The Katy Trail: Day One

Routes and Stats
The trail could not have been more accommodating today and either could the weather. Up early and out of the gate before eight we started when it was cool.

Below see the proverbial start pic.


Off we went heading toward St. Charles finding one of the first “high” points below.


Since I left my iPhone at wimp junction today pics of the actual ride are sparse.  Tom, aka, “Rocket” is able to motor forward at a fairly good clip while I limp up the inclines and pedal as fast as I can down hill.

It was clear blue sky all day with bright sun shining on prairies that peeked through the tree line along the Katy. Just a beautiful day!


And oh yea if you happen to be a data person we saw four box turtles and one black snake.
Pilot Grove, where we are legally camping, has a Casey’s we visited three times. Because. Ice cream is a necessity. And it packs poorly in panniers.

Busch cans however were made for Tom’s Co-Op! #wheninMO #drinklocal


Tom was on dinner duty tonight. He also hung the clothes line and set up the tent. What can I say? Wimp junction for me today.



Tomorrow I will do better. Because. I found the Jelly Belly jelly beans in the ” kitchen” and they’re goin’ in the day bag on the back of my bike tomorrow!


#jellybeanssavelives

Pretty sure my sleeping bag beckons. #firststariseetonight

2 thoughts on “The Katy Trail: Day One”

  1. Sounds like a day, neither good nor bad. Hang in there. Hope cold is getting better and that Jelly Bellys provide the needed umph tomorrow! XO

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  2. It does look beautiful there on Katy Trail!! Have fun and be safe!Have you ever tried those good gummy bears they make in Merrillville? I forget the brand name but they’re the best in the world and should have a similar sugar make-up as a jelly bean.

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