We were completely surrounded by corn fields everywhere! There were some really nice houses tucked away in the cornfields, but corn was on the right and left of the road as far as the eye could see. Green was the color of the day as when there wasn't corn there was soy and all the trees are green.
At lunch I decided to stop at 85 miles. I felt really good and did not want to push the limits today. I also knew we had 3000 ft of climbing in the next 40 miles, plus we have 4 135+ mile days in a row coming up. I am hoping to be able to ride all of them so I just rode in with Veronica in the extra car. I learned today that just because a ride looks hard on paper, it doesn't have to be. The whole group seemed to love the day!
Iowa - our 6th state!
Nice church was the first sag stop
Corn as far as the eye can see
Interesting outhouse in Oto, Iowa
One of a thousand farm houses - barn had a nice design
I have heard of taking everything including the kitchen sink, but a bathtub?
We saw so much corn, I had to include another picture of it!
Barn of the day unless you like the one with the design on it better - then it is the barn of the day.
Ricketts, Iowa - if you look close, the sign says it is the "middle of nowhere"!
Our progress so far!
Please pray for favorable winds and that I have the strength to ride the whole way for the next several days! Oh and pray that everyone stays safe!