Century Ride Summary

Cnt When Where Bicycle Total Distance Total Time Total AVG 100 Time 100 AVG Comments
1 1994/09/11 New Badan IL area  TREK 830 102.10 8:05:00 12.63 n/a n/a AYH Flat-as-a-Pancake Century. Solo.
2 1995/06/16 Sedan KS/Parson KS TREK 830 101.82 n/a n/a n/a n/a Biking Across Kansas Day 7, with Joe Dietrick.
3 2001/07/07 Webster Groves MO/Elsah IL  TREK 830 107.74 0.314387 14.28 n/a n/a Heat Index 110 on return. Solo.
4 2002/08/31 Columbia IL/Ellis Grove IL  TREK 830 104.02 0.303368 14.29 n/a n/a Bluff Road. Solo.
5 2003/06/29 Greenville IL/Vandalia IL  TREK 7500FX 101.32 0.275613 15.32 n/a n/a AYH Firecracker 100. With Jerry Roloff.
6 2004/10/09 Webster Groves MO/Grafton IL  Klien Q Carbon Team 116.16 0.298831 16.20 6:08:53 6:22:02 Loop to Grafton IL on new road bike. Solo.
7 2005/07/01 Saint Charles MO/Jefferson City MO TREK 7500FX 104.70 0.304433 14.33 6:58:45 7:52:50 KATY Trail ride. Solo.
8 2006/09/02 Webster Groves MO/Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 115.04 0.302685 15.84 6:14:21 0:40:00 With Tom Crespi.
9 2007/09/08 Columbia MO area  Klien Q Carbon Team 104.35 0.244711 17.77 5:37:53 18:10:57 MS Bike Ride Day 1. Mix.
10 2008/09/06 Columbia MO area  Klien Q Carbon Team 100.36 5:49:39 17.22 n/a n/a MS Bike Ride Day1. With Rob Zilch, Vic Ottenlips
11 2008/10/12 Saint Charles MO area Klien Q Carbon Team 101.42 6:08:37 16.51 n/a n/a Trailnet Ride the Rivers Century. With Mark Weaver, Rob Zilch
12 2009/09/12 Columbia MO area  Klien Q Carbon Team 100.15 5:32:33 18.07 5:31:52 18.08 MS Bike Ride Day 1. With Rob Zilch, Vic Ottenlips, Michael Ottenlips
13 2009/09/13 Columbia MO area  Klien Q Carbon Team 100.18 5:47:18 17.31 5:46:31 17.32 MS Bike Ride Day 2. With Rob Zilch
14 2010/05/11 Columbia IL to Prairie Du Rocher IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.79 6:03:05 16.66 n/a n/a With Dave Fiedler, Mark Weaver and friends. Windy.
15 2010/06/12 Webster Groves MO/Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 112.01 7:15:58 15.42 6:18:46 15.84 Hot, humid, windy, some rain. Heat Index about 100 in the afternoon. Visited Rahul Kommineni. Got soaked in final mile. Suffered last 20 or so miles. Solo.
16 2010/07/17 Columbia IL to Pinckneyville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 201.42 12:08:28 16.59 5:54:45 16.91 Pinckneyville Rib Run Double Century. With Jim Amelung (organizer) Dessa Paris, Bob Beaury and Ben G. Detour around Chester do to flooding. Hot, Heat Index > 100. Visited lots of Casey stores.
17 2010/08/28 Webster Groves MO to Staunton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 108.29 6:58:49 15.51 6:27:37 15.48 Madison County Trails, with Mark Weaver
18 2010/09/12 Columbia MO to Mexico MO Klien Q Carbon Team 102.80 5:43:48 17.94 5:35:12 17.90 MS Bike Ride  day 2 (Sun) with Mark Weaver.  
19 2010/09/21 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 108.74 6:17:55 17.26 5:44:49 17.40 Loop around Madison County trails. With Dave Fiedler, Mark Weaver and friends.
20 2011/08/06 Webster Grove to Elsah IL Klien Q Carbon Team 103.61 6:46:15 15.30 6:31:15 15.34 Left at 5:45am. Missed rain but bike dirty from wet roads/trails. Saw 7 wild turkeys, 1 fox and 1 muskrat. Hot and humid last couple hours. Windy on return. With Mark Weaver. New front tire.  Mark had a flat. 
21 2011/08/20 Webster Groves MO to Saint Charles MO, Alton IL, Downtown Saint Louis MO Klien Q Carbon Team 104.41 6:13:24 16.78 Big clockwise loop around Saint Louis County and more. Rained on from Saint Charles to Alton. Early lunch at Subway. Rob rear flatted at 91 mile mark near the Riverfront Trail head. With Mark Weaver. 
22 2011/09/03 Columbia IL to Chester IL Klien Q Carbon Team 114.01 6:34:57 17.32 Century ride along the Bluff Rd, thru Ellis Grove, Riley Lake Rd, County Rd 6. Lunch at Subway. Short but strong storm north of Old Valmeyer - got soaked. With Mark Weaver, Rob Zilch, Mike Gawlak (first 25).
23 2011/09/10 Columbia MO to Centralia MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.37 5:19:57 18.82 2011 MS Bike Ride Day 1. With Mark Weaver and Rob Zilch.
24 2011/09/11 Columbia MO to Mexico MO Klien Q Carbon Team 102.31 5:44:43 17.81 2011 MS Bike Ride Day 2. With Mark Weaver and Rob Zilch.
25 2011/10/02 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.17 6:05:15 16.46     To Saint Louis City, Grantie City, Alton, Edwardsville, Collinsville, East Saint Louis, Saint Louis City. Home thru FoPo. With Mark Weaver. Refuel at Avanti Coffee.
26 2012/05/26 Webster Groves MO to Ste. Genevieve, MO Klien Q Carbon Team 103.70 6:28:38 16.01 Home to Charleville Winery and Brewery near Coffman MO. Headwind most the way. With Mark Weaver. Crossed the river on the ferry at Modoc. Hot and windy. Karen and Mary met us via car. We arrived about 1 minute before they did.
27 2012/06/09 Webster Groves MO to Alhambra IL Klien Q Carbon Team 110.05 6:51:34 16.04 Downtown, Riverfront Trail, McKinley Bridge, Schoolhouse trail, Heritage Trail to Marine IL, backrounds to Alhambra, Nickel Plate trail to Edwardsville. Refuel at Café Avanti. Home via Nature Trail. With Mark Weaver.
28 2012/06/21 Webster Groves MO to Sunrise Beach MO TREK 7500FX 167.66 12:00:11 13.97 Left about 4am,  to Creve Coeur Park, across bridge to KATY Trail. West about 100 miles with stops in Dutzow and Portand for food. Across the MO River into Jeff City. Then south on US 54 about 40 miles to the Lake of the Ozarks. End about 830pm. 
29 2012/07/28 Webster Groves MO to Alton MO Klien Q Carbon Team 101.24 6:00:40 16.84 5:54:20 16.93 Clayton, Ladue Rd to Creve Couer. Saint Charles, 94, H, West Alton. Lunch at Subway in Alton. Home via Riverfront Trail.
