|Rental bikes downtown July 18. Getting across downtown was a challenge today--the trail is diverted by construction and the Third Street bike lane was also closed. Almost all east-west routes were closed.|
Of course, long bike rides are over before RAGBRAI. I did ride Tuesday and Thursday, but shorter rides. I did some hills Thursday—going up the MMU hill three times, but not doing lots of miles.
And today I was home by early afternoon.
Am I ready for RAGBRAI? I feel ready. The packing is going OK, and it remains to be seen what I leave behind. I’m not sure how much I will blog during the ride—I had thought of bringing a laptop, but my wife is persuasively arguing against it, because in the past I have not had much time or opportunity to use the computer, and it’s bulky and inconvenient to carry.
So I think I may try a few, short phone posts—we’ll see. Anyway, my back is half packed, I have a spare tube on the bike, a new bottle of chain lube and a readiness to go. RAGBRAI, here I come!
Hot rides this week featured some pretty sights along the trails:
|Duck on Cedar Lake July 16.|
|July 18--Pond on C Avenue in the morning.|
|Lowe Park flower July 16.|
|Milkweed at Lowe Park July 16.|
|July 18 at Lowe Park, dragonfly.|
|July 16, young bunny by Cedar River Trail.|
|Monarch on trail July 16.|