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Midwest / Re: IOWA
« on: March 22, 2022, 05:11:11 pm »
My guess is that you may not wish to ride with 10,000 other cyclists on Ragbrai.
I noted that you said in your original post - "Less tourist = More pleasure!"
Ragbrai is amazing, but it certainly is not "Less tourist".
They are planning to announce the 2022 route on January 28th.

Getting from Sweden to your Iowa starting point is nor easy.
(I do not think there are any direct flights from Stockholm to Sioux City.)
But from Chicago, you should be able to make connections to your starting point -
and then have an east connection back from your end point.

I prefer Sioux City to the much bigger Omaha.
Sioux City has a campground on the river, bike shops, and a nice, paved riverside bike trail.
Omaha does have a bike/pedestrian bridge across the Missouri River.

Soviet Premier Khrushchev loved Iowa and visited the Garst Farm near Coon Rapids.
The Whiterock Conservancy is one of the finest examples of natural and historic conservation.
You can camp in unbelievable quiet places and visit the historic farmhouse.
Did the Garst family prevent a nuclear war? Who knows?
But they welcomed the Khrushchevs and he loved the honest simplicity of Iowa.

Thanks again for interesting information, and the historical perspective!=)=)
Yes, from Sweden, (or Denmarks capital Copenhagen) it seems to be a bit tricky to get an easy and fast acces to Iowa. But with help of connection flights or mabye Amtrak, it should be manageable. That part is " a part of the journey", I try to view it that way. =)=)

Midwest / Re: IOWA
« on: March 22, 2022, 05:05:48 pm »
How is the situation in Iowa regarding orginized camping places/camping grounds, where the tent can be set up and shower taken ?
Is the easy to be find or not so often existing?
Mabye there are also private houses with airBnB or likewise?

Alaska/Hawaii / Re: Alaska -Dalton Highway
« on: March 22, 2022, 04:33:23 pm »
And the bears, how worried should I actually be?
How "aggressive" are they?
...if one can put the question, that way =)=)

Alaska/Hawaii / Re: Alaska -Dalton Highway
« on: March 22, 2022, 04:31:03 pm »
Hi spruceboy,jamawani, HikeBikeCook!
Thank YOU for your information and links!
I really appriciate it!!
Lots of interesting and very good reading!
And the bugs, flies, mosquitos......woow....that seems to be something really to say!
All this information is very good for me to know!


Alaska/Hawaii / Re: Alaska -Dalton Highway
« on: December 30, 2021, 03:23:47 pm »
How is the weather in June compared to August?
Is there many tourist in june, already?

Midwest / Re: IOWA
« on: December 30, 2021, 03:17:00 pm »
Thanks for good information about bicycling in Iowa!
I am reading it with great interest!
Yes, there is no special need for me to be bicyckling, in general, at the peak turist seasong/ summer peak time.
I rather fancy the bicyle tours with a little less people, so to say.

Ok, so the dream about Iowa being very flat can now be crashed =)=)=).

How is the weather in September and early october in comparison to april and may?
These campsite and park camps, do you know if they hade shower and toilet facilities, or are they more like "stealth camping"?

ohh....I better learn some russian language then, if I pass by that Kruschtnov -farm =)

Midwest / Re: IOWA
« on: December 29, 2021, 04:02:17 pm »
Hi jamawani!
Thanks for your text. I will gladely read it!
I am from Swede.
My bicycle trips has been in Europe, and offcourse Sweden. All trips has been during summertime.

(nu  = the swedish word for "now", " right now")

Alaska/Hawaii / Alaska -Dalton Highway
« on: December 29, 2021, 03:43:50 pm »
Good evening!
I wonder,  of your experience, what is the best time of the year to bicycle the Dalton Highway in Alaska, in respect to the weather conditon and bicycle conditions?
From north to south the Dalton Highway.
When does the turists starting coming? this a dangerous bike ride, regarding bears and wild animals?

Looking forward to read about your experience of the Dalton Highway and Alaska!!

Midwest / IOWA
« on: December 29, 2021, 03:31:56 pm »
Hi there!
I have never been bicycling in the USA, but I want to start planning to bicycling in the USA.
I want to bike thru the state of IOWA. East to west or, west to east.
So, I am interested in your experience from biking in IOWA ( and USA).
For exampel,, which kind of roads is prefferable? Where can you camp with your tents? Campinggrounds are they common?
Which is the best time of the year to bicycle in Iowa? (no need to bike during the peaking turist season. Less tourist= More pleasure!=)
Thanks in advance,

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