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Dreaming About 2014

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Started 1 year, 3 months ago ago by Clayhill
Latest reply from Pdiddly 1 year, 3 months ago ago

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    Clayhill
  • Well, since I won’t be returning to Iowa this year, it’s not too early to think about the 2014 route. I’m guessing Onawa to Guttenburg. Hawarden has not been used lately as the start town but it’s just too close to Sioux Center (2012) so the early favorite – to me – is Onawa.


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507205

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    Ed Kanitra
  • and I am sad over the fact that I may not be able to do another RAGBRAI for a while. I need to win Powerball so I can quit my job. :-(


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507212

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  • True, Ed, your first ride is a sizeable undertaking in every aspect from funds, training, logistics, etc., along with a certain level of uncertainty but you’ll find it was all worth it. You going to have the time of your life. Just think… in less than 60 days you’ll find your yourself at Ragbrai EXPO on that certain Saturday. You have set up camp, you’ll have test-ridden your bike, you’ll have had a great supper, a couple of great craft beers, perhaps, and then… you’ll look up at a fading, aqua-blue Iowa sky and contemplate the enormity of the week that lies ahead!


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507219

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    “Bicycle Bill”
  • “and I am sad over the fact that I may not be able to do another RAGBRAI for a while. I need to win Powerball so I can quit my job. :-(”
    OK, Ed; you win the Powerball; just remember who your friends are if I come around to ask you for a couple hundred to help pay my way on the ride.  Deal?

    -”BB”-


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507231

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    Michrider
  • Beebs, I’ll buy the Kurb beer for you and for Ed!!!!!


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507246

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    Clayhill
  • Mich – you did not answer the question. Your opinion on 2014 route?


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507453

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    Michrider
  • iceman: Mich – you did not answer the question. Your opinion on 2014 route?

    Iceman, I think 2014 will be a Northern route!!!


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507767

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    Clayhill
  • Finishing in Guttenberg is about as north as they will go, I think, unless they started in Rock Rapids again – but they did that in 2007. I’m betting on Onawa to Guttenberg.


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507876

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    Sandaltan
  • LeMars will be the start because I love Blue Bunny Ice Cream!!!!

    RIDE RIGHT


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507885

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    tjdale
  • Will end in Bellevue again.


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507886

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    Sandaltan
  • Well, I am glad we have that settled!!!! Now to get my Marriott card out and make the reservations.

    RIDE RIGHT


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #507890

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  • I’d make those reservations for Hawarden, Sibley, Esterville, Algona, Mason City, New Hampton, Decorah and Marquette. Yep a real north route. I know, a lot will say Marquette too small but Sabula managed it, and a lot will probably pack it up at Decorah or the meeting town Waukon.


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #508019

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    Sandaltan
  • I see 4Dodge in the mix.

    RIDE RIGHT


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #508022

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    Clayhill
  • What I’d really like is to do the 1987 route but replace Onawa with Rock Rapids and replace Denison with Storm Lake. It would be a nice change of pace to start way north and stay way north.


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #508025

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  • Is there any particular reason why all of the towns have to be in Iowa other than tradition? I ask because I think Prairie Du Chien would be a great end town to mix it up with.


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #508075

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