Rainy Day with the Rednecks
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Where I stayed
St Louis West, Route 66 KOA Kampground
As soon as we set off for the day, the tension started. Immediately car on the other side of the road beeped aggressively and gave us the middle finger of disapproval. Why? What had we done? We were nowhere near him! I hate this place. I hate the people of Missouri. I hate their bigoted views and needless aggression. Why are they so angry about life? Next door is Kansas where the people give nothing but smiles and friendly chat. How can people who live in such close proximity be so fundamentally different in their approach to life? Why can't one of these redneck tossers just get out of their petrol guzzling tanks and explain themselves?
The day improved and we enjoyed 40 miles of cycling without much to write about
We enjoyed a good spattering of rain today which cooled us down, as we sat outside Macdonalds making the most of the English weather another friendly guy gave us his blessing. Maybe we are out of the worst of it.
We rocked up to the KOA, the first KOA for sometime, in Alennton. It is a beautiful site and we have even got carried away with the forest setting and built a campfire. We cycle into St Louis tomorrow to the luxury of a city centre hotel and a Sunday evening baseball game. St Louis is on the state border, I hope as we cross it the reception we get is as contrasting as it was from Kansas to Missouri.
Miles Cycled; 42 rainy miles. Why are we STILL sweating?!!