Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Day 17: Gillespie IL to St. Louis MO (50 mi)

Crossed the Mississippi today!

The only problem with big cities like this is that I have to keep my wits about me, or at least much more so than rural communities where the chance of getting a bike stolen or mugged is near-zero. 

The other issue can be loneliness. Crazy, right? Here I am in a city of 300k, yet I feel small because everyone is going about their day at their own rhythm. That's why going to a Cardinals game was at the top of my agenda; I knew people there would be getting off work and having a good time. I approached a group sitting near me, entered into awkward conversation, and they offered me beer they snuck in.
To Mom: I didn't accept the alcohol
To anyone else: I accepted the alcohol

The guy on the left, Andrew, is getting married in 2 days.

Cardinals won!

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