Oasis of Beer

Day 21 – Chester, IL to Farmington, MO – 48 miles

Hello Missouri Goodbye Illinois!

Today was expected to be somewhat of a easy day mileage-wise with some hills, before our big day tomorrow with lots of climbing and mileage.  The thing that made today hard was pretty much no services from start to finish for almost 50 miles, so you had to load up on water and snacks to get you through the day.

Insert the mirage; at around mile 36 when our water bottles were running low and starting to get hungry we came upon Crown Valley Brewing Company.  They just opened the brewery in 2008, but have been in the wine and vodka business for some time now.  It was a great treat followed by even a better one when we found the hostel in Farmington is a really nice place full of amenities.

Sometimes when you a meet a great dog...

They choose to adopt you

Goes together like peas and carrots

My beer commercial

1927 Ford Model T

The new Trans Am Cyclery in Farmington, MO

AL's Hostel in Farmington, MO

What a great hostel

6 thoughts on “Oasis of Beer

  1. Your journey through photography is absolutely spectacular! If a media-type in the Austin area doesn’t take a look at producing a documentary for television, they’ve blown a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! What a great promotion for cycling! Lance Armstrong should be proud!

  2. I’m really impressed with the route. Have you met any international cyclists doing it? I hope so – what a beautiful way to see the true America. I agree with the other comments – your photos are fantastic. Hope you get to make a nice book out of your blog when you are finished!

    • I had talked with folks from the Netherlands and Germany before starting and I am following their blogs as they cross, but haven’t met any foreign cyclist on the road yet.

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