I'm a single female, over 60, from Vancouver WA. Driving to St Louis to start the ride, then planning on camping and cooking mostly, but a hotel for 2 days in Joplin. The route is approximately 700 miles, with a dip into Kansas (I'd like to visit the Garmin HQ). Averaging 40 to 50 miles a day so that there's time to look around.
I have been road riding for many years, and I did a 20 day tour in 2019 and have done some week-long trips since then. I'm easy going and flexible and it would be fun to share the experience with a like minded traveler.
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When will you be starting from st louis?
Sorry for delay in responding. I guess I expected a "notice" that someone responded. Starting from St Charles, actually, on May 26
Hi Angie and Aaron! Wow! This looks like it would be an amazing small tour. I just wanted to say hello, and mention I am going to think about whether I could join this ride. Maybe I could ride the train up from Austin affordably. I also don't have a touring bike currently; had to leave mine in Europe, and then was never able to return, partly due to COVID. And all my tourning gear is still in Spain, though I had my friend sell my bike. So I'm a big question mark! but I also had messaged with Aaron while we were both in Europe a couple yrs ago...but we never met up! So HELLO Aaron! hoep you are well! Have a great weekend, the both of you!
Where do ya think ya will be the morning of 28th , sunday.
And will you be riding Katy trail to rock spur till Clinton Missouri
May we cycle together with the wind to our tales
On May 28 I expect to be between Marthasville and Pilot Grove. I expect to be on the Rock Spur to get to Pleasant Hill and/or backtrack from Clinton. That's about as accurate as I can be at this time. :)
How was your cycle?
I've been wanting to ride the Katy Trail so your post looked interesting. I have a house/pet sitter coming to watch the dog for the month of May and possibility a little more. Have been itching to travel since I was sent home by covid last March from Portugal. I had planned a 3 month cycle around the Mediterranean. Oh well, got lots done at home. I have booked a trip to Ecuador (without my bike) for May 5-21. I could possibly meet you to begin on the 26th. My time might be limited to a week, so was thinking of riding the trail together as much as possible and then taking Amtrak back. Does that sound like it might work?
Just finished a 5 day mini tour around home here with a friend in the NC mountains as a shakedown trip for something more. Realized that touring is more fun with others! I have done longer 2 week tours to NOL, in SC and WV. 40-50 miles a day sounds perfect. I'm 65 and pretty laid back, in good shape. Let me know what your plan is now and we'll go from there. Thanks!
Happy trails, Jim
Jim, I'll leaving St Charles on May 26, with destination Marthasville for first night camp. Please contact me via email: [email protected] and I'll provide more details on the entire trip.
I've been to Ecuador several times and very much enjoyed it. Buen viaje!