David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
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Texas 2003
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04/18  Release the Cows!
04/19  Need A List
04/20  Million Dollar Water
04/23  Peoria IL
04/24  Navigating the Grid
04/25  I'm in a flat land
04/26  Ghetto in the Fields
04/27  The Katy Trail
04/30  Hermann MO
05/01  Hermann to Jefferson City
05/02  The Mushroom Hunters
05/03  Enter the Ozarks
05/04  Ha Ha Tonka
05/09  Bennett Springs State Park
05/10  Barbed Wire and Mansions
05/11  Hello Arkansas
05/16  Up the Mountain
05/17  Muddy Roads
05/21  The Ouachita Trail...
05/22  whip-a-ree
05/23  Mena
05/24  Oklahoma
05/25  Farm to Market to Paris
05/29  Caddo National Grasslands
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06/14  Del Rio
06/19  Into the Desert
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07/26  Cinnamon Pass
07/27  3250 Miles
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Million Dollar Water


tl;dr: I took the Rock Island Trail into Peoria, where I will spend the week.

Coyotes all night long! Bark and yip, bark and yip. And deer. And my sleeping pad seems to have a leak. And the wind was blowing two trees together so they squeeked. And trains just about every hour. Good times.

Merry Easter!

I packed up and hit the road early. Look there, there is a big thorn jammed in my tire. I'm glad I bought that pump. I didn't feel like patching, so I just left the thorn in place. Oddly enough, it held air all day long.

I paid $14 for breakfast at a gas station in Neponset. I seem to be paying a lot for food. Oh well, it's better than paying no money for no breakfast. As I was filling water bottles the locals informed me that they had just invested a million dollars on some sort of water filtration system for the town. I was guaranteed the purest water ever. I don't think it was.

I continoud south against the wind until I could take the Rock Island trail into Peoria. Fortunately, the trail is somewhat shielded from wind. Unfortunately, a large number of people seemed to think it was a good idea to go walking on this trail earlier in the year when it as all mud. The mud dried, and the tracks are still there.

Pushing through the day, I steadily dropped layers as the temperature increased. Dispite liberal application of sunscreen, I am still burned.

I will spend a good chunk of the week in a hotel in Peoria. I need to work, and I need to recover. Just about every part of my body is sore. Except my butt. Brooks saddles are awesome.

Rock Island Trail

trail closed

thank you all you people who tromped on this trail when it was muddy

future corn

tunnel under Highway 6

contact me at le@liverworks.com
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