After an exhausting, but eventful trip, we were happy to see the Texas sign. Now, it’s time to replan our biking adventure – for a time when Missouri won’t get snow storms!
Today, we woke to 3 inches of snow in St. Louis so we decided to Uber our way to the train station. We enjoyed a great train ride, but were met with a cold, hilly ride from the train station back to home base. However, we are now done!
We had to revise some of our biking plans as a result of the winter storm that made its way through. As a kid in St. Louis, The Hill was my favorite Italian food, so I wanted to return to my favorite Italian eatery: Charlie Gittos. Since we didn’t have a car, we Ubered (is that a verb, yet?) our way to the restaurant. Unfortunately, in my delirious state, I told our driver to stop to soon – at Guidos. They sound the same. It wasn’t until we left the restaurant that I realized we had gone to the wrong place…
Today, we made the ride from Jefferson City to Hermann. Well, some of us made the ride. I made the 60 miles in sub 30 degree temperatures, in snow, mud, and wind. My other half hitchhiked the second half of the trip in his Pjs (he forgot pants!). Along the way, I stumbled upon a wild ram and a bald eagle. The rest of the path was devoid of any life: spooky and beautiful. I don’t think I can ever forget today’s ride: the hardest ride of my life.
Today, we made the 12 hour drive to Missouri, so we can begin our biking adventure east tomorrow. While today was sunny, tomorrow is going to be a new story….