Day 3

I’m sitting in a middle school in Boone,IA. Dirk and I rode in a couple, three hours ago after biking 71 ish miles.we are now kind of anxiously awaiting the arrival of Ryan, Jen and John, because they went an additional 29 ish miles to get in a century…100 miles on a day. and it is beastly hot out. theres a hot weather advisory. so if one of them blogs tonight-you’ll know they made it:) don’t forget to check the picture page!

Day two: Atlantic to Carroll

Today was cooler but a bit hillier, and I’d trade humidity for hills any day. We had Danish crepes in the shade of a windmill from Denmark for breakfast.

We also went to a hausbarn that was brought from Germany and reconstructed brick by brick. We had our most interesting food of the day there: saurkraut-chocolate-beer cupcakes. Not bad at all!

There was a creek by our tent which we went into to cool off before solar showers. These don’t seem like much (plastic bag with hose attached) but they’re really great inventions! Now Ryan and I are off to explore downtown while everyone else sleeps. Fun!