The toughest day of climbing by far, the team was phenomenal and had great stamina. Paul, our fearless leader, led them in a unified effort to try 9 different types of pie.
It started to rain, fortunately after our tents had been set up. We're off in search of food and then the Nadas concert.
Everyone's backsides are hurting but our host stays have been GREAT; today's includes cookies and a padded toilet seat. The hospitality and kindness Iowans have shown is overwhelming. Yesterday Shannon even had someone push her up a hill; literally. We have been blown away and have loved the conversations we've been able to have to share the reason we're riding.
Thanks to all for the support! 2 days down. 5 to go.