30 2012/08/19 Webster Groves MO to Marine IL Klien Q Carbon Team 102.04 6:23:20 15.97 6:13:29 16.06 Tour of East Saint Louis and Washington Park. RZ lost water bottle on Heritage Trail so we doubled back to find it. Refuel at Avanti Coffee in Edwardsville. Great weather day. With Mark Weaver and Rob Zilch. 100 miles in 6:13:29. Century #31.
31 2012/09/08 Columbia MO to Centralia MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.51 5:42:55 17.59 2012 MS Bike Ride Day 1. With Mark Weaver and Rob Zilch.
32 2012/09/09 Columbia MO to Fulton MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.68 5:51:26 17.19     2012 MS Bike Ride Day 2. With Mark Weaver.
33 2013/05/25 Webster Groves to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.36 6:09:12 16.31 6:07:12 16.34 Century Ride #01 of 33 total.  Solo century ride. Ran into Frank Buffe on the Riverfront Trail. Some wind and about 25 miles of rain. Saw about a dozen deer, 2 baby bunnies, 1 turtle and one wild turkey creature. 100 miles 6:07:59. 
34 2013/06/02 Webster Groves to Breese IL Klien Q Carbon Team 103.15 5:58:46 17.25 Century Ride #02 of 34 total. 3 flat tires, too much time on St Clair Ave in East STL, great hamburgers at Wally's in Breese, rode by Excel Bottling Co (think Ski soda), got buzzed by a group of helmetless wanna-be Hell's Angles, sprinkled on a little bit, some wind, a crazy dude who dumped an 18 pack of Busch in his backpack then rode away from a convenience store after explaining that he normally gets the 30 pack but he had to work the next day.
35 2013/06/15 Webster Groves MO to St Peters MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.19 6:06:14 16.41 Century Ride #03 of 35 total. 7:15am start, temp about 72. Rode to St Charles bike shop, then did a Trailnet ride out to Southshore Marina, then back to St Charles, then back home. With Mark Weaver. 
36 2013/07/04 Webster Groves MO to Old Valmeyer IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.10 6:19:50 15.81 Century Ride #04 of 36 total. Century ride with Mark Weaver. Met Mike Gawlak at Columbia IL. Met Rick A, Todd P & Joe W at Valmeyer. BBQ at Old Valmeyer. 
37 2013/07/27 Webster Groves MO to Pere Marquette State Park IL Klien Q Carbon Team 126.07 7:35:41 16.60 Century Ride #05 of 37 total. Century Ride, mild temps. With Mark Weaver. 
38 2013/08/24 Webster Groves MO to Hermann MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.74 6:08:20 16.41 Century Ride #06 of 38 total. Big Bend to Maplewood, Manchester east to add mileage then Clayton Rd, 109, 100, AT, 50 to Union. From Union we followed the Tour of Hermann route (44 miles) to Hermann. Ended at the Tin Mill Brewery. The biggest hill of the day came at the 97 mile mark - that hurt. With Mark Weaver.
39 2013/09/07 Columbia MO to Centralia MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.94 5:26:28 18.55 5:23:34 18.54 Century Ride #07 of 39 total. 2013 MS Bike Ride Day 1.  Temp in the mid 90's by the end - rather warm. With Mark Weaver. Debut of new chain, new rear cassette, new cables.
40 2013/09/08 Columbia MO to Fulton MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.57 6:06:40 16.46 6:04:11 16.48 Century Ride #08 of 40 total. 2013 MS Bike Ride Day 2. Rain delayed a couple hours at the start. The poured on about the 13 mile mark. Strong headwind as we headed south. Place was desserted when we finished about 4:30pm. With Mark Weaver. 
41 2014/05/25 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.52 6:01:02 16.71 5:58:57 16.72 Century Ride #1 of 41 total. Cool and overcast first 30 miles, then 40 miles of wind and driving rain with a little lightning and thunder thrown in for good measure. Last 20 miles no rain but 2 front flats. Century times was just under 6 hours. No breakfast or lunch, just a Cliff Bar and a couple GU's. BTW: I'm really not fond of the rain. Solo.
42 2014/06/07 Webster Groves MO to Jerseyville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.19 6:04:22 16.50 Century Ride #2 of 42 total. By way of Hardin IL to get cake picture. Major rain the final 20 miles. W/Mark Weaver. Kelly retrieved us and we had lunch at Fast Eddie's in Alton. Major rain on the way home.
43 2014/06/29 Webster Groves MO to Breese IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.79 6:15:05 16.28 Century Ride #3 of 43 total. The long way, collecting cakes (x6). Through downtown Saint Louis, Granite City, Edwardsville, Greenville, Carlyle and then to Breese. W/ Mark Weaver. No rain but 30 miles of strong headwinds. Lunch at Wally's. Ms Kelly retrieved us.
44 2014/07/05 Webster Groves MO to Old Valmeyer IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.18 6:04:51 16.47 Century Ride #4 of 44 total. Downtown, then across the Eads Bridge. Got cake pics (x7) in East Saint Louis, Cahokia, Columbia & Waterloo. Then to Old Valmeyer for BBQ.  W/Mark Weaver.
45 2014/07/12 Webster Groves MO to Belleville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 102.60 6:32:17 15.69 Century Ride #5 of 45 total. Downtown, then thru North Saint Louis, across McKinley Bridge, East Saint Louis, Collinsville, Shiloh, Belleville.
46 2014/07/19 Webster Groves MO to Warrenton MO Klien Q Carbon Team 110.02 7:01:08 15.67 Century Ride #6 of 46 total. The long way thru north Saint Louis County, Florissant, Saint Charles, O'Fallon, Troy and Warrenton. Collected 15 cakes. With Mark Weaver. Kelly & Kerry retrieved us.
47 2014/08/23 Webster Groves MO to Piasa IL Klien Q Carbon Team 120.30 7:44:11 15.55 Century Ride #7 of 47 total.  With Mark Weaver. 
48 2014/08/30 Webster Groves MO to Portage Des Sioux MO Klien Q Carbon Team 105.33 6:39:21 15.83 Century Ride #8 of 48 total.  With Mark Weaver.  6:18:46.
49 2014/09/06 Columbia MO to Centralia MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.97 5:27:55 18.47 Century Ride #9 of 49 total. MS Bike Ride 2014 Day #1.
50 2014/09/07 Columbia MO to Fulton MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.23 5:41:43 17.60 Century Ride #10 of 50 total.  MS Bike Ride 2014 Day #2.
51 2014/09/28 Saint Louis MO (downtown) to Saint Albans MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.96 6:01:05 16.78 Century Ride #11 of 51 total. Pedal The Cause 2014. 
52 2014/10/18 Webster Groves MO to Meramec Caverns Stanton MO Klien Q Carbon Team 103.36 6:38:00 15.58 Century Ride #12 of 52 total. Chasing cakes with Mark Weaver and Bob Nathe. To St Charles, Busch Wildlife, Daniel Boone home, Augusta, Washington, Union, St Clair and Meramec Caverns.
