Apparently Iowa is renowned for it's corn and it's pigs. Today the local fayre included candied bacon, which I tried, it was pretty good, but chocolate covered bacon seemed like a step too far!
So even with more than half a dozen stops (coffee; smoothie; watermelon; frozen iced lolly; apple pie followed by candied bacon!; ice cream; and finally, cider) the riding (58 miles) was over by about 1pm. So now I'm sat outside "Cup of Joe" with cappuchino and catching up with the blog.