Alright guys, I’ve been inactive on here for a while, but I’m just starting to get into a RAGBRAI mood. I’m taking a summer class and working 40 hours a week. I can only ride on weekends, so I haven’t trained a whole lot. But on my ride yesterday I felt my RAGBRAI mood! Can you believe it’s only 53 days away???
This would be my 11th, and my Dad’s 29th. Well, today my Dad dropped this bombshell on me. He wants to, or is basically giving me the power to decide if we should, take a family vacation to Florida the week of RAGBRAI. Now I’ve never been there. I’d really like to go! It’d be fun to have a family vacation and load up the car for a cross country trek again. But I missed the last 4 days of RAGBRAI last year so we could drive to LA. I had fun. but I don’t think sitting by the pool or beach is relaxing. I mean it is. Swimming on the beach is fun. Beach life is fun. But call me crazy I have to be active on my vacations. Honestly, I thought the beach in CA was boring. I thought the beach on Galveston Island was boring. I can’t imagine it is much better in FL. I even thought the pool at Caesers Palace was kind of boring. Am I insane? I’m from Sioux City, and honestly it would be a lot easier (Logistically) to just have my family pick me up in MO on their way to FL. But I want to bike!
Any help? I haven’t missed a RAGBRAI in 9 years, and I’ve only missed 1 since I started in 2001.