I will be at home in my warm den with a glass of wine, but watching the livestream intently. I know some folks approach it like they love Ragbrai regardless of the route, so the announcement is no big deal. Other’s have a vested interest because they strongly prefer a long vs short route, or a north vs south route, or they are hoping to pass through their hometown. I am just excited to transition from the vague “I will ride Ragbrai this year.” to specifically and obsessively thinking, planning and researching an actual route.
True confession…I have a big roadmap of Iowa mounted to cork board up on the wall, and a box of push-pins at the ready. Yes, I’m that geeked out today.