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Reply To: What is the issue around town shut down times?

direwolf, January 29, 2022 at 9:04 pm

Safety? Sure. Logistical efficiency? OK. But I think we should visit a heretofore undiscussed concept: shunting maximum disposable income to the overnight town. I have no quarrel with that concept, given what an overnight town goes through to host RAGBRAI. Why else would we get booted at 1:30 PM halfway through a 40-mile day into Indianola? Will that happen again on the presumably short days Pocahontas –> Emmetsburg and Mason City–> Charles City? Fond RAGBRAI reminisces are rife with accounts of nooks in pass-through towns and roadsides. Almost no one waxes poetic about the carnage in overnight towns. Riders set to ride at daybreak, I guess, are willing to miss Hair Ball’s last set. Then too, it’s all good.

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