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The rains pushed us into Marshfield late in the day. We escaped for a brief time at Olanna's cafe in Springfield. We had a second breakfast that carried us down the road. We detoured to a local bike shop to check Cat's bottom bracket and had a new rear tire added to Richard's bike. We trust that tomorrow will be ...
Today we rode off into the rolling hills of Missouri and encountered our first road grade greater than 10%. We expect to see a lot more of this in the coming days. Once again the weather gods smiled on us, the wind was minimal, there was no rain and a bit of cloud cover did not spoil our day. We enjoyed the rural ride through small, well kept farms and had a dinner repast at a local truck stop adjoining our hotel....ah the luxuries of the itinerant ...
... Like a scene out of an action movie, after about 5 steps we both lost our breath and basically required a couple rest stops before we got there, in a blink of an eye, the movie turned into a tragic comedy. Two chubby, sore, tired middle aged road warriors, (remember we have official Nicknames), trying to roll themselves in to the car is probably Freak'n hilarious. At least, judging by the group point and laughing at us....
And then ...
So we ran into a little trouble... Newt and I stopped for gas earlier in the day. There were a lot of sneaky people around, sneaky like traveling in minivans with families, and stuff like that. We did not realize how dangerous of a place this little "helpful" roadside station was...
After I pumped the gas, thats my job, officially assigned by Newt, I handed him the card and we recorded the data and sped off. ...
... Golden Hawk engine, 275 horse power. According to Newts legend, Grandpa had no Idea what he bought. However, Newt Raced it around western PA like he was a star of some beach boy song.
My mom heard that he had the fastest car in PA, and came from miles away to watch him shut everyone down. That is the true story of how they met and fell in love. (No its not but it would be cool if it was true...)
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