Best. Day. Ever.
On a warm November Friday, we mixed work and play, exploring the Wabash Trace with Dieter, Anne, and Pat.
First thing, we met up in Minden--at Pork World Headquarters. It's unusual to set-up our trailers in November, but George and the guys did a great job, so that we could take a tour of Pork Equipment. The rest of the day, we devoted to our little group ride on the Trace, with support from Dave and Dillon. We had lunch al fresco from the Classic Cafe in Malvern, our southern turn-around point. Malvern's slogan is "Artfully Growing," and public art is everywhere--in tree sculptures, bicycle art, murals, and even a new art gallery in a charming old church building.
Anne and I rode shorter miles, so we met the guys back at the trailhead parking lot with a few beers and snacks. We ended our day with great conversation over dinner in Council Bluffs.
We can tell you that Dieter and Anne are moving full-steam ahead with their work on RAGBRAI 2021. The overnight towns are eager to host the ride, and given recent news about vaccinations coming in the spring, all of us are resuming where we left off with our planning for the best week of the year.