RAGBRAI Co-Founder and Syndicated Columnist Donald Kaul Sees the End of the Road Approaching
The thoughts and prayers of the RAGBRAI Nation are with Donald Kaul and his family.
by Kyle Munson
Iowa Columnist for the Des Moines Register
Donald Kaul, the journalist renowned both for his polarizing columns and for co-founding the cultural institution that is the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), is dying.
Of course all of us inch closer to the grave with every breath. Some of us have felt the end was nearing as we gasped up RAGBRAI’s steepest hills. And I can imagine Kaul feeling like he wants to die each time our president goes on Twitter to brag about his bigger button.
Sadly, I mean that Kaul is sick, so sick that he expects to die within the year. The prostate cancer that he has battled finally metastasized into his skeleton. Treatment has ended.
to read Kyle’s full column, https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/columnists/kyle-munson/2018/01/11/ragbrai-co-founder-and-syndicated-columnist-donald-kaul-sees-end-road-approaching/1011495001/