The day’s ride covered 51.4 miles and just 934 feet of climb. Although we will visit only four pass-through towns, they are towns that have done a great job of hosting RAGBRAI in the past. The last 6-mile stretch between Ventura and Clear Lake is a scenic ride around the northern shores of Clear Lake. Tuesday is also PeopleForBikes Day.
Today would’ve been a great ride had it not been for the strong winds. We made great time and were able to spend an hour in Garner enjoying the sights and listening to the music.
We saw one bad crash on the way. Horrible head injury with an unconscious biker in the road. That site really keeps everything in perspective. The United States Air Force was once again there to provide services while waiting for emergency medical staff to arrive. Luke and I made it into Clear Lake together and no I found a perfect spot for the camper on the high school practice football field.
The crew finished the evening listening to great music including Bob Marley’s The Wailers! Unbelievable reggae music to be followed with an amazing firework show.
We just got home around 1130 tonight and are questioning whether we are going to be riding tomorrow because of thunderstorms along the route.