John Dilsaver and I rode this permanent on Saturday. It is the toughest local permanent with 8,930 feet of climb. Fortunately, we picked a great day to ride. It was mostly overcast with no wind. We managed to avoid the rain that was predicted. It was a pretty unremarkable ride. We were chased by a few dogs and saw historic buildings; Texas longhorns; mules; great blue herons as we crossed Pomme de Terre Lake; a bevy of quail in the road and lots of goldfinches feeding along the road. As we were pulling into Humansville on Business MO Highway 13, a couple of ambulances came screaming the other way. When we got into town, we saw a van that had slammed into a telephone pole. We heard later at Nana's Country Cafe that the driver was a local and had a heart attack. Nana's was decorated with a John Deer theme.
John at the 6:00AM start
Control in Buffalo
We saw mules
Lunch stop in Humansville
We saw Texas longhorns, but they stampeded
away when they saw the camera
Log one-room schoolhouse just north of
Fair Grove in Dallas County
Log cabin next to the school house
W.C. Potter House (circa 1888) north of
Fair Grove on FR 221
Well that filled the day....
6 days ago