We rode 65 miles to Troy, MO this morning with 3,520 elevation gain & we’re about ready to be done with this state. Cars are impatient and blow diesel fumes in your face. The roads are steep. There are restaurants that still allow smoking. Our friends left. It’s humid. It’s hot. The roads are in bad shape. No one waves in cars or chats at gas stations. The food is all fried and unhealthy. It’s nearly impossible to find sparkling water. There are absolutely no sidewalks. The list goes on. Current mood: missing California.