The MS:MO:River:BRide

User: DrRLong
Dates: 14 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
Duration: 1 month
URL: http://richardtreks.blogspot.com

From St. Louis north along the Mississippi River into Minnesota, then northwest to Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota, and finally South along to Missouri River to St. Louis.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 16:04

Home Sweet Home.

Posted: June 18, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 13:21

Crossing the McKinnley Bridge into St. Louis, Missouri

Posted: June 18, 2017, 6:21 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 10:38

Alton, Illinois

Posted: June 18, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 8:23

I am catching a lift from Pleasant Hill to Alton. Here I am crossing the Illinois River on the Kampsville ferry.

Posted: June 18, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Saturday 17 Jun 2017 20:22

Stage Coach Inn. Don't let the look scare you away. It's a funky, bike friendly place.

Posted: June 18, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

Saturday 17 Jun 2017 12:40

Do stop here.

Posted: June 17, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Saturday 17 Jun 2017 11:10

Drink machines here outside. Be sure to have correct. Hangs: $1.75

Posted: June 17, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

Friday 16 Jun 2017 16:05

I'm in Quincy, Illinois. Beyond that distant bridge tower, on the other side of the Mississippi, is Missouri. And now I have biked around Iowa: Richard's Alternate Great Bike Ride Around Iowa: RAGBRAI. A suitable other name for the MO:MISS.

Posted: June 16, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Friday 16 Jun 2017 13:25

Shade on the wrong side of the road to Quincy, Illinois.

Posted: June 16, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

Friday 16 Jun 2017 11:47

I think I'm on route.

Posted: June 16, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

Friday 16 Jun 2017 8:57

Hamilton, IL

Posted: June 16, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 17:12

Nauvoo State Park

Posted: June 15, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 12:42

Nauvoo

Posted: June 15, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 10:17

Dallas City, north of Nauvoo.

Posted: June 15, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017 7:56

Across the river from Burlington.

Posted: June 15, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 20:03

Looks like storms have passed.

Posted: June 15, 2017, 1:03 a.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 10:25

Iowa River near its confluence with the Mississippi.

Posted: June 14, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 7:07

Muscatine.

Posted: June 14, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Jun 2017 10:01

I turned my map this morning to a new panel and there was Muscatine at the very end. It seems I've been trying to get to Muscatine for days, but you've heard my woe of heat, wind, hills, and detour for bike repair. It hasn't rained! And here I am in Wilton.

Posted: June 13, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Tuesday 13 Jun 2017 8:04

Bennet, IA

Posted: June 13, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

Monday 12 Jun 2017 17:11

From the porch of the Historic Lincoln Hotel in Lowden, Iowa.

Posted: June 12, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Sunday 11 Jun 2017 16:51

Killer hills south of Dubuque and 20 mph south wind, but I'm back on course in Cascade, Iowa, camping at the American Legion Park.

Posted: June 11, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 11:34

At Bike World in downtown Dubuque. Getting new wheel!

Posted: June 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 9:44

On the Heritage Trail from Dyersville to Dubuque, where I'll find a bike shop to look at my wheel.

Posted: June 10, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 22:32

Dyersburg, Iowa

Posted: June 10, 2017, 3:32 a.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 14:23

It's a lost and found way toward Dyersville, Iowa

Posted: June 9, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 10:42

Sort of lost for a bit but now sort of on route.

Posted: June 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Thursday 8 Jun 2017 16:25

Short ride. Nice campground in Elkhader. Partially broken down. The problem is not the tube. The problem is a bent rim.

Posted: June 8, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Thursday 8 Jun 2017 11:24

I have made it to Elkader on a bad tube and locking brakes, but here miraculously were the correct tubes, which may or may not fix the brake problem, not so much a brake problem but a tire bulge, which may be a result of the wrong size tube.

Posted: June 8, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Thursday 8 Jun 2017 8:39

The second flat. This one in Farmersville, Iowa. This one is at the stem, so I'm using the spare tube given to me back in northwestern Missouri. I think Muscatine is the next place with a bike shop.

Posted: June 8, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 17:48

Gateway Park Campground in Winona, Iowa.

Posted: June 7, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 13:14

Hills with 8% grade have been beating me up, so this in Marquette, Iowa, is a welcome rest.

Posted: June 7, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 18:42

Red Barn Campground in Lansing, Iowa.

Posted: June 6, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 11:34

Nice little park across the street.

Posted: June 6, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Monday 5 Jun 2017 20:22

Winona, Minnesota

Posted: June 6, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

Monday 5 Jun 2017 13:48

Ice cold root beer.

Posted: June 5, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Monday 5 Jun 2017 10:46

Wabasha, Minnesota

Posted: June 5, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 19:23

Hok-Si-La Municipal Park in Lake City, Minnesota, overlooking the Mississippi River.

Posted: June 5, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 14:14

Crossing the Mississippi from Wisconsin to Minnesota at Red Wing. Walk your bike.

Posted: June 4, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 12:23

If it is late and you are here, stop. Tent only camping and talk Leah the owner. You will be welcomed.

Posted: June 4, 2017, 5:23 p.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 9:54

Bruce sagged me out of Minneapolis and I am now on route in Prescott, Wisconsin.

