Missouri Ramble, July 29th

I drove a short distance to Stilwell, KS which is just a few miles from the Missouri border, and headed east and then south, mostly on gravel. I passed through Peculiar, Harrisonville, Freeman, and Cleveland before heading back north and across the state line to Stilwell. Totaled a little over 60 miles. Much of the route was new to me, and I found some nice country, a little more rugged around Harrisonville, more farming country near Freeman and Cleveland.

This is a railroad underpass just east of state line on 215th Street.

An old bridge near Harrisonville. The sign on the road had said “Road Closed”, but I’ve learned that signs can’t always be trusted. In this case, it was correct. The bridge was largely intact, but impassable due to being overgrown with vines and weeds.

I liked this flower, a Compassplant, I think.

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I enjoy riding bicycles all over -- city streets, suburbia, rural roads, gravel roads, dirt roads, rail-trails, and singletrack. I love exploring the countryside and finding the interesting and historical treasures hidden in plain sight. You can follow my rides on Strava.