Going into any Trans Iowa in the last several years, I have provided a lot of written material for the rider's benefit. Instead of rehashing the same subjects all over again, I will simply provide links here for your reading pleasure. Use them, or not, but know that a wealth of info is behind these and you never know what gem you may find that actually saves a ride for you.
First up we have a "A Letter To All The Rookies" which was written by my good friend and head of the Slender Fugus Cycling Association, Ari Andonopoulous. Ari does a great, long, detailed analysis of what Trans Iowa is and what you should consider to get ready for it. Oh yeah.......it isn't just for Rookies in Trans Iowa. Any rider could glean a nugget or three from this.
Finally for this edition I have a link to one of the more popular posts I put up on Trans Iowa. The "Mental Toughness" post has a llot on the one big hurdle all riders face, their minds. Read it and see what I mean! (And definitely read the comments section!)
That's it for now. Check out those links and I'll be back next weekend with more important information.