OldnSlow...Maybe if in Alton, a stop at "Fast Eddys" might be in order.
A Fat Burger and Big Elmo on a Stick to wash the bugs down!
I'm just sayin......!!
Be Safe Pitboss
Really appreciate all the pointers you've provided! My dog and I will be hacking in a big arc that has us camping at Petit Jean SP in Arkansas. Your suggestions are helping us plan the last leg of the inbound journey
Pete and Barley
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Was wondering which route would be better coming from the east, US 24 or US 36?
I would suggest you ride the TransAmerican Bike trail. Plan on stopping in Farmington Missouri to visit our old jail and historic downtown.
This past week I rode though some of the beautiful hills of North Missouri and stumbled upon this grave:
According the legend, Pete Kibbles was a railroad worker and lost his foot in a railroad accident. He bought a plot in the graveyard and buried it. He intended to be reunited when he died. However his plans changed. He hopped west to Colorado where he died and was buried; never to be reunited with his now (semi) famous foot.
1 year new to BMW cycles (love it!) and 1 week new to BMW MOA. I am looking forward to the rally. I want to alert you to a beautiful route to Sedalia from the St. Louis area direction. I live on the Mississippi River in a 175 yr old town 30 min north of down town StL, Alton/Godfrey, Il. (I would suggest this as a day route only) (if have to travel through St. Louis at night, it is not as bad as other big cities) Out of Alton Il, we have Hwy 100 the Great River Road for about 15 miles of scenic riding with bluffs and the Mighty Mississippi. Past the fun town of Grafton is Brussels Ferry into Calhoun County. Narrow country roads to Golden Eagle Ferry into St. Charles County. Off of the Golden Eagle Ferry follow road to left on hwy B to right on Hwy 94 through historic St Charles (first capitol of Missouri) continue on hwy 94 through historic German wine towns of Augusta, Marthasville, Hermann (have to cross Mo River at hwy 19), did I tell you that 94 is a beautiful winding road through hill country and Missouri River bottoms, beautiful!!!! At mid-Missouri you will hit hwy 54, take that South or left towards the newer Capitol (still historic) Jefferson City to hwy 50. Go West or right on 50 into Sedalia.
Look forward to meeting you at the Rally,
Spent many summers as a child and young adult in Rhineland, MO (on Rt. 94) and indeed it is a great road as is Rt 19 and many of the letter roads in the area. Looking forward to riding them again.
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Hi, wondered if you would know more about the Barnett memorial around Memphis, MO?? Am confused about where to find out more info of the june listing in ON pg118. Am ok with the others, will not be riding for points. Thanks for any help Bill
Here is more help: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...234182&page=31
Please be sure to read post #477 if you want a laugh.
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Near Sedalia there are a number of historic towns. One of the best is Arrow Rock, MO.
Arrow Rock has a population of 56 people according to the 2010 census. What the lacks in population it makes up in history.
The town was founded in 1829 as Philadelphia but changed to Arrow Rock because of the prominent landmark along the river were Indians collected flint.
The town is now a National Historic Landmark and worth the visit. There are a number of shops, walking tours, historic building and places to eat. You might consider J. Huston Tavern for lunch or dinner. http://www.jhustontavern.com/
If you like theater, Arrow Rock has the only professional theater between KC and STL. http://www.lyceumtheatre.org/index.php Get tickets in advance.
One of the historic figures from Arrow Rock is the artist George Caleb Bingham. His painting captured rural MO and the Missouri River.
I have seen painting many times. I can't figure what that animal would be in the front.
Whiteman AFB has one of it's monthly tours on Friday the 20th. It's a little over 20 miles away. It would take up the morning to tour it so it would be quite a bit of time away from the MOA activities. Thought I'd mention it anyway. They only take 10 people that are visiting as a group.
This tour takes place 8:40 a.m.-noon and includes a wing mission brief, which highlights each unit on base and how they contribute to the defense of America, an Oscar-01 missile launch control facility tour, a viewing of the 509th Bomb Wing's B-2 static, and a short windshield tour of the base. Maximum participants 40.
What is Oscar-1?
From 1964 to 1993, Whiteman AFB's Oscar-01 served as command center for 10 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Oscar was one of 15 such facilities that were spread out across west central Missouri. Oscar stood out, however, as it was the only such operational site actually located on a base. Today, the site is a tribute to all Air Force members who pulled alert duty and kept the system operational during the Cold War. As such, Oscar is open for tours. People who have base access can call (660) 687-6560 to schedule a separate tour of Oscar-01.
Thumpin' around SW MO.
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