http://www.hawkeyebike.com/swine_trek.htm is the link to, yes, Swine Trek. I'm likely to do the 50 mile option on this Saturday, June 23 event (one can do 12, 25, 50, or 100 miles that day)...check out this website if you want to register. (Perhaps we could transit bikes up there together?)
The Trek starts at Pleasant Creek State Rec Area near Palo. I'm intensely curious about why it's named this way; there are no allusions to having to wear a pig hat, or eat sausage, or what...and, strangely enough, there is a CHICKEN dinner from 11-4 connected to it.
Separately, I've had knee issues of some concern this weekend. Last Thursday, my 19 mile ride on the Sac & Fox trail was ok until I did the quarter mile hill on East Post Rd. My knees hurt for two days afterwards. Yesterday, I did 46 miles on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail (it's cool to go under 380, and I've now been to Urbana!) But having had knee surgery last October, I'm starting to wonder. More work and more hills will answer whether I will actually be able to do RAGBRAI, now. We'll see.
All for now;