Saturday night, at Carol’s Team Kaldis party I talked big about riding up to the old Chain of Rocks Bridge and hanging out at Trailnet’s Bridge Birthday Bash, but Sunday’s forecast was just too damn hot. That’s too bad, because I could have had a trifecta of Mississippi River experiences this weekend. I already had notched the Riverlands and the East Saint Louis riverfront. Anne and Joanie had Circus Flora tickets in the afternoon, so she wasn’t up for any clowning around or a big ride on Sunday. Hence, Anne and I had a little ride together instead. We cycled over to Café Ventana for breakfast, which we enjoyed along with our complementary beignets. It was not a low-calorie ride. I’m sure that the 15 miles that we chalked-up were not enough to offset our calorie intake. Anyway, we did manage to beat the heat. How hot was it? That’s just a clown question. Here in Sweat Louis, it was 99 degrees.