53 2014/11/02 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.57 7:00:23 14.35     Century Ride #13 of 53 total. Collecting final cake, #253 at Columbia Bottoms. Lunch in Alton at Subway. Cool, overcast and windy. A little rain as we came into Alton. With Mark Weaver.
54 2015/06/03 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 102.24 6:44:14 15.18 Century Ride #1 of 54 total. Early start, explored new routes off of Highway H. Lunch at 9:35am at Subway. Stuck in ballgame traffic in downtown midday. Solo.
55 2015/06/06 Webster Groves to Worden IL Klien Q Carbon Team 106.08 7:05:44 14.95 Century Ride #2 of 55 total. Encountered guy who hit a raccon and hurt his shoulder on Nature Trail. Lunch at Yellow Dog Grille in Worden. Bob & Mark touched wheels and Bob fell. With Mark Weaver and Bob Nathe.
56 2015/07/05 Webster Groves MO to Marine IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.09 6:28:32 15.46 Century Ride #3 of 56 total. Limited route choices due to the flooding. Used the newly redone Madison County Trail to Marine, then north to catch the Nickel Plate Trail back to Edwardsville. Lunch at DQ. Mark had a rear flat. Saw 2 wild turkeys. With Mark Weaver.
57 2015/07/11 Webster Groves MO to Maeystown IL Klien Q Carbon Team 104.45 6:29:25 16.09 Century Ride #4 of 57 total. Overcast and mild at the start, sunny and hot at the end. Ran into Rick Akin outside of Columbia. Bratwurst in Maeystown. Lots of big groups out riding. Lots of flooding. Pics of flooding and Gateway Arch. Mark had some cramping towards the end. With Mark Weaver.
58 2015/07/18 Webster Groves MO to Hamel IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.55 6:30:21 15.46 Century Ride #5 of 58 total. Warm, humid and windy. Breakfast at Weezy's in Hamel. Good service but mediocore food. With Mark Weaver. Century: 6:28:00.
59 2015/08/15 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.56 6:06:57 16.44 Century Ride #6 of 59 total. Warm, humid and windy. Lunch at Subway in Alton IL. Ran into Gary Lorenz & friends south of COR Bridge. Suffered a bit the last 15 miles. With Mark Weaver. Century: 6:28:00.
60 2015/08/22 Webster Groves MO to St Charles MO to St Louis MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.36 6:38:35 15.11 Century Ride #7 of 60 total. Were headed to St Paul MO but had to seek shelter in St Charles Fox Hill Park because of rain, thunder & lightning.  After 2 hour cold & wet rain delay headed back to STL and got drenched. Lunch in Kirkwood. Dried out and headed downtown by way of Grant's Trail and JB Park, then to Forest Park, then home. 2 miles from home got drenched again. With Mark Weaver.
61 2015/09/12 Godfrey IL Klien Q Carbon Team 109.03 6:34:37 16.58 Century Ride #8 of 61 total. MS Bike Ride 2015 Day #1. 100 mile time: 5:55:25.
62 2015/09/13 Godfrey IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.56 6:09:28 16.49 Century Ride #9 of 62 total. MS Bike Ride 2015 Day #2. 100 mile time: 6:03:17.
63 2015/09/22 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 102.22 6:17:39 16.24 Century Ride #10 of 63 total. Through Creve Coeur Park, Saint Charles, West Alton, Alton, Granite City, Saint Louis city, home on Grant's Trail. Lunch at Subway in Alton. Beautiful day. 
64 2015/09/27 Chesterfield MO to Eureka MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.41 6:14:04 16.11 Century Ride #11 of 64 total. Pedal The Cause 2015. Century time: 6:12:29. First year at Chesterfield location. Mild temps and overcast. At 78.96 miles I hit 20K miles on my bike. First 30 miles at 18.8, first 50 at 17.2, first 75 at 16.5.
65 2015/10/18 Webster Groves MO to Festus MO via Illinois Klien Q Carbon Team 104.17 6:51:19 15.20 Century Ride #12 of 65 total. Had to adjust route several times to avoid the Rock-N-Roll Marathon in Saint Louis City. Cold at the start. Windy the whole time we were headed south. We were the only passengers on the ferry across the Mississippi. Lots of rolling hills between Ste. Gen and Festus. Dinner at Main and Mill (open about a week) in Festus with Mary and Karen. Century time: 6:33:11.
66 2015/11/14 Webster Groves MO to St Elmo IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.65 6:05:50 16.51 Century Ride #13 of 66 total. One way, late season century ride. Upper 30's at the start. Mary & Katie picked me up enroute to Terry Haute IN for Nike Regionals XC Meet. Saw 3 wild turkeys and 3 deer.
67 2015/12/12 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.23 6:58:53 14.50     Century Ride #14 of 67 total. Very foggy at start, temp in the high 50's. Humidity 90%. Pics of bridges and barges in the fog. MadCo Trails to SIU-E, thru Wanda, Wood River to Alton. Pic of Stag billboard. Mark rear flat in Alton. Lunch at Subway. Headwind on the return. Very dirty from the wet roads but no rain. Last ride before hernia surgery. PR for Y-T-D miles. With Mark Weaver.
68 2016/04/17 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.90 6:45:45 14.92 Century Ride #01 of 68 total. Left about sunrise, thru Creve Coeur Park then St Charles. Ran into Trailnet ride starting and crit race near Old Town so rerouted around that. Trailnet Ride rider followed me a bit before turning around to find the real course. Lunch at Subway in Alton about 10am. Took pics about every 10 miles or so. Earlist century ride to date. Beautiful day.
69 2016/05/01 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.22 6:28:16 15.64 6:22:17 Century Ride #02 of 69 total. Left a little after 7am, thru Creve Coeur Park then St Charles. Highway 94 & H. Back way to West Alton. Video of Mark on Clark Bridge. Lunch at Subway in Alton. Mark lot front wheel traction on a wet painted strip and almost crashed - great recovery! Mark had flat near Lewis & Clark Museum, glass in rear tire.Saw Joel on Grant's Trail. 100 miles in 6:22:17. Mild temps and a little wind.
70 2016/05/29 Webster Groves MO to Breese IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.84 6:15:59 16.25 Century Ride #03 of 70 total. Out and back ride to have lunch at Wally's. Left about 6:35am, nice day, warmed up a bit in the afternoon. No flats. Light traffic on way over, heavier traffic on return. Got there about 9:40 but they didn't open til 10:30. Rode over to Excel for pics. White Ranger with air horn honked at us. Beer on patio afterwards. With Mark Weaver.
