July 28, 2016

29 Jul

Hello friends and family,

 This week we have been riding RAGBRAI across Iowa. For those who don’t know, this is an group ride with up to 10,000 cyclists. We have been camping in small towns across the state who have opened their towns, homes, churches, and parks to accommodate 10,000 hungry and tired cyclists. Generally this large crowd overwhelms the local Internet service so we have not tried to make any posts. Rest assured that we are alive and well. 

That being said after 5 days and almost 300 miles riding the rolling hills of Iowa in the sun, we are tired. Two more days and we’ll be able to dip our front wheel in the Mississippi River. The scenery has been great, the food abundant at every turn in the road, and navigating thru 10,000 cyclists on the road a continuous challenge. 

Our host town this evening, Ottumwa, is a bit larger than the others and Internet service seems good so far. I’ll  attach a few pictures in the hope that this post goes thru. We’ll provide more on the classic ride when it is done.

A town stop along the way.

Enjoying some pie after the ride – a Ragbrai requirement !

A long line of cyclists on the Iowa road.

Riding across Rathbun Dam.

Until later,

Love M & M

2 Responses to “July 28, 2016”

  1. Rene July 30, 2016 at 3:50 am #

    Hi ! Great to hear and see you both! WOW! I did not realize that there were 10K of you.
    Enjoy and ride safe.

  2. Ronnie and Wayne August 1, 2016 at 12:53 am #

    We know those Iowa hills; they are even tough in a car-no cruise control (ouch)!
    Looking forward to the news from Texas.

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