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MEL from Winston-Salem, NC on 9/19/2023 8:21:19 AM:
I am planning a early November ride of the KT, West to East. My plan is to ride town-to-town and spend each night in a hotel (or B&B) meals in restaurants - so, will ride with a small amount of clothing, repair kit, etc... Riding a Trek FX4 that is set up for touring. Plan to average 30miles a day, with a 50mile day (or 2) in the mix. Anyone have thoughts or specific advice about such a ride? Weather? Places to stay/places to avoid? Thanks, in advance, for your comments.

Anonymous on 9/19/2023 12:45:10 PM:
The weather can be iffy early November as you may know, so prep for cool mornings and evenings. Day temp may be cool as well. Water is shut off at the trailheads November 1 so plan accordingly to carry water. Some services along the trail may not be available beings its the end of the season. It's best to call and verify if places of interest are open or not. Posting here will probably not generate results. If you are passing through on a weekend of a Mizzou football game, know that lodging may book up in the outlying area of Columbia...Boonville, Rocheport, etc. The Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia and the Hotel Frederick in Boonville are both nicely renovated old hotels that are worth the stay if they meet your travel requirements.

Capt. Jon on 9/20/2023 6:00:42 AM:
Maybe read further back posts from riders who had "good and bad" experiences on lodging. I made a list of the good and bad for a future ride.