While riding for 6+ hours a day we ended up eating an intense amount. Many of our stops while riding were to eat and see the towns, but our hunger was the dominating force and we found ourselves in line for food more often than not.

To give you an idea of what kinds of meals we were having in an average day while riding ragbrai here is a list of everything we ate on Wednesday:
Granola bar and a banana (pre breakfast)
Cinnamon rolls and breakfast burritos with coffee (breakfast)
Spinach Tortellini with corn and garlic bread and more coffee (pre lunch)
Pb&j and snow cone. (pre lunch snack)
Pork BBQ burgers with super nachos and a chocolate malt. (lunch)
Two beers and a monster energy drink. (pre dinner drinks)
Open faced burger and fries, covered in cheese, with another chocolate malt. (dinner)
A fat tire beer (post dinner drinks)


I’ve also heard from numerous people that it’s easy to gain weight on ragbrai and I can see why. Especially now (the day after ragbrai ended) we are still craving the 5+ meals a day.. We’ll also be posting some pictures of the yummy food we had.


Day four drama!

Later on today, John was in a crash. He didn’t have a concussion or anything like that, but he had a cut over his eye that was bleeding, and He ended up getting a hairline fracture in his radius. Ouch! He looks really cool, but he’s not riding tomorrow and he might sit out the rest of the trip.

The picture you see is not or John, but is of a pig truck outside of white oak vineyards. There are wineries in Iowa.who knew!


Day four: Boone to Altoona

We slept in till 6:00am this morning after staying up late watching Hairball and walking 1.3 miles back to the campsite.

So far we are all in varying degrees of soreness by the first town (Slater). However we all managed to scarf down a 4$ bowl of biscuits and gravy in under a minute.

The weather is actually comparably good today with the overcast, but we’ll probably get rained on before the day is over.

Another plus for me, AT&T actually has coverage here in Slater. Allot More to come today!