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For those of you who love to cycle, knit, cocktail — and repeat!

This is my first time riding RAGBRAI and I’m super excited. I did bike packing when I was a kid, but that was 100 years ago.

Anyone want to join me in knitting at the end of our long days?

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Uncle Kraig, December 12, 2022 at 3:45 pm

I’m not much of a knitter (never once in my life actually) but I must say, if you are doing RAGBRAI at 100 years old, congrats! I met a guy that I think was either 93 or 95 two years ago riding but never anyone 100 or over. See you in July.

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Jboz, December 12, 2022 at 4:18 pm

“cycle, knit, cocktail — and repeat!”

I like this sequence, only minus the knitting. But RAGBRAI can be done in a myriad of different ways. Make it your own…go for it!

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direwolf, December 13, 2022 at 12:25 am

Awwwwwww, that’s just beautiful!

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April Sorenson, December 13, 2022 at 1:39 pm

That could be fun. I’m usually knitting in winter and cycling in summer.

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Lsdaloia, December 13, 2022 at 3:04 pm

@UncleKraig, @Jbox, @direwolf, come and join us. We need great conversation and someone to run cocktails for us so we don’t put our needles down.


@AprilSorenson
let’s do it!

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April Sorenson, December 14, 2022 at 8:02 pm

@Lsdaloia It’ll be fun!

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WanderOne, January 2, 2023 at 3:40 pm

Yes, please! Whatever we craft will have special meaning. I love this idea.

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Lsdaloia, January 2, 2023 at 8:38 pm

Let’s do it!

Anyone leaning towards a certain charter company yet?

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April Sorenson, January 3, 2023 at 4:03 pm

I usually ride with the Out-Of-Staters.

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JohnWE, January 4, 2023 at 4:46 pm

I hate to knit-pick but I think this is a terrible idea but to each his/her own. Visit the overnight towns/square. Meet and talk to the locals – Iowans are super friendly. Have a church dinner. Enjoy the entertainment and support the vendors. Knit not, weave the yarn at home. :)

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WanderOne, January 4, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Wow! Really? Guess we shouldn’t count on you joining us

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Lsdaloia, January 5, 2023 at 11:41 am

Actually, I don’t believe in National Knit in Public Day (in June) because I knit everywhere I go. I can get a few rows in waiting for meals at restaurants, and a whole lot more in during happy hours. I also knit on public transport — especially planes — a lot!
And you know what? Wherever I am, someone is sure to strike up a conversation with me about my craft.
I bet there are a whole lot of knitters up in Iowa in those small towns who will be happy to knit with me as I sample their craft beer and other treats.
As we keep saying, to each their own!

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Kevin Whitford, January 6, 2023 at 12:51 pm

Good for you, Lsdaloia!! That was a very gracious response to someone telling you that your idea was terrible. You are going to have a great RAGBRAI and undoubtedly will get to know more people and have more meaningful conversations because of your knitting not in spite of it.

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Jboz, January 7, 2023 at 9:20 am

This is what makes RAGBRAI great! I’m not a knitter, nor do I ever plan to be a knitter. I assumed that this would generate zero interest, but I was wrong. We all have side interests other than cycling, and it’s nice to see this subgroup come together. I wish you all a great RAGBRAI. If I see a group knitting at the end of the day, I might join you in a cold one. But I won’t knit because it’s just not my thing. Now if there are any die-hard golfers out there….or maybe I should just start another thread :)

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Lsdaloia, January 7, 2023 at 9:45 am

Hi Jboz, I used to be a golfer before I had 4 shoulder operations. Now I’m not so sure I could swing a club for a whole 18 holes. But I could meet up at the 19th with my needles…..

Thanks for your encouragement and see you at RAGBRAI!

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