Missing the K-K-KATY

27 May

Yesterday was a ride on the back roads near our home, you know, the ones with less traffic than the regular roads. The ones most of us ride because there are fewer cars and trucks and therefore, safer.

Where the cows outnumber the cars.


We did the Jones ride, 44 miles from our home – out and back. It was a beautiful day, one of those exquisite days that are all too rare here – very light wind and temperatures near 70.  Considering it’s almost Memorial Day, a very rare spring day – although we have had more this spring than any other spring in recent memory.  So, we took advantage of it and rode our road bikes, carrying nothing more than water and a few bars.  A big difference from the 25 pounds or so we both carried when we rode the KATY Trail.

Right away we both noted a big difference in terms of ease of riding and effort.  The bike felt like it took off at times, almost faster than comfortable. That part was nice, but the scenery and experience were so much nicer on the KT. Even though this ride was much hillier than the almost-completely-flat KATY, it still wasn’t as difficult – something I attribute to the weight of the bikes more than trail conditions.

It was a nice ride yesterday, we both enjoyed it and getting to ride when most everyone else is at work is a real plus.  Still miss riding the KATY though. For those of you who haven’t ridden the KATY in Missouri you should consider it.  For more information about it click on the KATY Trail tag on this website and you can also go to:  www.bikekatytrail.com and http://mostateparks.com/park/katy-trail-state-park.

2 Responses to “Missing the K-K-KATY”

  1. Kim May 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm #


    I’m going to ride the Katy with the Pedaler’s Jamboree event this weekend. Lots of live music and fun people so it should be a good time. Hope it doesn’t rain. Hop in the car and get to Columbia!

    • Susan May 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

      I picked up some info about that ride when we were there, it sounds fun! If I go it will rain for sure, so I’d better stay put. If you want to write something up about it or post pics here that would be great, just let me know.

      I want to add a section to the website for other folks to post about rides, tours, whatever they love about bikes, I just have to figure out how.

      Have a great ride!

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