Distance 35 miles, 10.0 mph average, 3:28 ride time, 5 hours total time on road, expenses $142.11
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Regardless of pulled muscles, heat, wind, hills and anything else I’m going to ride the last 35 miles to the Arch in St Louis today that is the pact I made with myself before leaving the hotel this morning. I backtracked a couple miles to get onto the trail, did manage to get confused temporarily as to where to pick up the trail but once on the trail it was easy going all the way to the Arch.
This section of the trail was totally awesome with history to read about, sights to see and the best marked trail I’ve been on the entire length of the MRT to here. My estimation the St Louis trail system and all it has to offer would make a great weekend excursion; easy riding, the Arch, downtown St Louis, Laclede Landing, Lewis and Clark Expedition history, Mississippi River history and maybe even a ball game. I’d sure be willing to lead any group wanting to enjoy a great weekend here.
My expenses may seem high today but it does include an $80.00 bus ticket toJoplinas well as $45.00 to fill the gas tank on my mini-van when I got there.
Instead of writing much about today I’m going to let you enjoy some of the pictures I took on the trail.
Hope you have enjoyed following me this far on my journey along the Mississippi. I will return to St Louis middle to end of September to begin stage 2 riding Spirit to the Gulf of Mexico. I’m short on time right now but should you have any questions, comments or anything I can help with regards to bicycle touring please contact me. Catch you down the road, Frank aka “The Old Guy On a Bicycle”