Happy Springtime, fellow RAGBRAI’ers! It seems like posters on some of the other threads have been getting a little bit testy lately, probably due to a combination of cabin fever and spring fever. To help lighten the mood, I pose this question: What’s your most memorable (positive, negative or both) RAGBRAI sight, sound and/or smell?
My favorite sight occurred in 2013, at the end of my first RAGBRAI. I stopped at the top of the hill by the “Welcome to Fort Madison” sign and saw the Mississippi River stretched out below. Tears of joy over my accomplishment of biking over 400 miles streamed past my ears as I flew down the hill into town and zigzagged my way to the river.
My favorite sound occurred in 2014. The music playing in the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake sure brought back memories of “The Day the Music Died.”
My favorite smell happens every year, it seems. Does anything smell better than grills full of sizzling meat at Mr. Pork Chop?
I could go on and on, but let’s hear from the rest of you.
See you along the I-O-Way in a few short months.