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Old 06-03-12, 11:20 PM
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Photo/Blog of Katy Trail Adventure

I rode the Katy Trail (Rail to Trail across Missouri) for the fourth straight year, this year our wives met us and rode a portion as well. Anyway here are some pictures and short explanations of the adventure, https://www.houghfamilyblog.com/?p=5455
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I enjoyed reading it.

Thanks for sharing!
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Super post with good pics. My nephew and I rode the trail about 10 years ago, and it was a great, fulfilling challenge; we had clear weather and lots of fun. We met some interesting characters. We ate good food to our heart's content and still lost weight. Thanks for sharing.
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Nice blog- well done. Your "giant dandelions"? That is Salsify. Some varieties have edible roots. (We asked a ranger about it on an Oregon Trail expedition a few years back)
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Excellent photos and report. I really enjoyed your fun and whimsical approach!
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What's a gigantic dandilion
here? I'd never seen it .
Girls made a cycle tour really romantic like always. It's great two girls for two guys! And you are true gentelmen to do it:

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Thanks for info on the dandelion and other responses. Really was a great ride. Only problem was sore rear. I've yet to find a saddle that helps. Mostly perennial area pain and sorta numbness.
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Awesome story.
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Nice job. I enjoyed the Katy Trail once a few years ago.

I hope you don't kill yourselves with the greasy foods tho.
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Nice blog. My wife and I rode the Katy the week before you did ... (hotter 'n heck). It was interesting to see that we took photos at many of the same spots, and even stayed at one of the same places.

I gotta know ... in Peers, when you got off the trail and headed up to Concord Hill B&B ... did you ride up that first hill off the trail or did you end up walking the bikes part way? We made it a shade over 3/4 of the way up before having to walk.
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That is way cool. Thank you so much for sharing it.

I told my daughter a couple of weeks ago that my long-term goal (after more than 20 years off a bike) is to ride the Katy. Without hesitation, she said, "I'll do it with you."

I damn near cried. She's 15, and wants to spend several days riding a bike with her dad.
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I was just completing my intermarry for this trip. I'm starting June 29. Hope it is not too hot.
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I'll be doing it later this month. Can't wait!
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OP, you might enjoy reading Better Off, by Eric Brende. It's about a guy & his wife that go live with a Mennonite community for a while, and how they adapt some of the "simple life" ways of doing things to their big city lives when they return.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bett...=9780060570057
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Originally Posted by Recycle
Nice blog. My wife and I rode the Katy the week before you did ... (hotter 'n heck). It was interesting to see that we took photos at many of the same spots, and even stayed at one of the same places.

I gotta know ... in Peers, when you got off the trail and headed up to Concord Hill B&B ... did you ride up that first hill off the trail or did you end up walking the bikes part way? We made it a shade over 3/4 of the way up before having to walk.
We walked about halfway up, way bigger than it looked.
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Originally Posted by Darth_Firebolt
OP, you might enjoy reading Better Off, by Eric Brende. It's about a guy & his wife that go live with a Mennonite community for a while, and how they adapt some of the "simple life" ways of doing things to their big city lives when they return.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bett...=9780060570057
Looks like a great read, thanks!
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Doing the trail in September, so reading madly for tips, ideas and clues.
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