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Day 5 - Along the Bluffs
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Day 5 - Biking Along the Missouri River
Slept in until 7, then leisurely got around and packed. Had some fruit, milk, juice and the flower pot muffins that Rita had made for us. Finally got on the road about 10 am. Saw a groundhog scurry across the trail and go into a little cave. Riding good and steady, and only stopping a couple of times, we got to the Sugar Creek Winery about noon. This winery was supposed to be on the trail, but it was atop a very steep hill that we had to walk our bikes up and down. We bought some BBQ pork sandwiches and potato salad and drinks for lunch, which werent very good. We also got a bottle of their Peach Hollow wine to pack in the trailer for later. It was much warmer today. Got back on the road, and hit Weldon Springs at 1:20. We took a water break here and didnt get going again until 2. We just had 16.5 miles to go, and Brians parents werent due to pick us up in St. Charles until 4/5. Ran over a black snake on the trail, both my bike, Brians bike, and the trailer hit him, but when we stopped to see if he was ok, he was gone. Guess he survived. Stopped for another long break at the Greens Bottom trailhead, and Brians dad called from St. Charles, so we got going again about 3:25 and got into the St. Charles riverfront about 4:05 pm. We saw Brians parent waving from a bench, so we stopped for a minute, but we wanted to ride all the way down to the trailhead, so we did. We nearly had several accidents, as St. Charles was having Octoberfest, and most people didnt even seem to realize that this was a bike trail. We almost hit several people who walked across in front of us, or wouldnt move to the right when we yelled that we were passing on the left. Heard one person say I think maybe were walking on the Katy Trail. Anyway, we rode down to the trailhead and back to the bench, to load things up and hit the road back to Independence MO, getting home about 10 pm.