Windy Ride


Tuesday was the last day of my vacation.  We took Jan’s bike to Sunshine Bike and she had her saddle adjusted.  They lowered it ⅜” and put the nose down a tad.  After lunch we headed out for a road trial (it did not hurt that the conditions were good for a ride.)  We started from Temple Israel on FR 193 and went to Rogersville and back via FR 194 and FR 186.  This is a good little ride and 186 is more fun going west than east.County Line Road with walnut trees on the right

A perfect day to ride with promise of more to come


This view is one reason why I like FR 194, rolling with good views of the countryside

A Missouri Century Farm dairy on 194

A look back west along County Line Road and 125

Bovines contentedly munching away

We took a break at the Hardy’s in R’g’s’v’lle

I would not think that this trash was left by any cyclist….

Here is another example of the incredible amount of trash we saw along the roads

A ‘Beware of Dog’ sign, but no dogs


These llamas are on a Missouri Century Farm

I experimented with a couple of shots to get a different perspective

We had a steady south and west wind for the whole ride.

A greenhouse covered in plastic sheeting
A barn close to the old Mentor School House
Back at the synagogue. I appreciate this congregation allowing riders to launch from their parking lot.
Loading up for home

Jan said she could have done more, but not ol’ Two Feet.  I bonked about a mile before the end, not having had enough protein for lunch.  Live and learn.

Miles: 19.71

Avg: 12.9

Stay happy,


About rlhoover

A perspective on life and cycling in the Ozarks. I started serious cycling in 2008, after seeing my wife be on the bike for a few years. We have biked many places and hope to continue. I am no where near being a real good cyclist, but I have fun trying to improve. Who am I kidding? Me? Improve??
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2 Responses to Windy Ride

  1. Bill Lambert says:

    Humans are such messy animals. After our snow melt, a winter’s full of trash is now exposed.

    Do you know, is that dairy grass-based? Looks like a whole lot of hay ground in most of your photos. Those are roads I’d like to ride.

    • rlhoover says:

      My wife, Jan, tries to keep our neighborhood area cleaned up as she walks. But after riding mile after mile past beer cans, I just want to start knocking heads together. Maybe I can find out about the dairy and if you ever come out our way, we’ll ride over and enjoy the scenery. Regards.

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