PICS: Couple biking from LA to Miami make a stop in St. Louis

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Instead of waiting for retirement Morten Innes and his wife Dorthe wanted to do something now. The Denmark couple stepped away from good jobs – he was a purchaser for an oil company and she an events coordinator for a soccer club.

The couple started cycling across America in January, peddling away from Los Angeles. They've been through Arizona, Wyoming, Montanna and Idaho. And camping along the way.

Cycling in St. Louis we were stopped by Kevin from KMOX, the voice of St. Louis. He made a 15 min. interview with us so lets see (or hear) how that ends up #bikepackingusa365 #bikepacking #dmoutdoordk #dortheandmortenoutdoor #livingadream #outdoorlife #usa #visittheusa #OutdoorsUSA #nature #outdoor #naturelovers #biketravelofficial #worldbycycling @VisitTheUSA @bike._.travel #trek920 #trekbikepacking #trekbicycles #trek #stlouis #missouri #kmox #kmoxradio #thevoiceofstlouis #interview

A post shared by Morten Innes Bikepackingusa365 (@morteninnes) on Aug 19, 2020 at 6:35pm PDT

This week they went through St. Louis and peddled away on their bikes, heading south on Broadway by the Anheuser-Busch brewery and were hoping to make St. Francis Park in Bonne Terre, Mo. – about 60 miles away – to camp for the night. 

They expect to get to Miami in two months, after heading south to Memphis and through the Smokey Mountains. They've been averaging about 60 miles a day.

Check out more of their journey on their Instagram account: 

Great ride through St. Louis to the Gateway Arch, symbolizing the opened to the West with the Louisiana Purchase if 1803 #bikepackingusa365 #bikepacking #dmoutdoordk #dortheandmortenoutdoor #livingadream #outdoorlife #usa #visittheusa #OutdoorsUSA #nature #outdoor #naturelovers #biketravelofficial #worldbycycling @VisitTheUSA @bike._.travel #trek920 #trekbikepacking #trekbicycles #trek #stlouis #gatewayarch #gatewayarchnationalpark #nps #nationalparkservice

A post shared by Morten Innes Bikepackingusa365 (@morteninnes) on Aug 19, 2020 at 9:17am PDT

Did a lot of miles on county roads like County Road 19 in Dodge County, Nebraska. I like the easy system with road names. 1,2,3 and so on north/south and A,B,C one so on east/west #bikepackingusa365 #bikepacking #dmoutdoordk #dortheandmortenoutdoor #livingadream #outdoorlife #usa #visittheusa #OutdoorsUSA #nature #outdoor #naturelovers #biketravelofficial #worldbycycling @VisitTheUSA @bike._.travel #trek920 #trekbikepacking #trekbicycles #trek #nebraska #countyroads #dodgecounty

A post shared by Morten Innes Bikepackingusa365 (@morteninnes) on Aug 5, 2020 at 8:25pm PDT

Did a lot of miles on county roads like County Road 19 in Dodge County, Nebraska. I like the easy system with road names. 1,2,3 and so on north/south and A,B,C one so on east/west #bikepackingusa365 #bikepacking #dmoutdoordk #dortheandmortenoutdoor #livingadream #outdoorlife #usa #visittheusa #OutdoorsUSA #nature #outdoor #naturelovers #biketravelofficial #worldbycycling @VisitTheUSA @bike._.travel #trek920 #trekbikepacking #trekbicycles #trek #nebraska #countyroads #dodgecounty

A post shared by Morten Innes Bikepackingusa365 (@morteninnes) on Aug 5, 2020 at 8:25pm PDT

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