Second day I got start very late (10 ish) then found the tire that was falling apart (thankfully next to the repair stand) I decided a new helmet was a good idea and got a cheap touring tire (all they had) and a crummy helmet (same). Stop a Farm Boys for burritos and stayed there for quite a while. When we got to Milo it was time for beer (noon) so we hung out with a couple of "teams" on the lawn next to Caseys. We rode on to Lacona and stop there until the state patrol closed down the beer sales. (I stopped drinking after Milo some cash shortage) Stopped on the road to watch the swimming in the dirty pond. Got into Chariton around 6pm and had the best meal I had on ragbrai the lasagna dinner was excellent! Set up camp in an empty lot behind an abandoned building and got a 18 pack for the four of us. Bad night with the thunderstorm rolling through around 4:30 am.
Day 3 was uneventful I rode straight home through Indianola and the summer set trail to Carlile/Avon then back to downtown. I did get home before noon though. Good times. Next year a few things: Gears (fixie was fun but not for more than a couple of days), More than a trunk bag for self contained, More cash, BYOB, better planning.