RAGBRAI XLIII Countdown – July 19-25, 2015
Friends of RAGBRAI

Blog

The twister and the tent



Pastor David MacDonald reports in with this story from Red Oak…

I am pastor of Faith Community Church in Red Oak, Iowa. We’re housing approximately 2,000 RAGBRAI’ers. In the early afternoon, a sudden dust devil pulled up several tents and one went airborne and landed on our steeple.

I thought you’d get a kick out of the pictures.

27 Responses on “The twister and the tent

RAGBRAI 2009 in a nutshell « Greensporten

July 29, 2009 at 11:42 am

[…] Mini-tornado in camp (pictures here). […]

Dwight Christensen

August 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I took several pictures too. One pic is when the owner of the tent came back just as the firefighters with the ladder truck were getting the tent off the steeple. I had the owner hold up his hand as if he was holding the tent in the air. I suggested to the AirForce that they should give this guy a choice between two awards, either tent stakes or a slingshot to shoot down his tent next time a twister takes it away. 😉

Profile photo of V8hemimom

V8hemimom

December 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Talk about Faith!

Jack Liike

January 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

Turns out the tent belonged to one of the Team Air Force members – those guys can fly ANYTHING can’t they!!!!

Norberto Drozdowski

July 29, 2010 at 1:50 am

You lost me, buddy. I mean, I suppose I get what youre saying. I get where youre coming from. But you just seem to have forgotten that you will discover folks out there who can see this issue for what it really is and could possibly not agree with you. You seem to alienate a whole bunch of individuals who could possibly have been fans of your website.

party tents

August 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

party tents

camping in athens

May 28, 2014 at 12:33 am

Hello there! I just want to give you a big thumbs up
for the great information you have here on this post. I’ll be
coming back to your website for more soon.

Leave a Reply

Advertisement

Latest Blog Posts

  • Happy Armed Forces Day

    Happy Armed Forces Day to all of those who answered the call to serve. Each summer, all of the branches of our military have several large and small teams of ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: The 4H's of RAGBRAI

    This year's RAGBRAI goes through north-central Iowa, somewhat south of Clarion, Iowa. One of Clarion's claims to fame is that it is the birthplace of the 4-H symbol. ...

  • How RAGBRAI Began!  Unearthed Photos from Karras and Kaul's 1971 Ride that Spawned RAGBRAI

    Vintage photos were discovered of Donald Kaul and John Karras bicycling the rural Iowa roads in 1971, two full years before our official two-wheeled genesis.

  • RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

    When reading about improving cycling fitness, you may see the terms used to describe how to train: Frequency, Intensity and Duration, or Time (sometimes referred to as FIT). ...

  • 2015 RAGBRAI Expo Gearing Up with Great Vendors!

    RAGBRAI Expo is where RAGBRAI begins! Plan to attend the annual RAGBRAI Expo on Saturday, July 18 at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa from noon until 9 ...

  • Bike MS: Iowa, Saturday, June 27

    Don’t just ride, Bike MS! Ride 25, 50 or 75 miles, and celebrate your finish with live music and free beer from Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny Iowa! Bike MS is unlike any ...

  • RIDE RIGHT Safety Tips: TIP #1 The RIGHT Stuff

    If you have committed to riding RAGBRAI this year, it all starts with Tip #1, the RIGHT stuff. And when I say stuff, I mean bicycle. Every RAGBRAI ...

  • Don’t fly with your bike, have it shipped to RAGBRAI!

    If you are flying to the start of RAGBRAI, avoid the hassle and ship your bike.  Any one of these bike shipping companies are ready and able to ship your ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

    Spring is here and it is time to get serious about your preparation for RAGBRAI. It is a mere 15 weeks away so it is time to start building ...

  • Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX will be Rocking in Hiawatha!

    Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert showcases all the STYX ...

Latest Videos

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz points out highlights of the pass-through towns along the route cyclists will follow July 19 to 25, 2015.

  • RAGBRAI director T.J. Juskiewicz previews the 8 towns that the ride has never touched.

  • Tune in to RAGBRAI.com this weekend to be the first to know the details of this year's route. RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz shares when the rookie pass through towns, full route map will be announced.

  • RAGBRAI director TJ Juskiewicz annouces the 2015 overnight towns. Ride will start in Sioux City and end in Davenport.

  • The Register's Kyle Munson and Michael Morain attempt to get an early look at the 2015 RAGBRAI route

  • We are excited to reveal our new logo for RAGBRAI XLIII and 2015! If you join us on our ride across the state next year, you’ll be sure to see welcoming Iowans, lots of farmland and… well you’ll just have to watch the video to find out.

  • Bicyclist Shawn Gosch of Onawa was hit and killed June 20, 2014, by a motorist on Iowa Highway 7 west of Manson. Under Iowa law, the driver of the vehicle was charged with a misdemeanor for unsafe passing and fined little more than $1,550.

  • Look back on the ride of 2014 in this video highlight reel.

  • A group of friends from Canada spent the week on RAGBRAI and recount their best moments.

  • As RAGBRAI XLII comes to an end, friends from California talk about the emotion behind dipping their tires into the Mississippi River at the end of the ride.

Find us socially

Email Signup

Sign up for the latest RAGBRAI news and notes (if there is no news in a day, you won’t get an e-mail).

© 2015 RAGBRAI | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy