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Some morons stole the city’s welcome sign.  While morons does not express my true sentiments…… get the idea.  After reading the entire thread I do not believe further speculation on “who done it and how” would be productive. 

I have mailed a ten dollar check to the city of Mitchelville and hope others will feel as strongly as I do. 


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Michrider !!!, August 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

gregonline said: TJ:  please give us an update later this week as to how much they have recieved.

Just as an FYI, TJ does respond to PM’s!


David Elkow, August 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Sent my check.  Hope I included enough for tamper-proof fasteners for the new sign!  Best wishes to Mitchellville, thanks for having us!


gregonline, August 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm

gageplate:  why don’t you just stay away from this thread.  I don’t know about the rest of you but I have had enough  of (Sigh)  from this person.


Jared, August 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Here is a quick update from Mitchellville. As of last Friday there was $135 in checks received.  According to the city official, “This was so nice.  Was a great community of bikers. The thing that impressed me the most was the letters of support.  I will keep you posted.  Thanks so much” Thanks all! TJ


imarunner2, August 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Just sent my donation…


gageplate, August 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm



Jared, September 1, 2011 at 11:01 am

Just a quick update.  Mitchellville has received over $300 in donations to help replace the sign.  They appreciate the funds and the nice notes that they received.  Thanks TJ


Michrider !!!, September 2, 2011 at 6:10 am

Thanks TJ!!!! 


gregonline, September 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

TJ sent me a PM at my request.  Looks like a final count of $340.00 sent in for the missing sign.  But bad everyone not bad at all>


Michrider !!!, October 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm

gregonline said: TJ sent me a PM at my request.  Looks like a final count of $340.00 sent in for the missing sign.  But bad everyone not bad at all>

That’s a good effort showing that we care!!!


eddie_the_ex_cabana_boy, October 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Just a suggestion………………

When the REPLACEMENT SIGN is mounted, just go the extra mile and make sure that it is FASTENED securely to the frame and if that means  incorporating “LARGE HOLES”  (decoratively, of course) you can
run CABLES or CHAINS with LOCKS thru it to keep it from being STOLEN AGAIN!  Since this has been a re-occuring problem.

It might not hurt to have the local police park their squad car  close by to the sign to deter possible thiefs and pranksters. (as well as catch speeding motorists !)

But then again, by the NEXT TIME RAGBRAI passes thru Michellville, perhaps the BUFFOON who stole the sign will have grown up enough to realize what a STUPID CLOWN he (or she was) to steal the sign in the first place.



Ragbrai Nation, October 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I sent Mitchellville a check despite the accusations from them and RAGBRAI. The city cashed the check on August 31st. Not until October 5th and not until the cancelled check arrived home, did they send a thank-you letter. I’m not going to overthink this. I enjoyed the Mitchellville stop immensely during the ride. Just FYI.


Michrider !!!, October 9, 2011 at 5:34 am

Yeah, I got a thank you letter yesterday, nice touch!


gregonline, October 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

My check cleared some time ago, never heard from them and do not care, the effort was the right thing to do.  Hope this year nothing like that happens.


Amanda, October 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I received a thank you – didn’t expect that at all!


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