REFLECTIONS FROM THE RIDE
Today's ride was only 31.6 miles. It did pack a climb of 1,148 feet. In that short distance. We passed through the towns of Charlotte, Goose Lake, and Six Mile.
A true RAGBRAI begins with a tire dip in the Missouri and ends with a dip in the Mississippi. Another Iowa coast to coast adventure is in the books. Here are a few final reflections from the week.
Things I will miss:
-Seeing Iowa at 17 miles per hour.
-Exercise, extreme exercise.
-Challenging myself and meeting goals.
-The pink ice cream truck.
-Eating an EXTRA 3000 - 4000 calories a day.
-Watching and meeting joyful people from all over the world.
-Writing to you.
Things I will not miss:
-Putting up my tent in scorching heat and packing it up wet.
Things I am looking forward to:
-Rhonda picking me up
-A real shower
-Sleeping in my bed, or any bed
-Watching TV and finding out what is going on in the world.
-Going to church tomorrow.
-Hugs from my grandkids.
For those of you interested in statistics here they are:
Biking Calories Burned: 27,200
Pie slices consumed: 0, not a pie guy and the Amish took the year off. Mom made the best pecan and there is nothing that can compete.
It was another week that reminded me how blessed I am, and how wonderful God's creation is. Thanks to all of you who rode with me through these posts.
Follow Rhonda and I in a week when we check out Ashville, NC.
Peddle with purpose, peddle positive, peddle on!