Today was a little longer, a little cooler, fewer hills, faster pace and way more food and drink. It was overcast much of the day which was very nice. I had alternate quartering headwinds and quartering tailwinds. And I ate and drank a lot today! I consumed, in no particular order, peach pie a la mode, apple pie a la mode, a huge peanut butter cookie/banana ice cream sandwich, lemonade (with and without vodka), a breakfast burrito, pork burger, corn on the cob, gatorade, coffee and an Iowa craft beer. All in about 5 1/2 hours. Spaghetti dinner tonight at the Methodist Church- Woo Hoo! I rode for about 15 miles with a man that works for the fed, and has worked for the fed for 20+ years. We had a great conversation.
4 thoughts on “Day 2: Ida Grove to Pocahontas”
Well, the food is absolutely worth the effort! I like the cool weather. How do you feel about the crowds?
The crowds give you an opportunity to meet interesting people!
Great ride and great pictures. Your Garmin stats looked good. I love all the people, their bikes, the scenery and the colors. I can’t imagine eating all that stuff. Hope you are sleeping well. Cheers, Ken
I’m going to sleep well tonight!