It appears that Bubba is the one not honoring his contract if he fails to provides come July. His policy his that if a rider cancels prior to May 20, the rider will be charged a $300 fee. He appears the party who is cancelling, however. Had I planned to ride with him, I would be happy to fly to Florida to take him to small claims court.
This. I’ve never really thought or cared about the DMR does with their profits for the ride. I’m a Californian, so I come to Iowa to enjoy the ride, but I’ve also assumed that the presence of 20,000 riders in small towns across the state is, in itself, a positive financial gain for the people of Iowa. If the DMR pockets proceeds, it probably…[Read more]
I come to Iowa as a card carrying left coast progressive and I know that many of the Iowans I meet each year have vastly different political views than I do. But for that one week every summer, all that goes out the window and we get to be people who like bikes, community, and pie. I worry this has been ruined.
As a Californian, this always strikes me as odd. I mean, I’ve done it, but it seems weird to travel to Iowa to eat Mexican food. I guess it’s better than 40 years ago when you couldn’t even find a taco in the Midwest…
This. Local Iowa politics don’t mean much to out-of-staters, and if they do, we can put them aside. I’ve ridden through Steve King’s district and the world didn’t end. Riding Ragbrai when you don’t support the Register will also not bring about the apocalypse.
Wow, you don’t like a lot of things about Ragbrai.
Is beaded roadkill even a thing? I’m not sure I remember even seeing any roadkill.
Ragbrai, as has often been said, is what you make it. We charter (PBV) because it makes the logistics of coming half way across the country easier; I have my favorites of the well-known vendors I’m sure to stop…[Read more]