The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

Canadian Bacon ?

Who else is representing the great white north?
Two From Brooklin Ontario

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Pdiddly, February 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm

the “great white north”?, You must mean America’s Hat! Won’t you guys still be ice fishing in July?



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John Blackman, February 9, 2013 at 7:57 am

Paul where’s the American hospitality we are hoping to inve$t in-in July?:)
My KY Wildcat brother in law once told me after hearing that 90% of our population live within 100 miles of the border, “Ya’ll are like the tick on the back of the Dawg”.
Just be nice we have a lot of oil and water up here. It might come in handy in the future!



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Ragbrai Nation, February 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

What do you do up there besides mush sled dogs? Jk! ha

Brian Sharpe from Alymer, Quebec, is a friend of mine on facebook. He cycles a lot and has been contemplating doing Ragbrai for several years. You could IM him on his page:!/brian.sharpe.967?fref=ts



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Ken Johnson, March 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm

John, didn’t I see on one of your other posts you’re riding with PBV? I am solo with PBV and looking for some endurance cycling Mardi Gras-ers to share the road and a seedy bar or two along the way. There are plenty. Think Calgary Stampede with bikes instead of chuck wagons.



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Sandaltan, March 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Tim Hortons will not be on the route but Caseys will have coffee and donuts.




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Ken Johnson, March 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Dude, those feet are…classic 🙂



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buttercupdog, March 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I grew up partially on Canadian television, since there were only three US channels we could get, but we could get one from Kingston. I love Tim Horton’s.
Go Canada!



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John Blackman, May 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

We are in! Now we are getting really psyched for the big week…any other Canadian connections out there?



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Cyfan, May 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm

My Mother was born in Canada so I have nothing but respect for our neighbors from the “Great White North”.



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jwsknk, May 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

my family left there around 300 years ago, could be real distant relatives Ilse de Orleans, Chateau Richer area, does that count? oh we do have a akunk that I think has duel citizenship



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Robo B, June 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Hi John

We’re heading down to Ragbrai from the T.Dot.

Did you find any other riders going from the land of free health care?



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John Blackman, June 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

Hey Robo B: My wife and I are coming from Brooklin…we are hitting the road after she gets off shift at the free-health-care-dispensary thursday evening and driving 4 or 5 hours. We will do the rest Friday from possibly Toledo or somewhere like it. We got a hotel friday night a few miles north of finish town. We are using PBVentures Charter services…How many in your party and when are you heading out? Have you RAGBRAI’d before?



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Robo B, June 26, 2013 at 9:08 am

Hi John

My wife and I are driving Fri/Sat to Council Bluffs direct with probably a stop in Chi-town for some deep dish pizza. If we are going to be in heart-attack land, we might as well enjoy it. The plan is to be back in the land of free and universal health care before my arteries fully clog up anyway. We plan to do the ride the way John Candy would have wanted to do it : Johnny LaRue style!



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cyclepathe, July 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Howdy all!

Coming down from Winnipeg, looking forward to the ride. Will be with Out of Staters! Driving to Sioux Falls Friday and then the reminder on Saturday.

Hey Robo, hopefully there are no pillows



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Robo B, July 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Those aren’t pillows!Those aren't pillows!



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