From late afternoon April 30 to mid-day May 7, 2015, I bike-camped the Katy Trail from Clinton to Machens, then back to Dutzow, across the river to Washington to catch the train, Amtrak from Washington to Sedalia, then the trail back to Clinton, a total of c. 320 bike miles on the trail and perhaps another 20 or so on connecting highways, into towns, etc. This is a report on that ride, perhaps useful to regular riders as well as to those contemplating a railtrail adventure, on the Katy or elsewhere.
I’m going to do this in relatively short installments in an attempt to make it comprehensive as well as digestible. For data folks, too much is never enough. For all others, as with pornography, if you don’t like the information, you can surely ignore it.
Section I identifies the source, me. Unless you’re one of those guys or gals who believes everything (or nothing) you read on the interwebs, you want to know the relevant CV of the one reporting and opining. I.e., why should I pay attention to this guy?
Section II concerns my equipment – bike, camping gear, payload, etc. This may be helpful as suggestions about what to emulate or avoid. Can’t hurt to see what worked and didn’t work for someone else, eh.
Section III includes my observations, comments, opinions, comparisons, etc., perhaps the meat of the report. You may find this the most interesting/helpful section or the least, given its inherently idiosyncratic aspect.
OK, now let’s see if we can paste from Word. Yes!
posted May 14 2015 10:10AM
- Dr. Skeep, Tucson, AZ