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Tour of the Ozarks Part 3

Day 3 Bendavis to Gasconade Resort

We left Homer’s friendly farm in good spirits on Friday morning and made haste toward Hartsville.  I realized that the mild soreness I had felt after the first day had developed into very sore legs.   637 more words

Barn Door Cycling

Man Plans, God Laughs Tour, 2017. Day 14, Mid-Slingshot. 

Speeding through the ACA Western Express Bicycle Route

After yesterday’s long and hot, but by no means unpleasant return to the Carson City greater metropolitan area, we settled in the Dayton State Park for a night’s sleep, again under cottonwoods. 758 more words

Bicycle Touring

Man Plans, God Laughs Tour, 2017. Day 13, The Slingshot is in Full Swing.

Riding the ACA Western Express Bicycle Route.

Sure, I rode this stretch already, but the view was different. Does that count? The fact that the Sierras are so unlike the places I know makes backtracking–um, I mean Slingshotting–seem just like more adventuring. 721 more words

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Tour of the Ozarks Part Two

DAY TWO

Powder Mill to Bendavis

We quickly pulled up the tent and struggled to keep it from blowing away in the wind.  Rain was coming down lightly and a downpour seemed evident.   993 more words

Barn Door Cycling

Man Plans, God Laughs Tour, 2017. Day 12. Backtrack Phase One. 

Riding the ACA Western Express Bicycle Route

Let’s call it “The Slingshot”–that sounds better than backtracking. The idea is to roll back a bit to leap forward. 819 more words

Landscape

Man Plans, God Laughs Tour, 2017. Day 11: Middlegate Station to Carroll's Summit and Back.

Riding the ACA Western Express Bicycle Route.

We spent a quiet Saturday hanging around the roadhouse. Rami played pool when he could and we drank lemonade on our “tab,” and watched the comings and goings. 1,334 more words

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Man Plans, God Laughs Tour, 2017. Day 9, Lahontan to Middlegate Station NV.

Riding the ACA Western Express Bike Route, 6-16-17

We made it. Happier words I have never typed. I sit in the Middlegate Station Roadhouse with the shadows lengthening while Rami plays pool. 1,407 more words

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