I almost leapt onto the bike this morning because I knew it was a short stage at 100 miles plus cents, with clear skies and at worst a cross-wind. Result! Alright, MO would certainly throw a few (loads) of rollers at me but that's what you expect.
|Old school. No danger of old school prices.|
|A ton. Just!|
|How high's the water, Mama?|
|For what it's wo- oh, this rubbish just writes itself, hah-hah!|
|Five years on and you haven't changed a bit. Excellent!|
|The Dickey House B&B...another time perhaps.|
Fair enough, then...although I still haven't forgotten being blanked by one of them when I was trying to reassure myself that I was on the right track back on the 2011 jaunt. It was a miserable Sunday afternoon, drizzling, windy and not particularly pleasant and the lady in question kept her mobile phone glued to her ear and steadfastly refused to see me as she passed by in her Lexus. Nah, just pulling you leg. Horse and cart, as per.
|Amish household: you can tell by the windmill/well. Also the satellite dish. Nah, messin'...they've got cable.|
|The fourth Dr. Who is accorded God-like status here. Rightly so.|
I joined Highway 60 eastbound shortly after that and was going ok on the clean hard shoulder when I saw a lady about 100 yards ahead beside her car, motioning me to stop. Any breakdowns I see, I will ask if they have a cell/mobile, as that's about all the assistance that I can offer, and was just about to do this when she offered me a banana!
|Shoddy selfie with Mrs Barbara Curtis. How nice was she?|
|Nearer to SE25 than I thought, then.|
|Looks set fair: 10 miles of roadworks in the distance though. Just for fun...|
|Dear knows: some kind of junk shop?|
|And this was the best bit of surface for the run-in!|
The last 10 miles were a 'mare, thanks to some genius in MO roadworks deciding to scrape away the rideable layer on the shoulder. I wonder if he is on loan from Nebraska? I now take back all the horrible fates that I wished upon the cretin for that horrible 45 minutes. At least until tomorrow!
|Banana of the day. Cheers Barbara!|
|Normal-ish service is resumed. Cheers!|