Well I’ll be missing RAGBRAI this year and it’s killing me. Seems I have a herniated disc in my neck which is pressing a nerve that goes to my arm which is causing pain and weakness in the arm. The surgeon is going to replace the disc with an artificial one. This is a really common surgery so since I’ve always gotten good responses from the riders on this forum, I thought I would see if anyone reading this has had this surgery and if it affected their riding afterwards? My plans are to pick up on RAGBRAI next year and every year thereafter until I ride off into that final sunset.