71 2016/06/05 Webster Groves MO to Worden, IL Klien Q Carbon Team 103.54 6:42:44 15.43 Century Ride #04 of 71 total. Left about 7am and headed down the riverfront to try out the new trail, well done. Crossed the river using McKinley Bridge, then on to Edwardsville via MadCo trails. Saw a deer. Lunch at Yellow Dog in Worden. Then by Hatton home, over to Holiday Shores, then down to SIU-E. Riverfront Trail crazy busy. Almost nailed by a red light running car at Jefferson Ave. 4-Hands Tropical IPA on the patio afterwards.
72 2016/06/17 Webster Groves MO to Dutzow MO TREK 7500FX 102.29 7:41:14 13.31 Century Ride #05 of 72 total. Home to the Dutzow Deli for breakfast. Left home at 4am, arrived in Dutzow just before 8am. Rode across the new I-64 Bridge bike lane. Had a nice omlet, hashbrowns, toast and 3 glasses of ice tea!
73 2016/07/09 Webster Groves to Ava IL Klien Q Carbon Team 105.51 6:04:46 17.36 5:45:20 Century Ride #06 of 73 total. Left before 6am, did Grant's Trail, over to Telegraph and the shoulder of I-255 across the JB Bridge. Stopped in Old Valmeyer for bathroom. Got ice and tea at Prairie Du Rocher. Hit big chunky gravel on Marigold Rd. Lunch at AJ's Bite to Eat in Evansville IL. Ended at Scratch Brewing Co where we sampled 9 beers. Mary & Kelly arrived 10 minutes after we did.
74 2016/07/20 Wilshire Terrace, Webster Groves MO TREK 7500FX 100.89 7:13:37 13.96 Century Ride #07 of 74 total. Wilshire Terrace Century ride. About 306 loops of the flat and mostly shaded 1/3 mile loop of Wilshire Terrace. Kelly, Katie and Kerry each rode with me for a bit. Started at 4:45am and ended about 1:40pm after a thunderstorm delay. 
75 2016/07/24 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.28 6:25:07 15.62 Century Ride #08 of 75 total. Left about 6:20am, thru Creve Coeur Park then St Charles. Highway 94 & H. Back way to West Alton. Lunch at Subway in Alton. Video of Mark on Chain of Rocks Bridge. Crazy hot towards finish: 100 degrees and heat index of 117. With Mark Weaver.
76 2016/08/06 Webster Groves MO to Grafton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 102.41 6:37:40 15.45 Century Ride #09 of 76 total. Creve Coeur Park, almost hit a dog, Saint Charles, Grafton Ferry, then to Alton for lunch at Subway. New chain caused shifting issues on my middle ring. Saw two deer on Grant's Trail. Rear tire worn down to threads. 100 miles in 6:26:31
77 2016/08/22 Webster Groves MO to Marine IL Klien Q Carbon Team 102.37 6:55:38 14.78 Century Ride #10 of 77 total. 5:52am start. Cool, about 60. Downtown, McKinley Bridge. To Edwardsville via Poag Rd and Wanda. Coffee and carrot cake for breakfast at Sacred Grounds. Heritage Trail to Marine IL. Had to wait for oversized truck to get around main intersection. To Troy,  then Collinsville. Collinsville Ave to East Saint Louis. Lots of pics along the way. Found wrench. 100 miles in 6:44:13.
78 2016/08/28 Webster Groves MO to Belleville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.90 6:34:52 15.33 Century Ride #11 of 78 total. 6:35am start. Lots of traffic on Choteau because I44 closed. Nature Trail to Edwardsville. Saw 3 deer and 1 snake. Goshen Trail to southern trailhead. Stop in Troy to refuel. Used Troy O'Fallon & Scott Troy Rds south. Rode Metro BikeLink Trail. Talked with a couple at the trail end. Lunch at Taco Bell, very slow service. Rode about 3 miles of the Metro East Levee Trail. Lots of chunky gravel. My rear tire skewered by nail in the The Grove neighborhood. Craft beer, cheese and crackers on patio post ride.
79 2016/09/10 Godfrey IL to Old Ripley IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.19 6:00:34 16.67 Century Ride #12 of 79 total. MS Bike Ride Day 1. A little wet at the start. Rode with Vic O and Rob Z for a bit. We managed to avoid the rain. Rode thru Staunton, Old Ripley and Edwardsville.
80 2016/09/11 Godfrey IL to Carlinville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.44 5:51:29 17.15 Century Ride #13 of 80 total. MS Bike Ride Day 2. Ran into Bill S and teammate early on the ride. Rob Z rode with us for a while. Rode thru Carlinville and Staunton.
81 2016/09/25 Webster Groves to Old Valmeyer IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.47 6:22:50 15.90 Century Ride #14 of 81 total. 6:45am start. Eads Bridge to IL. Stopped by long train in Dupo. Used Centerville Rd, Gilmore Lake Rd, Country Club Ln, Rogers St. 156 to Old Valmeyer, then A Rd and Levee Rd. Beer on patio afterwards.
82 2016/09/30 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.29 7:05:55 14.13 Century Ride #15 of 82 total. 5:55am start. Windy with occasional light rain. Cool temps. Rode to East Alton to try spur trail. Watershed trail into Edwardsville. Refueled at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville, then later at Gus' Pretzels. Solo. PR for centuries in a year (15) and miles in September.
83 2016/10/07 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 110.64 7:31:49 14.69 Century Ride #16 of 83 total. Combine a great weather day (mild temps) with one wrong turn and one missed turn and you end up with the years longest ride for me. Rather windy. Saw 5 deer in JB Park. Nearly hit by a truck at Broadway & I55. Refueled at 222 Artisan Bakery in Edwardsville.
84 2016/10/15 Springfield IL to Webster Groves MO Klien Q Carbon Team 120.13 9:21:52 12.83 Century Ride #17 of 84 total. After watching Katie run at Bradly. Breakfast with Mary at Caribou Coffee. Cloudy, cool and spitting at the start so I wore my arm warmers. Rode from hotel past capitol building, then onto the Interurban Trail for 8 miles. Used Google Maps to direct me from Springfield to Mt Olive, about 60 miles. Roads were generally good, low traffic but no towns along the route. Also hit a mile or two of chunky gravel which was no fun. Stiff headwind, knees ached and legs felt like they were about to cramp. Down to 8-9 mph at times. Hit 100 miles in west lot of Schoolhouse Trail. Last 20 miles in the dark. Saw 5 deer, 3 wild turkeys and 2 snakes.
85 2016/10/28 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.10 6:40:25 15.00 Century Ride #18 of 85 total. Started about 9am, temp about 54. Took pics about ever 10 miles or so. CW loop thru Creve Coeur, St Charles, Alton, COR Bridge. Lunch in Alton at Subway. Some headwind on return.
86 2016/11/13 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.89 6:34:34 15.34 Century Ride #19 of 86 total. 8:30am start, temp in the mid 40's. Lunch at Subway in Alton. Lots of glass on the McKinley Bridge. Saw 2 young deer in JB Park. Mark needed to be home by 5 and I got home at 4:50pm, just getting dark. Discussed the recent crazy election at great length. 
