Monday, 22 July 2013

RAGBRAI Day Two - Bet

Hooo boy everybodies!

Today was a looooong day for the Winter Chicks!  Today's leg of the RAGBRAI was from Harlan to Perry and it was a whopping 83 miles!!!!

That's a LOOOOONG way to pedal, I'll tell you!

The morning started early for the Musher and Helen (who probably doesn't smell too much like cookies after today) Handler.

At 6:30 am, they pushed their bikes toward the start of Monday's leg.

creak, creak, creak, snap, pop, groan
Then it was off toward the exciting town of Perry, where I heard there was some tasty pie waiting.

Check out the photo galleries on the official RAGBRAI wed site thingie.

At Mile 46, the Musher took a moment to lay under a majestic tree in the shade and relax for a bit.  I heard it's a bit sultry there, and when I say sultry, I mean anything over 66 degrees F.

More pedaling ensued, and even more pedaling, and some sweating was involved, and the drinking of lots of water was constant, until they made it to mile 62...

At which point a mandatory rest period was called.

Finally, after 12 hours of pedaling, the Winter Chicks arrived in Perry and collapsed at their roost.

23 hours ago, the Musher exclaimed: "Having way more fun then I could have imagined!!!! Yeah RAGBRAI!!"

We shall see where her fun meter is tomorrow morning when once again, they mount up and start pedaling, this time a mere 50 miles to Des Moines!

- Bet 


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


That is pretti much what Summi's Mummi said to my mom today when they chatted -

I heard my mom say something about Karen really seems to be having a good time - way more than she ever expected -

To which the nice Shelly Minion said 'we'll see how she feels later today - it is a veri long ride' -

Happi Resting!

PeeEssWoo: We khonkhur on the sultry - we had one of those dewpoints of 72 during our morning walk - IKHK!

Khady Lynn said...

I see they also got some lovely Iowa thunderstorms with hail too. Hopefully tomorrow will be much better and the temps cooler!

Khady Lynn