After worship Sunday morning Brian, Tomi, Bob, and I will be dropped off at the Green Ridge trail head for Katy to begin what has been officially dubbed "The Fat Boys Katy Trail Ride".
For the record, I resent the unflattering name of our journey, but acknowledge I'm no Lance Armstrong in the physique department (or any other). I would like it to be known that I am definitely the lightest of our foursome, but I guess that only proves the name of the ride. Oh well.
We're riding 177 miles, from Green Ridge, Missouri to St. Charles, Missouri.
Here's our plan:
Sunday afternoon- 36 miles to Pilot Grove
Monday- 50 miles to Hartsburg
Tuesday- 65 miles to Augusta
Wednesday- 26 miles to St. Charles
The trail is crushed limestone (as you can see above), an old train track bed, so it's not going to be fast road-type riding. We're taking mountain bikes or hybrids. There are lots of neat sights along the way so we'll be in no particular rush except to get to our destination each night where we will be staying at various local B&B's and a friends house one night. On Wednesday I'll get picked up by some church guys heading up to Cincinnati to help a friend move back to KC. The other bike riders will take the train back to KC on Thursday.
I'll blog along the way if I can figure out how to do so with my Blackberry. Wish us "fat boys" well!!