Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the July Giveaway for a brand new 26" Thruster® Street Style BMX Cruiser Bicycle

New product launch: WIN an innovative aeroe Spider Rear Rack


Rural Touring
#1
Let's talk about adventures that we have had, or dreamed of, that involve bicycles and casual, long-distance.
Let's also talk about the bikes; the racks; the chain lube and PowerBar's. Thirst and leaky tents, too!

I've ridden portions of the KATY Trail, in Missouri USA, on a few occasions but they were daytrips for the most part. This year, I am planning a 4 Day - 3 Night trip with several friends. I think it will be great! We can get to the KATY from here in north-central Arkansas in just at 3 hours with a food stop.

I look forward to not having to follow a schedule or hear a phone ring. I want to find a post card that says "The weather is here! I wish you were beautiful ". I look forward to eating great food cooked in a 'real' restaurant that only seats 17 and sleeping under the stars on a cloudless night. I want to visit a vineyard for a wine-tasting at 10 am. Maybe Noon? Smile


Talk to me!
Rob
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
  Reply
#2
I'm planning to do a Cross Florida charity ride toward the end of summer. The ride goes from Daytona Beach on the East coast to Tarpon Springs on the west coast. The ride is right at 200 miles and goes from Friday morning through Sunday. I have been training for it since November and hope to be ready by the time the ride is here. It's open to all levels of riders and all types of bikes, but from what I have been told, almost all the bikes that are on this ride are road bikes.
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe...Ride Hard...Ride Daily
  Reply
#3
RobAR; The KATY trail heh? That would be kewl riding along the Missouri river. But I am sure there are equally kewl trails in Northern Ar-Kansas. I have gone on camping and fishing trips along the White River portion of the Lakes. Water is so clear you can see the fish follow your lure back to the boat. Smile

Mountain Home is a place I used to hear about when I was in the USAF. Are you former military?

Steve
Junkyard Tools rescued from the junkyard!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
7,014
09-30-2013, 03:20 AM
Last Post: Joe_W
 
7,163
11-30-2012, 10:45 PM
Last Post: RobAR

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Creaky crank with play and loosening
Today 10:04 AM
Dork disc - remove it or keep it?
Today 10:02 AM
26" Thruster® Street Style BMX | July 20...
Today 08:23 AM
2020 road cycling season
Today 07:18 AM
Post a photo for aeroe Spider Rear Rack
Today 07:03 AM
FD cable pull on opposite side of frame
Today 04:18 AM
60s Viner Repainted..?
Yesterday 06:23 PM
budget speedometer
Yesterday 10:44 AM
Pinging noise fixed
Yesterday 08:08 AM
Need advice on Bike Rack
Yesterday 02:07 AM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
72 posts
no avatar 2. CharleyFarley
20 posts
no avatar 3. Painkiller
15 posts
no avatar 4. Papa Dom
10 posts
no avatar 5. G_M
8 posts