87 2016/11/29 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.42 7:00:19 14.33     Century Ride #20 of 87 total. 9am start temps in the mid 40's, overcast and some wind. Saw 5 wild turkeys on the Schoolhouse Trail. Refuel at Sacred Grounds. Home just after dark. Set Nov miles record and year mileage record.
88 2017/02/28 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.35 6:53:44 14.55 6:52:12 Century Ride #01 of 88 total. Fat Tuesday special. Up at 5am, on the road before 6. Roads wet from previous rain. Strond wind from SW. Lunch about 9:45am at Subway in Alton. Suffered a bit on the return journey into the wind. 100 miles in 6:52:12. First ever Century Ride before April. Home before 2pm. Solo.
89 2017/03/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.81 6:53:12 14.64 6:48:22 Century Ride #02 of 89 total. Century time: 6:48:22. Saw 15-20 wild Turkeys on Schoolhouse Trail. Lots of people on the Heritage Trail. Tons of broken glass on this ride. Lots of wind. Temp in the low 40's at the start. Refuel at Sacred Grounds and Gus's Pretzel. With Mark Weaver.
90 2017/04/08 Webster Groves MO to Old Valmeyer IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.62 6:41:14 15.20 6:34:13 Century Ride #03 of 90 total. Grant's Trail, JB, Broadway. Ran into Fast Eddie's group. Eads Bridge, ad lib from Cahokia to Columbia. Turned around at Old Valmeyer. Stopped and talked with couple on Bluff Rd near an eagles nest with a dad, mom and baby. Stopped by the waterfall on Bluff Rd. Refueled at Bully's BBQ in Columbia. Windy. With Mark Weaver.
91 2017/04/23 Webster Groves MO to Godfrey IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.45 7:04:27 14.20 Century Ride #04 of 91 total. Started just after 9am, a bit windy from the N, NE. Up to Alton, then on to Godfrey to get more miles. Discovered new route on St. Thomas Rd & Thorngate Rd. Thru Hartford on Delmar Ave. Up the River Road to LaVista Park, then back to Alton via Rt 3/Alby for lunch at Subway. Took 16 pics/Snapchats along the way. Solo.
92 2017/05/13 Webster Groves MO to Highland IL Klien Q Carbon Team 108.63 6:48:35 15.95 Century Ride #05 of 92 total. To Blue Spring Café in Highland for Foot High Pie. 100 miles in 6:12:50. Temps from 55 to 80. Mark lost a water bottle prior to Schoolhouse Trail. I ran over a black snake on the School House Trail. 2 people complemented my Bells Brewing jersey. With Mark Weaver.
93 2017/05/21 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 104.93 7:25:24 14.14 Century Ride #06 of 93 total. Cool temps. Riverfront Trail closed at one point. Mud at Riverview Park, had to back track. Saw wild turkeys. Forgot to restart Garmin at one point and lost about 5 miles. Coffee and carrot cake at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville. Solo.
94 2017/05/25 Webster Groves MO to Festus MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.40 7:01:50 14.28 Century Ride #07 of 94 total. Cool temps. Sappington, then Hwy 21 south to Hillsboro. 5 dead armadillos, a couple dead deer. Rear flat on a metal shard. Lots of variation on the elevation gain - used uncorrected # from Garmin.
95 2017/06/03 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.22 6:38:12 15.25 Century Ride #08 of 95 total. Mild at he start but warmed up a bit. Ran into KT82 participants in Creve Coeur Park. Refueled at the Mobile station on 94. Rode Katy Trail to eastern end. Lunch at Subway. Diverted thru the Gateway Arch grounds to avoid Brewers Heritage Festival.
96 2017/06/06 Webster Groves MO to Dutzow MO TREK 7500FX 100.29 7:37:08 13.16 Century Ride #09 of 96 total. Left a little after 5am, temp in mid 60's. saw a couple deer on Conway Rd in West County. Breakfast a little after 9am at Dutzow Deli. Encountered 2 road graters on trail going and coming. Home about 2:15pm. Solo.
97 2017/06/10 Webster Groves MO to Old Valmeyer IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.44 6:32:10 15.37 Century Ride #10 of 97 total. Left about 6:45, temp in the mid 60's. Explored the Illinois Ozarks and wheat fields. Never seen wheat in Southern Illinois before. With Mark Waver.
98 2017/06/17 Webster Groves MO to Worden IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.09 6:23:53 15.64 Century Ride #11 of 98 total. Left about 7:30am, delayed by rain. Lunch at Yellow Dog Saloon in Worden. Mark had two flat front tires. With Mark Weaver. 
99 2017/06/20 Webster Groves MO TREK 7500FX 101.64 7:26:34 13.66 Century Ride #12 of 99 total. Started about 4:40am, ended about 2:30pm.
100 2017/07/02 Webster Groves MO to Sparta IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.74 6:31:52 15.58 Century Ride #13 of 100 total. Started about 7:30am. Looped over to the start of Grant's Trail, the JB Park, downtown, across McKinley Bridge. On Schoolhouse Trail saw Brad & Bella Racette. Found Samsung smartphone near Fayatteville. Saw 3 deer along Bee Hollow Rd. Tires were sticking to the road for a few miles, felt like the brakes were being applied. Mary met me at White Rooster Brewery, she arrived about 5 minutes before I did. Invited Mark W, Dave F and Rob Z but none could join me. Solo.
101 2017/07/15 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.05 6:41:24 14.96 Century Ride #14 of 101 total. Started about 6am. Looped to Troy IL to find the McAtee Farm off East Kirsch Rd. Saw house with lots of railroad crossing signs on Baur Rd. Saw several families picking up trash along the Goshen Trail. Carrot cake and coffee at Sacred Grounds. Saw 4 deer on Nickel Plate trail. Lewis & Clark statue pics near Arch. Lots of glass on the McKinley Bridge. Home about 2:15pm. First ride with Garmin 820. Solo.
102 2017/07/28 Webster Groves MO to Columbia MO Klien Q Carbon Team 134.61 8:38:07 15.59 Century Ride #15 of 102 total. Started about 5am. Light sprinkles as we left. Mild temps, wind from N, NE. Stopped at Frumpy Joe's in Jonesburg for lunch (mm 70). Hit 29.3 avg for mile going down big hill into Mineola (mm 87). Stopped to refuel at Crane's Country Store in Williamsburg (mm 95). Refueled in Kingdom City (mm 110). Called an audible near Route Z (mm 125) and decided to take a more northly path to Logboat Brewing for a celebratory beer before finishing at the Tiger Hotel on 8th St. My 3rd longest ride ever. With Mark Weaver. Mary & Karen met us about 7pm at hotel.
103 2017/08/02 Webster Groves MO to Grafton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.42 6:37:21 15.16 Century Ride #16 of 103 total. Started about 5am. The whole route was ad lib as I tried to limit the mileage to about 100. Ladue Road closed so rerouted a bit. I was the only paying customer on the Golden Eagle Ferry. Calhoun County is really pretty. Used the Brussels Free Ferry to get across the Mississippi.
