Easy ride today

Today was an easy 48 mile ride from Mason City (birthplace of masonite) to Charles City. We rode about 20 miles and came across an abandoned quarry that had lots of Devonian fossils. I found three different kinds of brachiopods, pelecypods (clams) and horn corals- it was fun! We then rode another 10 miles before … Continue reading Easy ride today

Last night in Galena, IL

We had a very enjoyable day walking around historic Galena, IL. The town is full of beautiful homes and buildings from the 1830’s to the 1850’s- all in beautiful condition. Ulysses S. Grant ran his presidential campaign from a local hotel. Tomorrow we drive to Sargeant Bluffs, where the ride starts the following morning. Continue reading Last night in Galena, IL