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DIRT Dad Fundo Across America- Day Thirty-Four

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring” – Desmond Tutu

Relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed, I rolled from Lake Cunningham to negotiate my way through the city of Omaha and out of Nebraska, finally! What a comfortable ride it was!

The Riverfront trail made winding my way through the city and into Iowa a comfortable breeze. Without cars and the coefficient of chamois friction to focus on, I was free to take in the sights.

I haven't found the world's biggest ball of yarn, but I did find the world's tallest tin foil guy!

Everywhere I turned, there was something to grab my attention. The time flew by, even though it took much longer than it should for stopping to admire and store the memories. Before I knew it, I was on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian bridge and over the Missouri River.

Once I made my way into the Iowa countryside, it was plain to see that it was different. That wasn’t corn. It was different.  

There was corn, but it was grown alongside roads with signs designating cycling routes. There were bike paths and bike lanes. The shoulders of the streets had a cycling conscience. What I have seen of Iowa so far is much different, and I like it.

Music streamed from speakers mounted on every light pole in Neola in welcoming celebration. It was country music, but still, it was nice, and different.

As I rolled into Shelby feeling good about the day, I was comforted by the thought that Iowa cared. I hope that remains the same.

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About the DIRT Dad Fundo Pledge for Day Thirty-Four—Douglas Auld

Here is what Doug had to say—”I cycle every day, it keeps me happy and well. I enjoy the DIRT community and the team keeps me motivated. All the best wishes on your trek across America!”


Amount Raised to Date—$7,848


Thank you, Douglas!


Now off to Adel, Iowa! 

To support Chris in his effort to raise awareness of The DIRT Dad Fund, the non-profit he created to assist members of the worldwide cycling community, check out this link to learn more. 

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