What do you do if you miss getting your stuff on the baggage truck? You find out just how persuasive you can be to try to get someone to schlep the stuff for you. Fortunately, with the number of people/teams who have their own vehicles/shuttles/what-have-you, I suppose a sad, hang-dog look, a $20 bill, and a promise of a couple 12-packs of b…[Read more]
I saw something where ‘legacy’ Microsoft Edge is being replaced with an updated version of Edge. This may be the source of your problems. Updating your browser or changing to another browser like Chrome or Firefox is probably the best fix.
After looking at the map, it appears that for at least one day RAGBRAI will effectively be split into two separate routes – the paved route and the gravel alternative. This does raise a couple of questions, and I wonder if the powers-that-be at RAGBRAI have thoroughly thought them through.
addendum to your post, T. Gap: Illustrations by Ken Ada.
The Great River Road formerly continued north into Canada. There were two routes, one from Bemidji into Ontario and the other from Lake Itasca into Manitoba. The former followed US 71 to the Fort Frances–International Falls International Bridge, then Highway 71 to Longbow Corners on the T…
Considering that we ride from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River, I think a better song choice might have been the Jerry Reed song, “Eastbound and Down” (from the original ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ movie). -“BB”-
Kelly PM said, “For the duration of the dinner, I left the forlorn Shen Ling on the sidewalk leaning against the restaurant with the chain dragging the ground. I didn’t know how I would get it road worthy for the last day’s ride. Best guess was find a chain breaker and shorten the chain to make a single speed out of it. No matter. It was sto…[Read more]
“When has RAGBRAI ever taken the shortest, most direct route from overnight to overnight? 🙂 ”
The first half of 1978 (my first RAGBRAI) was pretty much a straight line from Sioux City to Storm Lake to Humboldt to Iowa Falls to Vinton (a true 100-mile day, without the need for those sissy loops). Then we dropped south to Mount Vernon, backtracked…[Read more]
Have we got room/time for one more ‘Soggy Monday’ story?
Too bad, I’m going to tell it anyway!
RAGBRAI IX was going to be my 4th time across Iowa, and after having completed the three previous treks I felt that I was by now an old hand at this and there wasn’t nuthin’ Iowa could throw at me that I couldn’t handle. I’d ridden in rain before and,…[Read more]
I don’t mean to be a tattle-tale, but I know now that when it comes to game shows you must have been a real high roller. Had you decided to play the magnificent marble machine in the video village, or gone on the great treasure hunt instead of turning to cycling it wouldn’t have taken you long to break the bank, and not even Ben Stein’s money…[Read more]