Day 2: Rain started early in the morning in Storm Lake. It was kind of cold and looked bad. Poor choice if you started early. I get out at 8:30 and the rain stopped before I reached the first town.
Day 4: Heavy and very cold rain in the middle of the day. Fortunately, majority of our group were just a quarter mile away from the meeting down Vinton. We gathered by our bus, put on extra laye of jacket and waithed the rain passed.
Day 2: Only a quick and short shower late afternoon when most of riders were already in overnight town Creston.
Day 4: The heaviest downpour I experience on RAGBRAI. t was in the morning. I was racing against the coming rain. Fortunately, I reached the town Rockwell when the downpour started. I just drank a couple of beer in the Legion’s Hall and waited the rain over.
Day 4: Overnight at Newton. The thunder and strong wind were scary. Our driver told us to get into our tents to use our body to hold our tents.
Day 1: The early morning rain in Council Bluff made the start of the week look bad. But it wasn’t too bad. By the time we reached the meeting town, I was able to take off my wet jersey shorts. And the second half to overnight town was a short one? I remember I just ride with my un-padded swimming trunks.
Day 6: A light show or mist in the evening in overnight town DeWitt.