I was planning to start graduate school at the University of Iowa in the fall and I desperately wanted to spend the summer on a bike. I connected with a couple of friends that were thinking the same thing and we rode out to California.
There were lots of adventures along the way. Like a Basque Festival in Idaho that included feats of strength, free beer and chorizo sausage. And there were tornadoes in Nebraska that left us seeking refuge in a jail... and plenty more.
Well, I recently reconnected with one of the guys I rode with that summer when he bought a set of Ironweeds. It turns out he had a bunch of slides from the ride that he passed on to me. I had the local camera shop convert them to digital. Here are a few of the slides from that trip.