That's good to know that the route may be "less travelled" by non pedal powered vehicles. In terms of gluts and sticking to the right - I doubt if I will be chasing any pace lines since my stoker is going to be an 8 year old. We will just be trying to keep a comfortable tempo that conserves energy to make it through the week.Originally posted by outashape
....Because this ride is so publicized, there are very few cars on the roads. The people of IOWA want the cycylists to come to their town and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and to stay off the route. When you get to larger towns, there is traffic, but there is law enforcement at busy intersections. Something I haven't heard you write about, is your attire. You know, you have to go dressed as something, or have your bike or helmet decorated. OR at the very least, travel with a full sound system blaring your favorite hits. You have to give the townspeople something to look at. Our bike club is trying to come up with something for us to do or wear. Good luck!
You're telling me I've got to get my family decked out in some kind of thematic outfits or attention grabbing gear? My tandem already looks like a John Deere tractor - shouldn't that get some kudos in Iowa?