Yesterday I called local Cedar Rapids bike shops looking for a new front pannier as I have one that leaks, and we certainly have the rain to test it! I was talking to Stacie and mentioned my trip from Indy. Stacie then asked me, “Are you biking across country and possibly to Alaska?”
See Mark’s update on finding an open campsite and state park.
I’m typing this or trying to while laying in my 1-man/person tent. Kinda cramped quarters as I have clothes hanging everywhere in attempt to dry them out. BTW even water proof socks fail when riding for 7 hours in rain.