Distance: 90 miles
Weather: hot and humid, very sticky!
When the riders left the hotel in the morning they only had to travel a couple of miles before they turned onto some beautiful country roads with long rolling hills. Hope fully the wind they created on the downhill helped cool them down some. We can tell that we are no longer in Kansas as the terrain in definitely more undulating. The humidity was definitely the talk of the sag stop which was set up in Maysville, MO.
We cycled quite a few miles down Highway 6 passing many small towns with populations ranging from 123 to 270 before we arrived in Jamesport. Here we passed many Amish folks in horse drawn buggies. Without exception those in the buggies waved to this cyclist. A few riders stopped for lunch at the Dutch Pantry restaurant just a few blocks from the sag stop.
Riders were again treated to quiet rolling country roads for most of the ride after the second sag. These are the kind of rollers on which one can get their speed up going down one hill and use their momentum to get up most, if not all, of the next hill. We passed Amish houses with horses and buggies outside, small and somewhat large farms and even a sign for a cheese factory located ½ mile down a side road. All the things one might expect to find here. Finally riders crossed the Chillicothe town line and, once into town, they could fine murals on quite a few buildings. Most of these murals tell about the bread slicing machine which was invented here in Chillicothe, MO. Speaking of bread, once in town quite a few riders could be found eating sandwiches and other yummy things at the Boji Stone Café downtown. Rumor has it that one of the local even treated them to some delicious homemade ice cream! These riders are really out there making memories!