We started in St. Charles and rode out to Defiance, then started again the next day in defiance to Dutlow where we enjoyed wine at Blumenhof during a tornado warning. The hosts were great giving us shelter. We rode out of Hermann/McKittrick but had to stop after at 103 due to wahsed out trails but they were repairing this on Tuesday I believe. We rode from Rocheport to Hartsburg, yes the tunnel is open but on Friday the trail heading to Boonville was flooded. The bike shops at Rocheport is great as is the shop in Defiance! Many things to do, bring water and have a plan in case of sudden storms and let me tell ya....we had sudden storms!! It can be kinda open and far between in certain spots of the trail, so do some planning. We loved it and plan to return. Couldn't ride to Sedalia due to the tornado, but plan to in the future. From Marthasville to McKittrick can be out in the open, so keep that in mind during hot days.
posted May 31 2011 3:21PM
- Nan, Bay View