Today we had the opportunity of an alternate route riding along the levees of the mississippi flood plain. Only problem being that said river having had its worst floods in nearly 100 years meant that we might get so far and have to turn back. With our riding group increased to 6 and an early start of 7am we decided to take the risk. As it happened we managed to get through with the help of the local vicar who drove ahead to check that the route he suggested was possible on bikes. Amazing.
And we were rewarded with a wonderful flat ride on top of the levees with panoramic views of the mississippi and its flood plain. Places to stop today were few and far brtween but the lady at a post office we passed phoned up her friends a few miles down the road and got them to open their restaurant 'Bottoms Up' early so we could have lunch. Once we reached the main part of the river we had a rather unpleasant ten mile ride along busy roads with far too many coal trucks.
Miles Today 54