Saturday, May 26, 2007

May 28, 2007 Ste. Genevieve, Mo

Missouri is not flat. We are in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Today's ride was 65 miles. My total riding mileage is now at 857 miles.

We are now in the press. Yesterday in Cape Girardeau a local reporter came by and interviewed a few of us. Go here to read the article in the Southeast Missourian.


http://semissourian.com/story/1213844.html


This morning we were joined on our ride by a rider from the local riding club. He came in very handy when Edith had problems with her water bottle holder.



Edith and Larry after a successful repair of her water bottle cage.




We took several breaks along today's ride to help us recover from the hills. We stopped by a farm that had these darling Mother and baby goats. The owner came out and spoke with us for a bit. He had retired about eight years ago from working in the LA, California area and moved here.







Riding is all about the food and when several of our riders visited the local bike shop in Cape Girardeau they were told about a resturant in Perryville that had great pies. Of course, we could not resist.


I went for the cherry pie.




Today was the first day that we were on what is called The Great River Road.

4 comments:

triathleteb said...

Yum, that cherry pie sure looks good. Congratulations, you are now ready to ride to Wichita, Kansas! That's right, Wichita is 860 miles from Tucson. :) Feeling more adventurous? Well, Paris to Warsaw is 859. I can almost hear your planning gears turning from here...

Sharon said...

Mmmmmm, cherry pie! But is it as good at the Mt. Lemmon Cafe pie?
Sharon
P.S. We bought a house! We'll be in by the time you're home....

Denise~ said...

Hi Patty -
I stumbled onto your blog while searching for knit shops along the bike trail we're taking. We start in Clinton, MO 29 Oct 2007 - in just a few days. My partner, Christopher, and I are riding our tandem about 525 miles along the Katy Trail, through a bit of IL and finishing in New Harmony, IN.
Soooo...I can I read about your biking...but did you find any knit shops along the way?

Denise~ said...

Hi Patty -
I stumbled onto your blog while searching for knit shops along the bike trail we're taking. We start in Clinton, MO 29 Oct 2007 - in just a few days. My partner, Christopher, and I are riding our tandem about 525 miles along the Katy Trail, through a bit of IL and finishing in New Harmony, IN.
Soooo...I can I read about your biking...but did you find any knit shops along the way?