Sick of Missouri hills.
Up. Down. Repeat a kazillion times.
I have nothing more to say about Missouri.
Hills today. Lots of 'em. Roger met a group of 4 riders traveling our route. I wasn't there at the time, but did get a chance to say hello when they caught and passed our group. They were all much younger - in their twenties probably, and riding together at the moment. They all started from different locales, and will finish in different locations.
We stopped in Walnut Grove for lunch and a man there gave us directions for an easier, less hilly route. We're always skeptical of advice from non-riders. They mean well, but they just don't realize how to judge hills. It seemed like well detailed advice, so it was decided to give it a try. After lunch, and 37 miles of riding, I decided I was done for the day. Ace and I elected to ride in the car to our lodging for the night. Jo and Roger rallied on to finish the ride.
We are staying the night at Running Spring Farm. It is/was a pheasant hunting lodge, but the owner has retired and now runs the lodge kind of like a hostel. We are the only ones here for tonight. Lot’s of room, a kitchen. One and a half miles out of Everton, but well worth it.
Tomorrow we will be in Kansas … Thank Goodness!
Okay, maybe I’m being a little harsh on Missouri. :)
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