104 2017/08/17 Webster Groves MO to Jefferson City MO TREK 7500FX 121.85 10:17:45 11.83 Century Ride #17 of 104 total. Started about 5am, rain had stopped but roads were wet. Rode to Dutzow for breakfast. Stopped for pie in Rhineland. Ended at Prison Brews where I met Rick Peterson for dinner. Headwind most of the way and the trail was soft from all the recent rain. Saw a badger, deer and turtle. Lots of small branches and black walnuts down on the trail. One fallen tree across the trail. Solo.
105 2017/08/22 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.30 6:38:17 15.11 Century Ride #18 of 105 total. Rain in the am so late start about 12:30pm. Drizzle at the start. Saw 10 wild turkeys and 6 deer, 1 muskrat. Forgot to restart Garmin so retraced 1.4 miles. Refueled at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville. Home just before 9pm. Solo.
106 2017/08/31 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.63 6:46:38 14.85 Century Ride #19 of 106 total. Started before 6, temps nice most of the day. Lunch at Subway in Alton. Home about 2:20pm.
107 2017/09/09 Godfrey IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.23 5:38:15 17.78 Century Ride #20 of 107 total. MS Bike Ride Day 1. Group photo with new team jerseys (Bad Case of the Shifts) before start. Nice and cool at the start. Lunch (Lion's Choice) at 73 mile mark, 18+ average at that point.
108 2017/09/10 Godfrey IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.14 5:51:59 17.07 Century Ride #21 of 108 total. MS Bike Ride Day 2. Another cool start and great weather day. Rode with Rob & Joan Zilch for a while. Mark flatted about .3 from end. I discovered my rear rim was cracked at one of the final rest stops.
109 2017/09/20 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.06 6:51:08 14.75 6:46:32 Century Ride #22 of 109 total. Started just before 6am. Saw lots of deer in JB Park. Lots of wild turkeys on The Riverfront Trail. Refueled at Sacred Grounds Coffee. Last couple hours were rather warm. Home about 2:20pm.
110 2017/09/30 Webster Groves MO to Grafton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 103.25 6:34:54 15.69 Century Ride #23 of 110 total. Started about 7am. Followed 8/2/17 route mostly. Used the Golden Eagle & Brussells Ferries. Followed Trailnet ride route thru Calhoun County - really pretty. Lunch at Subway in Alton. Craft beer on the patio afterwards. With Mark Weaver.
111 2017/10/05 Webster Groves MO to New Douglas IL Klien Q Carbon Team 110.70 7:21:22 15.05 Century Ride #24 of 111 total. Started just before 7am. Roads wet from recent rain. Saw 4 deer, about a dozen wild turkeys and one snake. Drizzle a couple times. About mile 106 saw a car with about 6 bullet holes in the driver's door - yikes. Solo.
112 2017/10/12 Webster Groves MO to Chatham Klien Q Carbon Team 108.37 7:34:33 14.30 Century Ride #25 of 112 total. Started about 7:20am, met Bob Nathe at Starbucks in Old Orchard. Cool, overcast and some drizzle. Never warmed up as predicted.
113 2017/10/20 Webster Groves MO to Lake Saint Louis MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.40 6:54:11 14.54 Century Ride #26 of 113 total. Started about 6am. Temp int mid 50's. Legs felt tired from the get go. Pretty sunrise. Used Technology Drive a lot. Lunch at Chik-Fil-A. Home about 2:30pm. PR for most miles in a year. Solo.
114 2017/11/25 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.16 6:48:30 14.71 Century Ride #27 of 114 total. 7:30am start, temp in mid 40's with some NNW wind. Rode to Hartford, past the refineries and into Edwardsville on the Watershed Trail. Refuel at Sacred Grounds. Last 15 miles tough. Some left knee pain towards the end.  Home about 4:20pm. With Mark Weaver.
115 2017/12/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.18 6:57:21 14.55     Century Ride #28 of 115 total. 8:50am start, temp about 46 and some west wind. Refueled at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville. Home about 5pm. Used headlight last 3 miles. Solo.
116 2018/01/10 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 107.48 8:12:14 13.10 Century Ride #01 of 116 total. 8:30am start, temp about 48, overcast, windy, damp, roads wet. Tailwind was nice on the way to Edwardsville. Looped Prost Park in Maryville and hit black ice and went down hard. Banged up my right elbow, hip and knee. Refueled at Sacred Grounds. Head wind on the way home. COR Bridge closed, had to back track. Used headlight for last hour. Home about 6:15pm.
117 02/27/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 103.78 7:32:15 13.77 Century Ride #02 of 117 total (13 consecutive months). 6:04am start, dark, temp in low 40's. Counted 42 deer in JB Park and another 7 on the western end of the Schoolhouse Trail. Ad lib route thru Troy and Marine IL. Tried part of the gravel Nickel Plate Trail but it was too soft and some bridges out. Refueled at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville. Got hungry again and stopped at Taco Bell on Manchester west of Kingshighway. Solo.
118 03/28/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.22 7:06:12 14.11 Century Ride #03 of 118 total (14 consecutive months). 6:09am start, damp and foggy, temp about 43. Counted 46 deer in JB Park and another 5 on the western end of the Schoolhouse Trail. Refueled at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville. Rained on for a few miles near the end. Looped Forest Park. Legs ached a lot once I finished. Solo.
119 04/12/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 105.82 7:39:16 13.82 Century Ride #04 of 119 total (15 consecutive months). 5:26am start, damp and foggy, temp about 59. Counted 70 deer in JB Park and couple in IL. Did some ad lib routing to add miles. Forgot to restart Garmin for 5.3 miles so decidied to ride an extra 5.3+ miles.  Refueled at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville. Home about 2:45pm. Solo.
120 05/10/18 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.66 7:04:16 14.24 Century Ride #05 of 120 total (16 consecutive months). 5:45am start, temp about 63. Used Route 111 to travel north but shoulder was gravel a lot of the time, lots of trucks. Lunch at Subway. A lady coming out of Subway told me I "looked good for someone my age". Met Bruno from Alton on the Confluence Trail. He's fellow MS Rider and told me all about the migration of the red eared slider turtles - they cross the trail this time of year near the Lewis & Clark tower. Looped Forest Park to add mileage. 
121 06/19/18 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.05 7:18:26 13.83 Century Ride #06 of 121 total (17 consecutive months). Started at 5:17am but it was already warm, 79. Lots of stops to buy more fluids. Lunch at Subway in Alton about 9am. Saw Momma deer with 2 little ones cross Grant’s Trail near the Orlando end. Solo.
122 07/13/18 Webster Groves MO to Grafton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 103.11 7:23:54 13.94 Century Ride #07 of 122 total (18 consecutive months). Started about 4:45am, temp about 73. At the end the heat index was 104. Golden Eagle Ferry entrance moved because of high water levels. Lunch at Subway in Alton. Lost my good flahlight/headlight somewhere. Struggled in the heat the last 10 miles. Solo.
