Man, was today ever rough. And I thought yesterday was bad.

The hurricane that is in the Gulf of Mexico has thrown Iowa’s wind patterns in reverse. So we rode 75 miles into headwinds of 20 to 30 MPH today. We climbed more hills than we did the day before. I am wiped out, I have to tell you.

We’re overnighting in a place called North Liberty. As soon as I get this posted I’m headed to bed. Got a 65 mile ride on the next to last day. Headed to a place called Tipton. Then, up on Saturday morning to head to Le Claire, where, hopefully, my car is still parked.

The rain from this morning never really materialized, but I have a feeling as the hurricane gets more inland we’re not gonna have good weather for tomorrow’s ride, either. The wind will once again be in our face.