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|
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!