Mound City Muffin Metric (Cup O’ Dirt Metric #5)

My friend Chad texted me late in the week proposing a gravel ride in Bourbon County, so I of course accepted. We met up Saturday morning in Uniontown and headed north towards Mound City. Chad had a vague route in mind, so all I had to do was follow his lead. We ended up finding a bunch or gravel roads that were new to both of us, and which included some great hills and scenic, low-traffic roads. I don’t think we were passed by a single vehicle during the entire ride. Hard to beat that!

My Strava activity is here.

It wasn’t a big day for photos, but here are a few:

Getting ready for a big downhill.
Seeing this sign at the Casey’s General Store in Mound City, it was obvious what the mid-ride snack should be.
Finding some secluded double-track on the route south.
By the time we neared the end of the ride, thin wispy clouds and contrails were drifting overhead.

I ended up with just over 63 miles. It was a great day for a ride — mild temperatures, light wind, and abundant sunshine. I do love the terrain between Uniontown and Mound City, with a mixture of challenging hills, rolling prairie, and densely wooded river valleys. It is always amazing to me how beautiful this countryside is, and yet how few people live there.

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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.