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Day 15 & 16 – Missouri

June 8, 2010

Day 15 covered a distance of about 109 miles through Missouri.  NEWS FLASH: Missouri is full of very steep hills.  Every mile was filled with beautiful farm landscapes with little civilization in any direction. The road kill in Missouri was quite different from the previous states, consisting mostly of crushed turtles and not to mention one poor armadillo.

The previous nights sleeping arrangement left us high on life, only to fall back when we found ourselves troubling to find a town with a population greater than 600 people.  Our ending point on day 15 was Iberia, Missouri. With nothing more than two gas stations and a closed super market we didn’t have many options for a place to stay. Luckily a local was nice enough to offer us his yard to set up our tents for the night.  Little did we know he owns the loudest rooster on record…at least we didn’t have to set our alarms.

Thanks to the rooster we were able to get a good jump on the next day bright and early.  We continued inching closer and closer to California.

John has a bad case of helmet hair

The Cows.

Ty doing his best cow call.

Once Ty finished calling in the cattle, we made a team decision to ride further south to journey into the depths of Oklahoma rather than Kansas. We ended day 16 in south west Missouri, from which we will soon cross into Kansas briefly before venturing through Oklahoma followed by Texas and New Mexico.  Sorry Kansas, maybe next time.