Just to add a bit, there are always opportunities out there and if you can take advantage, do. That is part of Ragbrai looking for them. The man running for Gov. last year was pouring free drinks so we were always looking for him. Usually several people handing out free something along the way. Stop and enjoy. Talk with them for a bit and buy something if they have something for sale. A lot of the time, they are just promoting something with nothing expected in return. I have had several say the sooner they get ride of it the sooner they get to start riding. I just say, pour me another then. It is truly 8 days that are very enjoyable every year. This year my dad, brother, and nephew are joining me. I know my dad did the 25th and is really looking toward the 50th. He has not missed many in between and hope he can enjoy several more. We even combined his 78th birthday with a Ragbrai watch party Saturday.