The purpose of this forum is to shed light, not generate heat. The goal ought to be helping our fellow Ragbrai’ers with whatever Ragbrai/bicycle-related issues and questions they may have.
May I be so presumptuous as to add to TJ’s thoughts from his earlier, well-stated post? I’d include the following re proper behavior on this forum:
1) Treat others as you’d like to be treated. Daddy Woo taught me the Golden Rule when I was a wee little Woo.
2) Politics, defamatory comments and other non-Ragbrai/bicycle matters have no place on this forum.
3) Do not feed the trolls! As much as you’d like to respond to them, resist the temptation. Trolls feed on attention; when you ignore them, they starve, wither, dry up and blow away. Trolls = pigs. As Daddy Woo used to say, “Never wrestle with a pig. You’ll get dirty and the pig will just have fun.”
4) Don’t try to reform a troll/pig. Daddy Woo also said, “Don’t try to teach a pig how to dance. You’ll get frustrated and the pig doesn’t want to learn anyway.”
Now, can we get the forum back on track?
See you along the I-O-Way in only a few more months.