to continue my rise to the top, i rode thursday morning before work. i drove the ft out to eureka and parked along the outer road of 44 so i could do the fox creek, bouquet, melrose, 109, alt, meramec blvd, outer road loop again. i really like it, as i only see a few cars the whole way, and i get to do some of my favorite roads. all this and only 22 miles!
the weather was good, but the wind was pretty bad. it was quite nice to be back in the woods, but pretty trecherous on the outer road and on some of the downhills.