Monday, July 26, 2021

July 26 - Day Off - So much for the ride across Iowa!

Yesterday evening we made a plan change.  Several days ago we left all paved country roads or high traffic roads with a paved shoulder behind. We’ve been riding on roads with no shoulder and high traffic for a couple of days.  Road edges were thick gravel which is really dicey if you need to move over. The Iowa bike maps and local info indicated the same across the rest of the northern part of the state.  Not safe and definitely no fun so we rented a UHaul and headed to La Crosse WI today. Tomorrow we will pick up the Wisconsin Rails to Trails bike trails.  The updated plan includes heading toward Madison and then to the ferry at Milwaukee. 

We were very lucky to get a 15 foot UHaul truck.  It was the only one way rental of any kind available in this part of Iowa.  We only had to ride 2 miles from the hotel to pick it up and used our cargo straps to tie down the bike

We made it to Minnesota !  Well …

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