The following is an account of a damned fine weekend involving family, friends, and bikes down in the Mark Twain National Forest outside of Steelville, MO. Read on for some serious inspiration!
Words by Sam Botts. Photos by Petey Botts.
"Picked up Petey Friday night. Saturday morning, met Nate at the gas station, headed for Bass River Resort for a weekend of friends and bikes and friends on bikes. Had my dad's Westy (he's very generous, it has been on many bike adventures) packed with two mountain bikes, two cyclocross bikes, two guys and all our stuff. Got to Bass River around 11am. Petey DJ'd, playing some old Memphis rap, eventually winding up with traditional music of India. We got a camp site and set up, anxious to get on the single-track. It was a little cooler than we expected so there was much consideration in regards to gear selection. Fortunately, the gravel climb out of Bass River warmed us up within a mile. The trail awaits!