Viva La Taco Ride

I’m exhausted and my legs are jello. Getting back on the bike has been fun. Tonight, Marcus and I joined forces for the longest running weekly bike ride in the United States; the Taco Ride.


The ride starts at the Wabash Trace trailhead and ends up at Tobey Jack’s Mineola Steakhouse in Mineola, IA for their Thursday night taco special*. 10 miles each way, and relatively flat with a parking area about halfway affectionately called Margaritaville. Beers and margaritas are the refueling drink of choice.

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We started back with about 20 minutes of daylight left. Luckily I was prepared with the headlight.

We both had GoPro cameras on, but I’ll have to save that for this weekend to see what kind of footage we captured. For now, my head is about to meet the pillow.