Silver Spring,MD 
  • 2h 54m 54s
  • 42.50 miles
  • 14.58 Mi/hr


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  • 74.33 miles
  • 12.19 Mi/hr


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  • 110.11 miles
  • 15.10 Mi/hr


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  • 40.63 miles
  • 14.42 Mi/hr


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  • 78.57 miles
  • 13.34 Mi/hr


  • 2h 16m 19s
  • 34.52 miles
  • 15.19 Mi/hr

RAGBRAI Day 2. Corning to Greenfield

Since we went so far yesterday, we got to sleep in just a bit this morning.  And our host even had breakfast for us.  But of course, we were more interested in the coffee.  So necessary.  :)

Today, we didn't even get on the route till 10:30.  Which was nice after such a hard day the day before.  And it was a short one today.  Only 35 miles.  Everyone else, though, had to suffer through the rough hills that morning, coming into Corning, where we only had to go through 1/2 of the course.  Would wind up being a pretty good idea.

So the weather wasn't as nice today.  The day continued to get cloudy as it progressed.  We stopped a little more often today, and one of the stopping points turned out to be quite interesting.  Williamson, which is quite small, opened up their American Legion for beer.  While we were there, they brought out a foam machine, like the ones you see at raves, but they didn't start it till we were ready to leave.  This was also when Andy saw it.  You would have thought that it was the best thing in the world.  Most of us had already taken off, but we found out later that he had basically taken a dive into the mound of foam with a big ole grin on his face.  Then hopped on the bike and took off.  He was shedding suds and others on the route couldn't figure out what he had been into.  Must have been a hilarious site. 

Into Fontanelle and we stop for a few more beers.  Heck, why not!  Short day, lets play!  Unfortunately, it is now also starting to rain.  It would do this for the rest of the day off and on.  We finally make it into Greenfield and meet up with Laurie.  The girls go shower and while we are waiting on them, some of us start to water the corn.  Again.  An older woman comes shooting out of a truck camper behind us yelling "wait, wait, I want to get a picture of the Children of the Corn!!!".  Then proceeds to fall flat on her face, narrowly missing the vans back bumper with her forhead.  Come to find out, the woman is plastered.  I mean absolutely bombed.  And she continues to talk about wanting to take a photo of the children of the corn.  So Kiley obliges, goes back in and comes out so the woman can get her shot.  We continued to laugh about it the rest of the night. 

So we went into down town Greenfield for some eats and ducked in and out of th rain the entire time.  Andy had his first corn dog ever ("I WANT TO EAT YOU!") and wasn't too impressed.  Dennis and I had some pie and unfortunately the crust on the bottom left a LOT to be desired. 

Back to the truck we went for the 24 mile trip out to our host for the night.  Most of us piled in the back, in the dark.  when we got there, we realized we were sleeping inside for the night.  Yipeee.  No sleeping in the rain (although that wouldn't be the case a few days on).

Showered up, ate some more (which would be the running joke, bike, eat, sleep, repeat) and finally bed down after the weather report.  Tomorrow is going to be another long day and we needed our sleep.

Day 2 in the books and almost 128 miles in the tank. 

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