We decided to start our trip with short day rides during the GC Session. This is the first of three of those rides. I’m calling this day 0.1 as it is part of our ride, but we are not fully self sustained yet. We are riding with panniers but not competely packed and loaded.
Yesterday we rode from our motel across the street to the arch and we touched the arch.
Today we rode fro our motel up the Saint Louis Riverfront Trail to the Chain of Rock Bridge. We crossed the bridge to the Illinois side and then returned to our motel in downtown St. Louis. It was about a 25 mile round trip. The trail itsself was nice all the way and resonable well maintained. The secenery for the first 4-5 miles left something to be desired. The trails followes the edge of the river though the industrial area north of downtown St. Louis. So we passed though scrap yards, junkyards and by factories and processing facilities of all kinds.
The Chain of Rocks bridge is a rather nice bridge. It is the old Route 66 bridge that is closed to moterized vehicles. It is open during the day for walking and riding across.