Day 11: Touring St. Louis

Day 11: Touring St. Louis

During the final stages of preparation when we were preparing to leave from Iowa I noticed my front wheel was not spinning freely. A good pull on the wheel would produce two to three revolutions.  I was expecting more in the neighborhood of a dozen turns. The drag of the dynamo hub was excessive and something was clearly wrong. I didn’t want to delay our departure so I emailed the manufacturer, Shutter Precision, in Taiwan regarding a warranty replacement. We exchanged a few emails and because we were already traveling they agreed to send a replacement hub to St Louis where a local shop would rebuild the front wheel. 

So I dropped the wheel off at the shop and Esmé, Rick, Dana, and I took a tour of the local brewery, Anheuser-Busch. 

The horses at the brewery were getting a trim. 

The agingtanks were pretty impressive. Sixty four 3600 gallon beechwood aging tanks in one building. 

And then came the free beer…

And a quick tour of the fermenting and sparging area…

Afterwards we went to Rick’s favorite local brewery. 
Afterwords we headed over to an open mic where Esmé performed and we met Dallas, a guy who was trying to break into the music scene here… 
We headed over to another open mic At the 1860 blues club where Esmé performed again…

Afterwards, a celebratory night cap at the Venice Cafe…

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