Since we put up our last post about heading to Trans-Iowa, this blog has gone somewhat dormant. Yes, we've been busy with sales and repairs at the shop, but we've also been hitting the roads and trails hereabouts:
First, allow me to show a few pictures from Trans-Iowa:
The starting line.
And they're off!
Since we got up so early (2 am), Kevin needed a sugary, caffeinated soft drink to perk himself up. Fortunately, the Kum & Go had cups in the appropriate size.
Then we manned our post at checkpoint 1, Monroe, Iowa:
Finally the lead group came into view:
The bikes were muddy:
The riders were muddy:
After the checkpoint closed, Kevin and I explored some of the route, where most of the now DQ'ed riders were still grinding through the soft gravel.
While exploring the route, we familiarized ourselves with the nature of Iowa's minimally maintained "B" roads. That story is published elsewhere on the internet.