Posted: June 4, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 18:00

After a sag into Minneapolis, a weekend rest with Bruce and Margie.

Posted: June 2, 2017, 11 p.m.

Thursday 1 Jun 2017 20:26

Jackson, Minnesota.

Posted: June 2, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

Thursday 1 Jun 2017 12:32

Great Lakes Spine Trail to Minnesota.

Posted: June 1, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 19:48

Neebel Park in Hartley, Iowa. Electric. Showers. Clean restroom. If you're in this route, stop here.

Posted: June 1, 2017, 12:48 a.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 15:04

Resting in the shade at the Sanborn City Park.

Posted: May 31, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 13:26

McD's on HWY 18 in Sheldon, Iowa.

Posted: May 31, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Wednesday 31 May 2017 11:02

Along HWY 60. Iowa.

Posted: May 31, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Tuesday 30 May 2017 22:00

Warmshower in Orange City, Iowa.

Posted: May 31, 2017, 3 a.m.

Tuesday 30 May 2017 14:11

Last stop in Le Mars before Orange City.

Posted: May 30, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Tuesday 30 May 2017 11:30

Casey's. Keeping phone charged.

Posted: May 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Monday 29 May 2017 18:07

Warmshower in Sioux City, Iowa.

Posted: May 29, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Monday 29 May 2017 9:35

Another day of riding into a fierce NW and WNW wind.

Posted: May 29, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 10:08

An unexpected stop.

Posted: May 28, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 20:52

My Warmshower host tonight is Greg Skelton. He lives in a family compound of four houses. This is the shared fire pit. Greg has networked ahead to arrange for a warmshower tomorrow night just south of Sioux City.

Posted: May 28, 2017, 1:52 a.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 13:47

Late start this morning due to severe storm. But now I'm back on route, and Aaron and Aimee have arranged a place for me to warmshower ahead in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Posted: May 27, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 23:33

Warmshower tonight in Carter Lake, Iowa.

Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:33 a.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 19:28

Warmshower in Carter Lake, Iowa.

Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:28 a.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 18:56

Sixth crossing of the Missouri River, off route to a warmshower, from Council Bluffs to Omaha.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 12:26

Tough. North wind.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 8:13

The fifth crossing of the Missouri River from Nebraska into Iowa.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 20:48

Victoria Acres Campground in Nebraska City.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:48 a.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 9:26

Didier Home. 1854. Brownville, Nebraska.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 19:18

Nemaha, Nebraska, town park, with water and electric.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:18 a.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 10:19

Great biscuits and gravy at Swinging Door Saloon.

Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 19:54

Great camp in White Cloud, Kansas, with electric, water, and flush toilets.

Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:54 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 13:12

Church down below.

Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 10:14

Fourth crossing of the Missouri River on the Amelia Earhart Bridge into Kansas.

Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 17:02

Downtown Weston.

Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 19:55

Clean Super 8 in Smithville.

Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:55 a.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 13:30

Great fish sandwich here at Paradise General Store.

Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 18:48

Posted: May 20, 2017, 11:48 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 15:31

Safety from the storm in the Higgonsville, MO, Fairground Park.

Posted: May 19, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 15:21

Jim was and auditory polyglot. He understood and performed commands given to him in any language. Smart dog.

Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 12:37

That's Amanda. We met at the Hardeman Store in Hardeman, Missouri. She's walking from Delaware to San Francisco.

Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 8:46

Second crossing of the Missouri River on the Boonslick Bridge.

Posted: May 18, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 18:01

Campsite in Rocheport

Posted: May 17, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 11:04

The gazebo over there is a great camping spot.

Posted: May 17, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 9:27

North Jefferson Katy Trail shelter.

Posted: May 17, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 19:07

My bike clothes catching some fresh air at the bike shelter in Tebbets.

Posted: May 17, 2017, 12:07 a.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 14:37

Last stop before the bike hostel in Tebbets.

Posted: May 16, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 12:39

Getting hot. Staying hydrated. French Fries on the way. Grill in Rhineland.

Posted: May 16, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 8:47

Sometimes I camp here but without the amenities back in Marthasville. Lately this has been a first stop for water and a snack before the long ride to McKictrick.

Posted: May 16, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Monday 15 May 2017 19:18

Camping tonight in the Marthasville Community Club Park between two baseball fields where big country boys are hitting homers. And that is Andy, a local boy who lived several years in Wilmington, NC, where I came of age. It's a small world.

Posted: May 16, 2017, 12:18 a.m.

Monday 15 May 2017 11:31

Resting along the Missouri at Klondike access just off the Katy Trail.

Posted: May 15, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Monday 15 May 2017 8:28

On the Lewis and Clark Trail. First crossing of the Missouri River.

Posted: May 15, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

Monday 15 May 2017 5:23

Most likely the last Starbucks for hundreds of miles. No worry. I have Starbucks in my bags.

Posted: May 15, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 21:06

Early in the morning I start on the Lewis and Clark bike route to Bismarck, North Dakota.

Posted: May 15, 2017, 2:06 a.m.

The MS:MO:River:BRide

User: DrRLong
Dates: 14 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
Duration: 1 month
URL: http://richardtreks.blogspot.com

From St. Louis north along the Mississippi River into Minnesota, then northwest to Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota, and finally South along to Missouri River to St. Louis.

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