Hot. Humid. That about sums up my day. Sounds like lots of you are experiencing similar.
Heard some sad news today. I had met these young ladies about 5 weeks ago in Western MT. Alex (center) took a nasty spill and can’t finish her ride to CT. She’ll be all right but has to be difficult emotionally when you’ve put that level of effort in.
Other than that it was a pretty boring day. Up and down some descent sized hills. Actually descended about 400 feet overall.
A good chunk of day was on old Rte 66.
Not scenic at all. It’s a frontage road alongside I-44. Saw a few tourist attractions. Jesse James had a hideout in Meramec Cavern…or so the sign said. I also passed the Jesse James Wax Museum. Looked a bit run down but they have some cool stuff…or so the sign said.
That was the only pic I took all day. Not much scenery along the Interstate.
The next town with a hotel is 50 miles from here. I had to choose between 80 miles today or 30 today and 50 tomorrow. I didn’t want to get stuck in my tent (currently more like a real thin, real large sleeping bag) in the middle if heat and humidity got too bad.
Tomorrow’s 50 miles is mostly through a part of the Ozarks. Going to try to be finished early. That means starting early. Not my specialty.
Weather is supposed to start cooling on Friday.