“Don’t understand the anger..” Me neither Jboz. I live in Iowa and now have not just one but two week long rides to chose from. What is bad about that? I am reminded of the little book “Who Moved My Cheese” except no cheese has been moved, no rider has been affected except for the emotional fear that change generates. Fear can become anger and anger can become hate. Noticeable on the forum is a near lack of posts by newbies looking for information on RAGBRAI, I think the rancor has kept them away.