This Father’s Day, we enjoyed visits with our daughter Sarah (a local resident), and our son Sam and his family. Sam and Company arrived on vacation from Colorado Springs on Saturday and will spend the week. Yesterday, following services and lunch, Sam and I went out for a short spin up toward Strafford, Mo.
Heading north, we had a good tailwind and made good time. When we got to OO, we headed west in order to cross over I-44 at Hwy 125. Sam is in good shape and pushed the tempo as a young rider should.
We passed various roadkill like deer and snakes (sorry, no pics!), and on Blue Grass Road we rescued a young snapping turtle from danger.
Speaking of animals, Jan and I saw these catfish heads on a fence on our ride to Ash Grove on Saturday.
On the way back toward Strafford, Sam mentioned that his seat must have gotten lower during our ride and he could tell a difference. I got the bike tool out and was able to make an adjustment. Sam took his bike to the shop today for a check-over.
We finished with 21 miles at 15.4 mph. As I mentioned, he pushed it and I was able to keep up and do some pushing of my own.
This was a Father’s Day ride to remember.