Every week is like a RAGBRAI week since we have been here in Iowa. In previous years, I would have to spend 51 weeks a year waiting for that one special week of RAGBRAI. Camping, bike riding, fighting heat and headwinds, encountering friendly Iowans, seeing beautiful countryside, more bike riding–all of what I love about RAGBRAI has been part of our days here.
Training rides in Virginia would get tiresome after while because we would do the same routes and get the miles over as quickly as possible. Here we get to explore routes that are new to us. Some of the rides have been with the bike club and some were mapped out for us by Mike, who has ridden just about every route there is to ride around Iowa City. And then if we don’t feel like doing a bike ride there is also the fun of spending time with the grandkids. Life doesn’t get much better than this.