Tag Archives: rail trails


SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Planning – Part 1]

Well, I’ll have to start the roundabout way. This is the way all of it started: Mary had always wanted to see this spectacular natural event. I was somewhat more reluctant first, as it means quite a long road trip … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 16 [Homestead Trail/NE]

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It’s been a long, long time since I last wrote about our RailTrailsRoadTrip in October 2016, but I think it’s really high time to finish this (before we go on another one in August this year). RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 16 … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 14 [Chief Standing Bear Trail/NE]

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OK, let’s continue here: RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 14 [Chief Standing Bear Trail, Nebraska] OK, dann geht es jetzt hier weiter: Basically, the Chief Standing Bear Trail was quite similar to the previous one and again led me through a very … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 14 [Blue River Trail/KS]

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This morning I woke up quite early, even without having set an alarm: at 7 AM. Was it the fact that we wanted to do not one but two rail trails on that day? I don’t know. Anyway: I dressed … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]

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As mentioned in my previous post, now it only remained to cross the Mississippi again, just as little as about 1 mile on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, to then meet Mary on the other, the Illinois side, where … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [St. Louis Riverfront Trail (North)]

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As I have already said in my previous posts about this day, I then, after the McKinley Bridge Bikeway, took the St. Louis Riverfront Trail under my wheels – not the whole trail, though, which begins at the Gateway Arch … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [McKinley Bridge Bikeway]

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As said in my previous post about our RailTrailsRoadTrip we then drove to the beginning of the McKinley Bridge Bikeway, to cross the Mississippi by bicycle. RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 7 [McKinley Bridge Bikeway] Wie im vergangenen Bericht schon gesagt sind … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail]

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I’d call this the first “real” day of bicycling because we did 4 different trails in Illinois and Missouri, or at least parts of them [Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail, McKinley Bridge Bikeway, St. Louis Riverfront Trail und Old Chain … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 4 [Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail, Hot Springs/AR]

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After a good night’s sleep we woke up at around 7:30AM. As it was about one hour till breakfast, I brewed some coffee in our room. I wouldn’t have survived without, wouldn’t I?  😉 RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 4 [Hot Springs … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]

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Now it’s really time for me to start writing about our bicycling, since that was one of the aims of our trip. The “Old Frisco Trail” from Poteau to Wister in eastern Oklahoma was the first on our list. Its … Continue reading