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Started 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago by mootsman
Latest reply from zabo 7 months, 1 week ago ago

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  • TJ,

    Here’s a thread for our wish list for 2014….

    My wish list items are:

    1) A longer then average route with a shorter last day.

    2) Getting Pastafari to return

    3) A ride over the border into Minnesota for part of 1 day’s ride including a pass-through town (that old 1 newspaper doesn’t tread into another newspaper’s territory, let’s get beyond that in this age of “.com”s)


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #628788

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  • 3) though would probably involve another states DOT and Highway patrol and/or at least 1 or 2 county Sheriff department’s and county engineers cooperation.


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #628789

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  • I will add my wish list to Mootsman’s (with which I agree):

    (1) An East to West Route.
    (2) A return of Mama Raphaels.


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #628790

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  • The solution to Iceman’s Minnesota detour is simple. Iowa needs to aquire the southern Minnesota territory, temporarily if needs be. After all, the Hawkeyes secured the Floyd of Rosedale trophy this year, picking up a southern county or two from MN should be part of the deal!

    Border conflicts!, you gotta love ‘em. I dig the way your thinking outside the box Iceman.


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #628796

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  • mootsman said: “3) A ride over the border into Minnesota for part of 1 day’s ride including a pass-through town (that old 1 newspaper doesn’t tread into another newspaper’s territory, let’s get beyond that in this age of “.com”s)”

    Shoot, why stop there?  Why not start in South Dakota or Nebraska, and once we hit the Mississippi keep on going to finish in either Wisconsin or Illinois?  I’m sure Prairie du Chien would love to have us (not!).

    In fact, if you worked on it I bet you could figure out a route that starts in South Sioux City (NE) and then goes north into SD before crossing the Big Sioux River into Sioux City IA.  Once in Iowa you can quickly jog north to maybe catch Minnesota around the Worthington area before dropping back into Iowa and continuing east to Dubuque.  But instead of calling it quits on the island by the dog track/casino, we instead cross the Julien Dubuque bridge into East Dubuque (IL) and head for a final stop at Dickeyville (WI).  Just think!! Longer than usual, and we manage to hit seven states in just a week.

    Sheeshkabibble!


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #628987

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  • Yes – the Minnesota thing is Mootsman’s idea. I think it would be fun but it’s not really my priority. I’m cool with the idea that RAGBRAI is for the benefit of all the folks in Iowa. I just wish it were really run that way. East to West!!


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #629238

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  • This thread is intended for everyone to add their wish list items. So add some of yours. I’d like seeing other’s wish list items like Iceman’s…


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #629317

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    Sandaltan
  • Tailwinds, plentiful rhubarb pie and icy cold three dollar PBR tall boys.

    RIDE RIGHT


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #629468

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  • 1. A true century day, not just the loop.
    2. A river route for the last day. Something like Guttenberg to Dubuque.

    As long as the beer is cold, the rest will fall into place…


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #629548

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  • Sorry, SFC, they will never approve a north to south route. It’s not “traditional.”


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #629560

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  • One year ending in guttenberg the last 10+- miles was along the river. And the year into sabula had a longer stretch, maybe 15 miles in the river valley. One time into burligton from the north but 2-5 miles from the river for that 14+- miles. And my wish list item, ALLAMAKEE County. Then after 32 RAGBRAI’s I will finally have all 99 counties.


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    Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago ago #629599

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  • 1) Longer route, 500-550 miles would be nice
    2) Diagonal route, NW to SE or SW to NE.
    3) River ride sounds cool.


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    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago ago #632469

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  • 1. Longer flat route w. tail winds(long as I’m wishing)
    2. Over night in Muscatine (usually an end town)
    3. Last day scenic river route Muscatine to Davenport or Bettendorf or Le Claire or where ever.


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    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago ago #632659

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  • Free beer. NB’s 1554 if ya don’t mind.

    RIDE RIGHT


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    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago ago #632660

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  • I’m wishing for a nice, long, Northern route. I’d also like a repeat of the 2013 weather. how about some great beer drinking Kurbs and maybe lots of attractive women!!!!!


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    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago ago #632770

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