The long, straight, and typically empty Iowa roads were crowded with bicycles. We took up both lanes, and anyone foolish enough to drive a car or truck into our midst found themselves moving at about 12mph (19-ish kph).
- 490 miles (788km) over 7 days
- Five metric centuries (≥100km/day)
- One century (≥100mi/day)
- More pie, pork chops, and sports drink consumed than I can measure.
By the way, Iowa is not flat. It has gently rolling hills, which are beautiful when you are riding in a car, and a constant challenge when you are on a bike. There’s also the wind…