Originally Posted by Boog
I just posted this on your Missouri thread but seeing that you are not getting much love there, I will repost here. Have you ever ate at Pat's Steakhouse in Rushville? I visited a buddy in Liberty years ago and we rode to Pat's for dinner one evening. Below is the approximate route we took then and is about 1 h 45 m one way. From memory we crossed one lake bridge and stopped for a picture moment and this route looks like that spot on Missouri W. Pat's was a great place to eat and not expensive. Let me know if you run this route and if Pat's is as good as I remember...
I wonder if there's a more "curvaceous route". Most of the group rides I went on in the past were very similar to the one you have mapped out on that route linked above, a lot of straight-way paths and a handful of curvy ones. Although, that was in Illinois, and where I was at most of the roads were extremely boring. Flat land. North-South. East-West.
Speaking of group rides, I also like to keep them down to only a few people. I'm not a fan of massive numbers of motorcyclists taking to the road all at the same time. I've generally gone on group rides with only 1 or 2 other people or 3 or 4 other people.
I've never been to Pat's Steakhouse or Rushville. I'd like to, though. I may not be able to over the next month (or two tops), with the current schedule, but once the schedule opens up I plan on getting in as many road trips as possible before winter.
The map on "24200 Missouri 45, Rushville, MO 64484" - in satellite ("Earth") mode - shows that the restaurant is out in the middle of nowhere. Those are the best!
And in street view, it looks like a house is right next to it, maybe the restaurant owners live there. That would be convenient. Walk next door to work every day. The restaurant sign, "Serving fine food for 40 years." Those are my favorite restaurants. They also tend to have the perfect combination of: 1) very good food, 2) a *lot* of food, and 3) at a low price.