Average Speed - It took a beating today
Lodging - Staying with Family - Free
As I was taking the above photo, Seth, an east bound rider from CA, came up behind me.
About 35 miles into the ride I came to Golden City and the world renown Cooky's Cafe. What is it renown for you may ask? Pie...
My First Piece - Chocolate
My Second Piece - Blackberry
They had both just come out of the oven...they were warm, fresh and melted in my mouth!
After Golden City was when MO welcomed me fondly with countless roller coaster hills that will be my joy ride for the next 4 or 5 days. I use the term "joy" loosely here. They might truly be a "joy" if the uphills had those clicky chain things that would pull me to the top...but they don't.
In Ash Grove, Mary, my sister-in-law (Lori's sister), picked me up and I'm going to spend a couple nights with her and her husband Eric. They live just outside of Springfield.
So tomorrow will be my first day NOT riding my bike on this trip!! I may not even look at it:-)