These are the travels and thoughts of the Flappy Birds in Team Flamingo. Team Flamingo is a RAGBRAI team riding across Iowa every summer. This blog began during the 2006 ride but will be used to chronicle our exploits in an ongoing basis.
Sunday was a great day for the beginning of our trek. It was 90 degrees with a 111 degree heat index. The route climbed over 4200 feet. Kudos to those who rode the whole route. These included Emily, Al, Michael, Mark, Bill, Nate (and his 12-year old daughter, Bethany, who joined him on their tandem, and Deb B. Most of the rest of us Bagged It at Carson or Griswold and took a van into Atlantic.
In Atlantic we stayed at three different homes of wonderful families. It was nice to sleep indoors instead of the hilly campground we enjoyed Friday night.
BTW, the photo is a Coke machine turned into an entertainment center at the Dave and Rosie Jones. Thanks!!