Eminence, Mo – day 32

Wokeup to a soft fog that quickly cleared. we had cereal for breakfast and rode 10 miles and stopped at the 21 Diner in Centerville for some eggs and bacon.

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Then we were off another fifteen miles through beautiful areas with rivers.

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Liam and I stopped at Ellington for a sandwich and chocolate milk. Then we took off on a 26 mile ride to Eminence through some real hilly roads with no shoulders and no place for to break for a cool break. But we ran into a Swiss couple heading east bound from Los Angeles, and going through several routes for most of the summer.

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Last night, our dear friend Jennifer asked me if we had bad days, and so I will relate at least a portion of our day that was bad. After 40 plus miles of pedaling through the hills in hot humid weather with bugs flying around your head when you stop, a log truck was behind me and started honking his horn and being very aggressive. I had no place to go so I continued 75 yards to a place where the pavement allowed me to stop. I stopped, and this huge log truck stopped too!
The truck driver jumped out and ranted and yelled profanity for at least 5 minutes. I took my camera in one hand and a can of mace in another and listened to this mad man.

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I came into town and discovered he had ran every bike rider off the road. Since I had pictures of him and his license tag, I called the sheriff office and filled a report.

We are here today and tomorrow . Here is the angry hostile truck driver and how he stopped, notice the shallow shoulder. I am glad he stopped for pictures. The deputy said it wouldn’t be hard to find him.

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