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July 21, 2013

Trek takes riders to Harlan

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Later, I was told, Sasquatch was there to greet riders. The things I miss when I get on the road too early.

From there it was a combined 17 miles to Neola, Minden and Shelby. And that’s where things went from a nice, flat, ride to somewhat hilly.

Between Minden and Shelby I saw within a mile four smart roadside vendors and one not so smart.

The not so smart one had set up a stand selling water at the bottom of a hill that led into a steep uphill. I have trouble believing anybody is going to give up the momentum of a fast downhill ride to grab water.

A bit later, four high -schoolish girls were promoting their roadside stand while wearing the prom dresses their moms wore back in the day. I have no idea the connection between any of that, but they sure did stand out and I’m sure did great business! RAGBRAI vendors, take a tip from this ingenuity and uniqueness.

Shelby had the best food offering of the day, ham balls on a stick. From there it was a combined 15 miles into Tennant and then to Harlan.

Tomorrow we head to Perry, the longest day on our trip. Hopefully the weather is nice.

Check in later.

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