RAGBRAI LI July 20 -27, 2024

Did you ride today?

I just checked the Iowa weather and I’m glad I live in Kentucky!  It was 70 degrees here this morning when I rode, with winds from the South at 16-22 MPH, gusting to 30.  It was fun riding that wind at my back!

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Amanda, February 20, 2011 at 9:09 am

We have freezing rain/thunderstorms here this morning. Kinda of bizarre but it’s typical Iowa weather!

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“Bicycle Bill”, February 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Since 3:00 AM we have gotten something like four inches of fresh new white stuff and it is still coming down, so no riding today. To make things even more interesting, tomorrow is both a legal holiday (President’s Day) as well as a state furlough day (thanks a lot, former-Gov. Doyle!).  Wonder if the road crews will even be out for anything but the main highways until Tuesday?

And if they aren’t, then parts of Wisconsin will get a quick look at what will happen if new governor Walker gets his way and guts the state employee system.  Sure, it might save taxpayers money in terms of salary and benefits, but at what cost to quality of services?

-“BB”-

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ts, February 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Nice weather here this weekend (well, nice for winter, anyway).  Yesterday was mid-50s with a strong southerly wind.  It was sunny though, and it felt like mid-60s. So far today it’s only up to 40, partially overcast, with a 20-30 MPH northerly wind.  A little chillier ride this morning, but any day on the bike is a good day!

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kicks9, February 21, 2011 at 9:20 am

I forgot to post Friday, but I rode Friday outside woohoo.  First outside ride of the year.  Was good to be back on the real bike outside.  21 miles on the trail was nice.  Weird riding while the lake is still frozen and snow along the trail.

Looking forward to getting out much more often and getting ready for RAGBRAI.

Kicks

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John L, February 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm

In the sunny south it is in the 70’s…rode a very hard 50 miles Sunday…feeling it today…my brother came over and did the first  20 with me.  I am still feeling it today.

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ts, February 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm

kicks9 said: Weird riding while the lake is still frozen and snow along the trail.

Keep at it – you’ll get used to it!

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october1165, February 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I rode on my trainer for 30mins tonight and 30 last night, the veiw and temp. inside is mucher warmer than outside. I’m gonna ride another 30 mins in awhile. Considering I’ve not been a rider, I think this is a good start :)
Can’t wait for my first outside ride. I plan on rideing to the next town.

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Sandaltan ., March 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Fifty miles today.  I wonder how many the Bud Man did today?

RIDE RIGHT

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Michrider !!!, March 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Sandaltan said: Fifty miles today.  I wonder how many the Bud Man did today?

RIDE RIGHT

D.A.M.N. ST, I love that pic, almost as much as my 2010 pic from Quasqueton!!!!!  BTW, all day rain in Kain Tuckee, did a one hour spin class tonight!!!!  Drinking my Bud Light right now (trying to lose a pound before Saturday night’s pie party)!

 

 

 

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Ragbrai Nation, March 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Maybe getting the Bacchetta out of the hangar tomorrow for the first time this year. Forecast: 50 deg F. with wind.  Hmm.

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benherr, March 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Got in 33 miles with 33 mph wind. Love it. Only the 3rd ride so far this year. Gotta get a move on. But I’ll be ready.

ben

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Gypsy Rose, March 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Another half a foot of snow . . . aaargh!

No sap running, and damn sure no bicycling!

Soon . . .

~ Kevin

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Phil1961, March 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I have not been out to ride this year,
I bought a new bicyle for RAGBRAI,
I need to get motivated!!!

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Sandaltan ., March 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Gypsy Rose said: Another half a foot of snow . . . aaargh!

No sap running, and damn sure no bicycling!

Soon . . .

~ Kevin

Split one more cord of wood and spring will be there.  I am sure.

RIDE RIGHT………..Eh?

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1988 Hawkeye, March 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Rode 25 miles before work this morning – rain, sun and LOTS of wind – was rewarded with a double rainbow :)  Got some good hill riding in – sooooo excited about July!!!

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