He stole my Jeep!
Back in the day the hubby used to ride almost 100 miles per day.
That's when we were both thin and he had hair.
Now it's time to get in shape again and build up his strength
after being in the hospital for a week.
I'm going to have to join him, but I don't do hills as well as he does.
Notice there are no pedals- his shoes clip onto where the pedals should be.
I don't think I'd care for that but I suppose it is what you get used to.
We have several areas where we can ride which is good
because our road is gravel.
There is a network of biking and hiking trails just minutes away.
The Meramec Greenway
"a 60 mile multipurpose trail along the Meramec River,
from the confluence of the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers
to Pacific Palisades Conservation Area in Franklin County"
There is also the "Old Zombie Road" in Glenco, MO
now known as Rock Hollow Trail.
Glenco was a resort town and also played a part in the Meramec River
industries of years past- mining for lime, sand and gravel.
It was a teen hangout in the 60s and 70s (where the name Old Zombie originated.)
This beautiful 2.3-mile trail opens one half hour before sunrise and closes one half hour after sunset. What was once the decaying Lawler-Ford Road has been recreated into a beautiful trail for hiking and biking. Rock Hollow serves as an important connector within the Meramec Greenway. This is among the most scenic of Great Rivers Greenway trails, and is a wonderful way to connect with nature.
Robertsville State Park is only a few miles away.
We put his jon boat in there from time to time if it's just a fishing outing. Sometimes we take Taylor over there to fish in the bluegill pond where every cast results in
at least a nibble if not a catch.
We've even camped, that way we can get home to let the chicks in at night.
The old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway (MKT or KATY)
It winds it way across fields, around bluffs,
and through all sorts of wineries and beer gardens!
Good thing it was built on abandoned railroad beds, at least it's flat!
I suppose I'll start riding again soon.
Taylor too since Robertsville State Park is about five minutes from our door.
We can bring our poles and stop for some quick fishing afterwards.
It's time to get healthy.