What do they say. A soldier can't march on an empty stomach?
First obstacle of the the ride . . . Who knew they were rebuilding Raytown Road? What's a little creek crossing?
Solution, Grab a board and make a "Bridge of Death" . . .
. . . and board you can get your hands on will do . . . or at least it was the first one. G-Money and another guy decide to go around a back route and meet us on the other side.
Ahhhh the second crossing. A handy I-Beam. . . . ahh yes . . .see they guy in the Pink & Green . . . that's Crusty and he tripped and fell. I didn't see it because I was doing crap like this
About a mile more down the road and I think the temperature changed 20 degrees cooler. It began raining on us about 15 minutes later, and we made it to Arthur Byants canopy Where we waited for G-Money.
There was a line outside Arthur Bryants so we rode to Grinder Pizza just down the road to wait out the rain, or see what happened. It was supposed to rain all day once it started, but it started a little early.
Mmmmmm Like the Card Board man said. Warm up the inner'ds on a cold rainy day . . . not too much now.
Things cleared off and we decided to venture out again. Here's the "FishBowl" . . . aka the Sprint Center. It's a new thing here in KCMO.
. . . and the railroad yard.
Here's the Strawberry Hill Museum. They were closed, or they didn't like the idea of a bunch of wet cyclist messing up their place.
It called Strawberry HILL for a reason.
Oh good . . . They are talking about driver, and not riders. Not us taking up the whole bridge . . . actually once again it was a closed road . . . a bridge no doubt . . . but hey we made the last crossing. How bad can it be? Not bad at all, we're not even sure why it's closed.
A look back after the bridge
We made it to another one of our usual destinations. Broadway Cafe. Here we see a double decker bicycle . . . Looks like a project for me. I'll see if I can go without using a drive shaft for a steer tube . . . and don't ask me about the missing downtube.
Some of the typical cloud formations for the day. Strange days.
We made it back to Benetti's at about 4:15. Not bad consider'n the rain.