3 miles into our ride this AM we ran into some interesting Iowa clouds. Strong winds blew it through pretty quickly. We stayed dry… And saw it as an another opportunity to marvel at the beauty of this state.
6am Morning reveille at our RAGBRAI camp. The bugler is Alicia Rau from New York. She also serenaded us with … wait for it … “Back in the Saddle Again.” (As you can see, Rau is a favorite photo-op in camp)
5am. We’re up early today to beat some of the heat in the roughly 89 mile ride over country roads from Emmetsburg to Forest City IA. This is the morning sky over our campsite. Welcome to RAGBRAI Day 3.
Early to bed this evening to rest up for the week’s longest ride on Tuesday: 79.7 miles from Emmetsburg to Forest City. (26 more if you add the optional Karras Loop.). Along the way, we’ll pass through Bancroft, the home of Mr. Pork Chop. It’s expected to be another hot one, but we hope to escape the headwinds that dogged us for part of the ride today.