123 07/23/18 Webster Groves MO to Worden IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.02 7:13:28 13.98 Century Ride #08 of 123 total. Early start, about 5am, temp about 70. New route to Worden, then breakfast at Yellow Dog Café about 9:30am. Omelette was tasty. Used Madison County Trails on return. Rode on bad bottom bracket, to be replaced on Thursday. 
124 08/01/18 Webster Groves MO to St Albans MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.59 7:01:52 14.31 Century Ride #09 of 124 total (19 consecutive months). Started about 4:45am, temp about 61. Conway closed, had to detour thru a neighborhood. Saw the sunrise in Chesterfield Valley and saw a deer there. 
125 08/11/18 Webster Groves MO to North Saint Louis City MO Klien Q Carbon Team 100.38 7:01:34 14.29 Century Ride #10 of 125 total. Early start, about 5:40am, temp about 73 and humid. Nice tour of north Saint Louis City including a lap around the Penrose Park Velodrome. Stopped for food at Gus’s Pretzels. Got about 50 miles in with the group. Did another 50 miles solo: Grant's Trail, 2.5 loops of Forest Park, downtown, Broadway, home via River Des Peres Trail. Legs tired from 9 mile hike previous day. 4 hours of sleep.
126 09/09/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.20 6:55:25 14.47 Century Ride #11 of 126 total (20 consecutive months).  Delayed start because of rain, got rolling about 8:10am. Cool, humid and windy. With Mark Weaver.
127 09/22/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.68 6:53:32 14.61 Century Ride #12 of 127 total. Late start, just after 9am, because of pending rain. Nice cool day, cloudy and overcast for much of the day. 61 at start. Saw a couple deer and one black snake. Refueled at Sacred Grounds Coffee. Saw Katie's old roommate Megan running on Manchester in the Grove. Solo.
128 10/23/18 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.06 7:04:10 14.30 Century Ride #13 of 128 total (21 consecutive months). Temp about 45 at start. CW loop to Alton for an early lunch about 9:15am. Left about 5:15am and ended about 1:30pm. Tried some new roads (Washeon, Church, Island, Powers, Mertz), some better than others. Solo.
129 11/03/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 102.03 7:03:42 14.45 Century Ride #14 of 129 total (22 consecutive months). Temp about 41 at start. Suppose to become sunny and low wind. Instead it remained cloudy, rather windy and a bit of light rain. Saw 6 deer in JB Park, 1 fox in Madison County and a couple cats. Refueld at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville. Met Wayne Schmidt from Webster and his friend from Glendale coming off of the Schoolhouse Trail. Rode back to Webster with them.
130 12/01/18 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 103.18 7:24:06 13.94     Century Ride #15 of 130 total (23 consecutive months). Temp about 55 at start, roads/trails wet in places. Saw a couple cats on Grant's trail, a buck deer near the Casino, 3 dead racoons. Stopped at John's Donuts in Soulard for breakfast. Got coffee at Sacred Grounds. Got rained on miles 97-99. 14+ average first 90 miles. Legs toast at the end. 
131 04/22/19 Webster Groves MO to Worden IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.40 7:38:55 13.13 Century Ride #01 of 131 total. Early start about 5:30am. Temp in low 60's, some fog. Loop to Worden IL for breakfast at Yellow Dog. Got chased by a pair of mean dogs. Left side popped out of cleat and pedal gashed my lower leg. Man that hurt. Finished about 2:30pm. Ran into Mark Weaver at the finish. Tailwind on the way there, Headwind on the way back.
132 05/19/19 Webster Groves MO to Troy IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.18 7:11:08 13.94 Century Ride #02 of 132 total. Temp about 70 warming to 89, windy. Out Broadway to Riverview to avoid flodding on the Riverfront trail. BBQ lunch in Troy IL. Windy on the return. Groundhog ran across trail in front of us near Laclede Power building. With Mark Weaver.
133 05/28/19 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.88 7:33:09 13.36 Century Ride #03 of 133 total. Temp about 74 warming to NN, some wind. Saw a snake on the Schoolhouse Trail. Checked out the new Troy/O'Fallon IL trail. Refueled at Sacred Grounds in Edwardsville.
134 06/02/19 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 102.06 7:23:16 13.81 Century Ride #04 of 134 total. Temp about 66. 7am start, Grant's Trail, JB Park, got our feet wet in a low spot on the trail behind the casino. River City Blvd closed at Broadway. Saw a car that knocked over a fire hydrant on Broadway, water everywhere. Refueld at the Wooden Nickel in Glen Carbon IL. Got feet wet again twice in Christy Greenway: first puddle passable, second was not. With Mark Weaver. New England beers onthe patio afterwards.
135 06/19/19 Webster Groves MO to Springfield IL Klien Q Carbon Team 120.21 7:52:14 15.27 Century Ride #05 of 135 total. Temp about 73. 5:03am start. Day 1 of our STL to CHI ride: Webster Groves MO to Springfield IL. I hit 75,000 miles ridden lifetime near the Stan Span. Quercus Grove Trail was closed north of Edwardsville. Late breakfast in Mt Olive IL, Mother Jones Memorial. Rode the Green Diamond Rail Trail but it was in bad shape. Rode the Interurban Trail into Springfield. Somehow made it here without getting rained on, lucky to miss the storms ahead & behind us. We had a nice tailwind for much of the ride. With Mark Weaver.
136 06/20/19 Springfield IL to Pontiac IL Klien Q Carbon Team 104.80 7:23:43 14.17 Century Ride #06 of 136 total. Temp about 61. 7:04am start. Day 2 of our STL to CHI ride: Springfield IL to Pontiac IL. Visited neat old gas station in Williamsville IL. Rode lots of Old Route 66 Highway. Visited the Railsplitter Covered Wagon in Lincoln IL. The largest covered wagon in the world. Visited Paul Bunyan and happy face water tower in Atlanta IL. Chuckled at Burma-Shave signs on old Route 66 near Towanda IL Road the Constitution Trail through Bloomington/Normal area. With Mark Weaver.
137 06/21/19 Pontiac IL to Chicago IL Klien Q Carbon Team 116.98 8:32:10 13.70 Century Ride #07 of 137 total. Temp about 66. 7am start. Day 3 of our STL to CHI ride: Pontiac IL to Chicago IL Well we made from STL to CHI in 3 days. Rode portions of the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail. Got stuck by a train. Trail was closed and caused us to ride an extra 8 miles. Rode thru Riverside, many pretty homes here. Rode portion of the Bloomingdale Trail. What a journey. Rain, trains, detours and missed turns didn’t stop us. Long day in the saddle today. Celebratory beers at Goose Island to commemorate the occasion. Thanks Karen & Mary for meeting us in CHI and making this trip possible. With Mark Weaver.
