that route looks mostly flat also.
using the street view on google maps, there’s not much shoulder…. but I’m assuming that would be a fairly lightly traveled road? ( unless you get support vehicles going this way, instead of hwy 9)
One more guess…. Im sticking with the first 4 nights. Im still not happy with the last 3-4. I keep thinking Dubuque is the end. Only a few past overnight towns are within a reasonable last days ride of Dubuque.
Orange City, Iowa
Clear Lake, Iowa