St. Louis, MO to

Memphis, TN

Trip # ZZ- Following the Lewis and Clark Trail Along the Missouri from St.Louis to Memphis

September 26, 2009 to October 3, 2009

xxx miles

Day 1: Friday September 26, 2008

I made an unusually late start today. .

Sunrises late out here, not until 7:30 am. It was about 60 degrees early in the morning, 75 degrees by afternoon, sunny all day, and no headwinds. Very little traffic.

Rode 61 miles today, plus 4.5 miles around town. Total 65.5 miles.

Day 2: Saturday, September 27, 2008

I am up at 6am,

I guess ).

I had

About 50 degrees this morning, 68 degrees by mid-afternoon. Sunny blue skies all day.

101 miles today. Total 166.5 miles

Day 3: Sunday, September 28, 2008

The next door offers quest laudry service, and then washes and dries my dirty clothes. THANKS.


I had a slight SE headwind today. The afternoon high was a comfortable 70 degrees. Clear skies, except for the line of thunderstorms at day's end.

59 miles today. Total 225.5 miles total.

Day 4: Monday September 29, 2008.

Damp and cool this morning,

I have a nice lunch in

Cool this morning at about 62 degrees and partly cloudy. I have a brisk tailwind from the Northwest most of the day. The afternoon is clear and sunny with a mid afternoon temperature of about 65 degrees.

57 miles today. Total 282.5 miles.

Day 5: Tuesday September 20, 2008

I have

I stop for a of flies indoors.

I cross

Cool but sunny this morning about 50 degrees. Light breeze from the WNW. Clear skies and about 70 degrees in the afternoon.

74 miles today. Total 356.5 miles.

Day 6: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I start this morning

I next road


I rolled into Mondamin also works for the same company. I get free drinks all evening, way too much,

72 miles today. Total 428.5 miles.

After a frustrating time getting out of Sioux City, I cover a lot of miles at a good pace. Sunny and comfortable all day. Good tailwinds.

Day 7: Wednesday, October 2, 2008

I'm up early.

At first light, As expected, the Adventure Cycling route takes me up and over Council Bluffs to the south side of the city, to the Wabash Trace trailhead, which I reach at noon.

access was accommodated. But we should all celebrate the re-awakening of total modal transportation.

my sweatshirt was off, and by 11:30am, I didn't need my windbreaker either. The afternoon was sunny with a blue sky.

I hate

49 miles today. Total 477.5 miles.

Good to Be Back on the Road


Last Update: October 6, 2008