|Day Four - Ames to Tama/Toledo
Wednesday, July 23rd
78 miles; 2,869 feet of climbing
|The legendary Mr. Pork Chop and his
roadside stand has been part of RAGBRAI
for more than 25 years. For $6 you get a
huge Iowa chop wrapped in a paper towel.
That's it - eat with your hands. Massive
grills are fired with corn cobs which are
stored in the pink bus. Every day Mr. Pork
Chop always sets up at the top of a long
hill, and the smoke from the grills can be
seen a mile away.
|Downtown State Center
|Yeah, it's really called State Center.
|The bag works pretty good...when the
drawstring is pulled tight.
|If you're ever in Le Grand, go slow over
the railroad tracks.
|Team More Cowbell, parked next to a set
of video monitors for a Guitar Hero contest
later that night in Toledo. Our efficiency
apartment was right next to all the action.