138 07/13/19 Webster Groves MO to Worden IL Klien Q Carbon Team 104.29 7:16:26 14.34 Century Ride #08 of 138 total. Temp about 71. 6:36am start. Loop to Yellow Dog Cafe and Bar for lunch. Chunky gravel on Quercus Grove trail. Rode by Holidays Shores on way back. Ran into a group headed to Saint Louis on the way home. Escorted them safely across the river and to a mid-town location where they ended a 600 mile journey. Enthusiastic group! With Mark Weaver.
139 07/27/19 Webster Groves MO to Holiday Shores IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.59 6:56:51 14.48 Century Ride #09 of 139 total. Temp about 73. 6:39am start. Up the Riverfront trail, passable but dirt/silt in some areas. Used Chain of Rocks Bridge. Lunch at Gilliganz Bar & Grill, had to wait for the kitchen to open about 11am. Looped the lake at Holiday Shores. Home through Forest Park. With Mark Weaver.
140 08/02/19 Webster Groves MO to Rolla MO Klien Q Carbon Team 106.25 7:27:49 14.24 Century Ride #10 of 140 total. Temp about 68. 8:06am start. Rode out Big Bend, Kiefer Creek, Old State Road, up the big hill on Alt Road, then tru Eureks. Mostly followed Old US Route 66 the remainder of the way. Ended at Public House Brewing in Rolla. Hit speed of > 30 mph on 15 different mile. Top spped was about 37 on mile 18. Mary & Katie picked me enroute to Table Rock Lake. Solo.
141 08/15/19 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.27 7:13:53 13.87 Century Ride #11 of 141 total. Temp about 67. 5:35am start. Thru East Saint Louis, then Belleville trails. Up to O'Fallon, loop around O'Fallon Family Sports Park, then O'Fallon/Troy Trail (not offically open yet). Had to exit trail and use nearby roads occasionaly. Lunch at Chicken Salad Chick.
142 08/31/19 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.27 7:08:18 14.05 Century Ride #12 of 142 total. Temp about 66. 6:09am start.  Thru St Charles and West Alton. Stopped by a train on Ell Road. Lunch at Subway in Alton. People painting the graffiti wall south of the Arch. With Mark Weaver.
143 09/07/19 Godfrey IL to Jerseyville IL to Prairietown IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.19 6:17:55 15.91 Century Ride #13 of 143 total. MS Bike Ride Day 1. Godfrey IL to Jerseyville IL then to Prairietown IL, then back to Godfrey. Big hil from the Great River Road up pthe bluff near Grafton. Chain issue for first 42 miles, thrid mechanic figured it out. With Mark Weaver.
144 09/13/19 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 101.09 7:17:21 13.87 Century Ride #14 of 144 total. Started just before 8am, temp about 75, some wind. Grant's Trail, loop thru JB Park, then tru Forest Park. Pedestrian Bridge across I70 at St. Louis Ave. Rode thru Granite City, stopped for donuts and coffee. Saw a couple deer on Madison County Trails.
145 10/10/19 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.63 7:01:54 14.31 Century Ride #15 of 145 total. Started about 5:25am, cool, temp about 63. Rode the new Troy O’Fallon Trail, almost done. Saw 6 deer on Schoolhouse Trail. Breakfast at Starbucks in Edwardsville. Stopped to look at log cabin at SIU-E. Sprinkled on 3 or 4 times. Knees sore.
146 10/13/19 Webster Groves MO to Alton IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.41 7:05:54 14.15 Century Ride #16 of 146 total. Started about 9:50am, cool, temp about 46. Was slow to get going. Decided at the last minute to loop thru Creve Coeur and St Charles to Alton. West Alton not looking good from the last flood. Lunch at Subway in Alton who had half their dining room roped off. Rode past Arch, then Broadway south to River Des Peres Trail. Stuck by a train in Shrewsbury, three miles from home, waited about 15 minutes for it clear. Home before sundown. Solo.
147 11/10/19 Webster Groves MO to Edwardsville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.29 7:07:18 14.08 Century Ride #17 of 147 total. Started about 8:20am. Rode new way around East St Louis. Checked out Sand Rd as connector north to Wanda Rd. Stopped a bakery in Edwardsville to refuel. Saw the Quigley’s riding near the Casino. Ran into Dave Fiedler on Grant’s Trail. Then saw Frank Bufe go zooming by.
148 11/20/19 Webster Groves MO to Belleville IL Klien Q Carbon Team 100.24 7:22:33 13.59 Century Ride #18 of 148 total. Mid-morning start, temp about 56. Road thu East Saint Louis to Belleville and onto the trail system there. Found a donut shop in the old part of O'Fallon. Chatted with a guy about a nearby coffee shop. Rode the new Troy/O'Fallon Trail, then around the park in Maryville.
149 12/08/19 Forest Park, Saint Louis MO TREK 7500FX 101.06 7:33:55 13.36 Century Ride #19 of 149 total. Started about 8:30am (temp 38) and ended in the dark about 5:45pm. Thought about this for years, finally executed. 18 loops CCW from Visitors Center. One pic taken each loop. Last two loops in the dark. A bit windy at times. The elevation gain kinda sneaks up on you. Last couple trips up Skinker into the wind were tough. In memory of my Mom, she passed one year ago today.
MONTH Breakdown Miles Cnt % Miles % Count
January Mileage 107.48 1 0.7% 0.7%
February Mileage 204.13 2 1.3% 1.3%
March Mileage 201.03 2 1.3% 1.3%
April Mileage 509.19 5 3.3% 3.4%
May Mileage 1224.11 12 7.9% 8.1%
June Mileage 2461.11 23 15.8% 15.4%
July Mileage 2411.25 22 15.5% 14.8%
August Mileage 2286.30 22 14.7% 14.8%
September Mileage 3477.72 34 22.3% 22.8%
October Mileage 1477.72 14 9.5% 9.4%
November Mileage 805.25 8 5.2% 5.4%
December Mileage 406.65 4 2.6% 2.7%
TOTALs: 15571.94 149 100.0% 100.0%
YEAR Breakdown Miles Cnt % Miles % Count
1994 102.10 1 0.7% 0.7%
1995 101.82 1 0.7% 0.7%
2001 107.74 1 0.7% 0.7%
2002 104.02 1 0.7% 0.7%
2003 101.32 1 0.7% 0.7%
2004 116.16 1 0.7% 0.7%
2005 104.70 1 0.7% 0.7%
2006 115.04 1 0.7% 0.7%
2007 104.35 1 0.7% 0.7%
2008 201.78 2 1.3% 1.3%
2009 200.33 2 1.3% 1.3%
2010 734.05 6 4.7% 4.0%
2011 624.88 6 4.0% 4.0%
2012 785.88 7 5.0% 4.7%
2013 832.12 8 5.3% 5.4%
2014 1347.02 13 8.7% 8.7%
2015 1433.60 14 9.2% 9.4%
2016 2056.72 20 13.2% 13.4%
2017 2905.96 28 18.7% 18.8%
2018 1531.26 15 9.8% 10.1%
2019 1961.09 19 12.6% 12.8%
         
TOTALs: 15571.94 149 100.0% 100.0%
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