Top Five Answers

I rode 80 miles today. When I tell you that my ass is sore, I’m talking about a kind of ache that, unless you’ve sat on a bike for six hours a day for two days, you’ll never know.

It rained all day. I rode alone. What does one do on a bike for six hours?

From the home office at the Super 8 Motel in Dewitt, IA, here are The Top Five Things One Does On A Bike For Six Hours:

1- Sing (especially Dar Williams’ ‘Iowa’)
2- Take in the scenery
3- Plan what you’re going to eat when you get there
4- Write Daily Journal posts in my head (which are promptly forgotten)
5- Swear (especially ‘What the f*** am I doing here?’)

Also: marvel at the size of the state, take digital photos, shiver, wish I was there already, think about work, and … do nothing.

And that’s the right answer for vacation, after all: do nothing.

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