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Hitching Post (Hartsburg)

Friendly owners, good burgers, cold beer. Opens at 4pm. On Modays and Tuesdays it is the only place in town to get food.
posted Aug 17 2007 12:01PM - Michele, Chicago

Hi Michele ~ (eileen here)
I had noticed your string back in July. How'd the knees hold up? How'd you do on tracking your cadence? And not to be blunt, but how'd your hind end hold out? And yep, that heat was unbelievable (just figures it would hit while you were out!).
And, last question, what about the winery in Hartsburg ~ we turned around at Huntsdale, cutting our roundtrip by half just because of the heat. But we are going to go again (such a pretty stretch!), and visiting the winery is on our list of places to visit in Hartsburg.
posted Aug 17 2007 2:38PM - gtnn2bkn, prairie home mo

Hi, My knees held up better than expected. I think the hills here are what's hard on them. Other "parts" did ok too, but felt much better after being off the bike awhile! I didn't worry too much about the cadence since my knees seemed ok. In fact, with the trail being so flat, I hardly ever switched gears.

The Winery in Hartsburg looked very nice. Unfortunately it is not open on Mondays or Tuesdays, so we didn't get to try it... Same for Dotty's. The Hitching Post, however seems to be open every day by 4pm, and it has good bar food. Other than these three places and a farmers stand that had tomatoes and watermellon, there wasn't much happening in Hartsburg. We took naps from 11am until 1pm, read books and then went out for a burger and read some more.... Got up early and rode on. The trail was pretty, though! Have fun!
posted Aug 17 2007 4:06PM - Michele, Chicago

Thanks Michele!
posted Aug 20 2007 1:38PM - gtnn2bkn, prairie home mo

Tags: Hartsburg, Huntsdale, Hitching Post, Dotty's Cafe, Restaurants, Water, Wineries/Breweries, Weather Modify Tags

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