RAGBRAI LI Route Announced on Jan. 27!

The Full Route

Just got my Des Moined Sunday Register … The Full Route is out!

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Anonymous, March 11, 2012 at 5:57 am

Gee … I guess you can see the same thing on the blog in the upper left hand corner …. I feel a little silly … oh well!

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pedalpushinmama, March 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

I cannot get my map to load under BLOG – anyone else having this issue?

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pedalpushinmama, March 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

I cannot get the map to load under BLOG – anyone else having this issue?

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rjjensenia, March 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

I was having the same problem until I found this link. It should take you to the full route.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/assets/pdf/RagbraiRoute.pdf

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Zinger, March 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

Wow! This year is going to be a blast from the past for me!! Went to grade school in Lehigh, lived in Jewell back in my college days, worked in both Vinton and Shellsburg. To say that I’m excited is an understatement!!

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Sandaltan ., March 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Did ya ever seine minnows in Holiday Creek Zinger??? Ahhhhh….Lehigh, some of my roots are there.

Ride Right

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Zinger, March 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Can’t say that I did, ST. I lived about 45 minutes away and had to ride the bus every day for a long, long time! My brother-in-law, Terry Johnson, grew up there. Do you know him? His dad was Robert. I remember he and my sister taking me to Dino’s when they were dating.

Saw Summer Shandy on the shelves at Target today. More than ready to crack a few open with you!!

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Ragbrai Nation, March 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Zinger: Wow! This year is going to be a blast from the past for me!! Went to grade school in Lehigh, lived in Jewell back in my college days, worked in both Vinton and Shellsburg. To say that I’m excited is an understatement!!

Cool I used to fly skydivers to altitude in Vinton. Many years ago I delivered wholsale produce to a mom & pop grocery store on Lehigh’s main street. Are you familiar who’s store that might have been, Zing? Can’t wait to check out that little town again after all these years.

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tripld, March 12, 2012 at 5:32 am

Have been waiting for the full route announcement. Was born in Lake City Iowa 45 years ago. Havent been back there in…..45 years! This is going to be very cool for me, wish my mom was still alive. Thanks RAGRAI!!

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tripld, March 12, 2012 at 5:34 am

….*RAGBRAI

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knees36, March 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

Can’t believe they’re taking us along that stretch of IA#175. I have driven it weekly for years now going to Woodbine, that is until recently. Lots of nice towns to visit…Auburn~a past citizen donated money recently (like a million or so) to the town to refurbish Main Street and it looks like a million bucks now!!! Lake City~the overnight for Soggy Monday’s ride in 1981 and a beautiful town, nice city square and some gorgeous older homes, Lohrville and Farnhamville~smaller towns but well kept, more than worthy of our visit there. Gowrie~another larger town with a beautiful city park and a past visit by RAG that was top-notch for entertainment and food. Let’s not forget colorful Stratford on the loop, a really neat town and nice business district…I’ve wanted RAG to go through there for years. Dayton, also on the loop and home of the famous Dayton Rodeo days and a nice golf course if any of the riders are hauling their golf clubs along with them. And Lehigh~a colorful town along the DM River with a nice downhill into town (be sure to apply your brakes early because Main Street and the businesses are right at the bottom of the hill) and then the climb out of town that is almost like Potter’s Hill (a long, winding hill that is steep and curving so you can’t see the top until you’re almost there.) Lastly, there’s the tiny burg of Homer, Webster County’s first county seat, now just a home or two and a church and a small engine business (at least when I was thru Homer years ago) and the last town on the way to Webster City. It’s going to be a fun day of riding.

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Bobthebiker, March 12, 2012 at 11:12 am

Very surprised that the route planners passed on the opportunity to ride the Grant Wood Scenic Byway from Anamosa to just past Maquoketa (sp) on Day 7. It’s one of my favorite rides…. Just might have to ride to the beat of a different drummer that day.

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jwsknk, March 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

coming into Lehigh from the south, flat & along side the DM River for awhile before reaching town. After a big downhill that is. I think it’s more like Twister Hill, 3 in all like that if you do the loop.

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Zinger, March 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I’m planning to do the loop. Haven’t been in Dayton since my sister and I rode our horses in the parades there back in the day. My sis was rodeo queen several years.

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Sandaltan ., March 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Zinger:
Can’t say that I did, ST. I lived about 45 minutes away and had to ride the bus every day for a long, long time! My brother-in-law, Terry Johnson, grew up there. Do you know him? His dad was Robert. I remember he and my sister taking me to Dino’s when they were dating.

Saw Summer Shandy on the shelves at Target today. More than ready to crack a few open with you!!

Summer Shandy on the shelf???? Kinda like the first robin, a sure sign of summer.

Zinger: Webster County has a whole bunch of Johnsons!!! Don’t place Terry or Robert but my memory is not what it used to be. Looking forward to this leg of the ride. When you come into Lehigh from the south you cross Crooked Creek not Holiday Creek; my mistake.

RIDE RIGHT

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