Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: Trek, Cannondale Tandem, Surly LHT
In addition to our usual daily and week end jaunts, and 4 (or so) century rides, I plan to ride across Iowa. My wife has a high school reuinion in western Illinois in August, and we'll be driving from Utah along I-80. I'll have her drop me off on the Nebraska/Iowa state line and ride across Iowa. I've already mapped out my route and just can't wait. I'll mostly credit card tour, using my regular road bike and attempting 60-80 miles/day. It should take about 4-4 1/2 days, of course, depending upon weather, etc. Iowa has many fine, lightly-traveled country roads with small towns every 10 or so miles. It should be interesting. I'll roughly follow the 2006 RAGBRAI route, but start further south.