news since i was too tired to goon any farther.
After a while th4ese women at the store tole me two things. 1 we call it Missouri with a a at the end Missouiaaaaa ok i got that pok... the other thing is no camping at the park since there is no water and bathrooms are locked after some bvandalism but i clould check with the baptist preacher in town he loets bikers camp on the church yard
I headed to see pastpor Bob nice guy friendly after talking a wehile he showed me where to pitch th4e tent and said he would keep the church open so icould use the kitchen and restroom and ther was a service tonioght i figured i go.
after seting up camp i headed back tothe genreal store for something to eat and some conversation. at fiorst the women were kind of stand offish till they realized i wasnt goig away and sat down at their table as one cooked me a pizza. In a while we became good friends and most of the town came wandering in while iwas there headed back for a nap then the service and sleep.
got up earlky and headed south noew it is raining big tie flooding lastnight i slepted under a hy bridge to keep dry and got a motel this morning the nbext few days are supposed to be nice.
i am looking at a Katy trail route that goes almost all the was across trhe state i may take it instead of the roads that are narrow and no shoulder through here later
I hope you had a good portion of cheeze on that pizza. My wife and I truly enjoy reading your travelouge posts. Thanks for taking us to places our current schedules will not allow us to go. Catfish you're truly a people magnet. Not only do you get a great ride and get to meet many cool people along the way ........ but you find a way to get religion too. Man enjoy the ride.
Cheeze (And Mrs Cheeze)
Originally Posted by catfish
Catfish the rides sound fun with new people to meet all the time. I agree with Cheese that you do that really well. My first MS ride is this weekend--looking forward to my first back to back long rides. Eat well, sleep well and ride well. Hikerbiker
have bike will tour
Hi the MS rie is awesome I went with a buddy last year and we did 100 on sat and 100 on sunday tghe 2nd 100 seemed eaiser untillthe last 20miles or so IU could not sit down no place ont he saddle felf comfortable.
Have a great ride and enjoy the miles and thereason you are riding
Originally Posted by hikerbiker