Category Archives: Biking The Katy Trail Across Missouri – 2016

An account of preparing and biking America’s longest Rail to Trail Conversion, Oldest post listed first.

Katy Trail, America’s Longest Rails to Trails Project

10-23-2016

God willing and the creek don’t rise. That was my Grandpa’s answer when someone asked if his plans were still a go. Those words are very fitting to my next planned biking adventure. Although it would be appropriate to change the word creek to river. If all goes as planned I will begin riding The Katy Trail starting, Sunday November, 13th 2016. Continue reading

Getting ready to ride the Katy

The weeks/days leading up to this next bike adventure has been a mixed bag of emotions. With the ‘test’ life/god has handed me lately I’ve been looking forward to few days of nothing but riding bike. However to be perfectly honestly, this ride scares me.  Not that I think the plan of riding 60 miles a day will be too much or something will go wrong. I simply cannot get myself excited to riding a pancake flat, perfectly groomed trail through rural america. Continue reading

Day 1: Clinton to Sedalia – 34 miles

Arrived at the trailhead in Clinton, Mo about 1:30. With half an hour of set up time of pulling gear out of my official ‘biking tub of goodies’ and putting it all on the bike I was ready to start peddling. Before Matthew and I parted ways I told him “Well this ride is beginning much like the Great Divide did. With the question… Why the heck am I doing this?”  Continue reading

Day 3: Cooper’s Landing to Portland, MO – 54 miles

With my tent set up just a few yards from the Mighty Missouri River I could hear the sound of water rushing as the river parted around a large rock. Before falling asleep last night I was laying there, wondered if the sound of cascading water all night would make me thirsty or make me want to pee. Well both happened. I drank about half a liter of water before walking to the restroom at 2:00am. Continue reading

Katy Trail Retrospective

About a week and a half has passed since logging last miles of the Katy Trail. I’ve had time to reflect on the ride as a whole and ponder details of the ride, some of which did not make it to this blog. A plethora of reasons can be inserted here as why entries were shorted details of riding America’s longest Rail to trail project. Reasons such as; lost drafts of blog entries, lack of time, not able to find my muse on this trail, and much more could be slotted into this category.  Continue reading