We hit 80 today! And the wind gave us a break.
The ride into a day off is always exciting. First off it's "Jersey Day". That alone brings the team together. The ride takes us up more hills and past more farmland, offering great barn photo ops. We reached our very own "Bike and Hike" section of the tour. Bridge out, but those construction guys sure knew how to keep things interesting. The country roads turned urban with the city of St. Louis popping up around us. The buildings become closer, traffic picks up. We see the famous Arch. No, not the Golden Arches, just that one giant arch, the Gateway Arch, welcoming us.