i rode to dan's house and the first thing out of my mouth was, "i want to do something different today." i like the glendale out and back, but i was ready to explore.
we started out to ride directly to iuka and then meander through the countryside, but a train across the tracks sent us around the block and back to the east. we took highway 61 north to 30th and then went west to 281. from there it was a quick 2 or 3 miles north to iuka.
we rode past the town to 60th, so i could see where the next paved road was and then turned and rode south into town on 281. dan showed me the house with "the" dog, but "the" dog didn't show itself. i'm hoping i never meet the crazy mutt.
we rode into town past the hot and cold water towers and turned east on school street. from there it was a quick downhill and a shallow uphill, a couple of corners and then home. (17.71 miles @ 17.1mph)