An exciting adventure looking at the land and the people around me.
Monday, July 25, 2011
A pork tenderloin sandwich, a specialty around Iowa. This can feed two and a bargain at five dollars.
This week is the bike ride across Iowa called RAGBRAI. It is an annual event for the last 39 years. A traveling city of 15,000 riders and crew invading many towns even smaller than the group. Eating is a passion along the way, each town has food and entertainment to enjoy. Many people host groups of riders allowing them to stay in their homes and yards. A hot shower becomes a commodity this week, since in the campgrounds it isn't heated.The daily rides are 55-75 miles with a few extra loops for those who want to say they rode 100 miles taking a century loop. The ride starts along the Missouri River where each rider dips their tires and ends at the Mississippi River where you end your journey by dipping your tire into the water again. My best record for eating was eight pieces of pie in a day one year. Thank goodness for all the ladies who make these delightful pastries for many to try.I favor the Methodists for breakfast, they always have a filling amount to get one started.If I am missing you on the comments it is because it gets hard to get online. We have a huge motorhome and trailer for our sagwagon to help carry all of our gear we aren't using
and giving some a day off from riding.