Rode the century on the Maple Leaf ride at Carthage, MO. The ride was well organized with plenty of rest stops, SAG, friendly & helpful volunteers, map + info sheet, and good markings on the roads. There were people there from as far away as St. Louis and Kansas City. I drafted the KC people for the last 6 miles in the significant headwind. They were better cyclists than yours truly but didn't mind me tagging along. Thanks Rob, Petra, and Deb! The route was fairly flat and ran mostly through farm land, really small towns, and back roads. Traffic was negligible. New records for me and Ol' Fuj. 103 miles with an average of 15.2 mph. No pix on this run as I was carrying too much other junk, as usual. If you're within driving distance of Carthage, MO, just northeast of Joplin, you might want to consider riding this one in '08. The ride was sponsored by the Joplin Trails Coalition. They did a fine job.