I was out riding yesterday and noticed something lying in the road, and swerved to avoid it. Unfortunately, I swerved out in front of a police officer, who pulled me over and started to write me a citation for an unsafe lane deviation.
When I walked him back to where I swerved and showed him why I swerved — someone had apparently spilled a box…[Read more]
It was a wet, cold, rainy day on RAGBRAI when I met a guy huddled under a canopy trying to stay out of the rain. I asked him how it was going, and he said, “Lousy! It’s raining, I’m soaking wet, and I didn’t think to take my raincape out of my luggage before I loaded it onto the truck this morning. I’ve already had three flat tires today, my fr…[Read more]
1. You can ride your bicycle any time you want to.
2. You can even ride your bicycle in public!
3. You don’t have to buy your bicycle dinner or drinks before you can ride it.
4. If you do take your bicycle to dinner, you only have to pay for one person.
5. You don’t have to meet your bicycle’s p…[Read more]
Two rural men got their stimulus checks. One of them bought a cow, and the other one bought a bicycle. When they next talked to each other (over the phone, of course — social distancing, y’know), they told each other what they had done with their money. The guy who bought the bicycle said, “Y’know, you’re going to look funny as heck trying…[Read more]
Guy got stopped for speeding in his car, so of course the cop wrote him a ticket. A couple of days later the guy went to the courthouse to pay the ticket, and after he got done the clerk gave him a receipt.
The driver said, “And just what am I supposed to do with this?”
The clerk said, “Save them. When you get five more, we take away your car a…[Read more]
Back in the good old days when I rode, people would ask me that too. I told them that on RAGBRAI you didn’t get rained out, you got rained on. So the correct answer SHOULD be that if it rains, you get wet.
However, most people nowadays will hole up someplace dry and use their cellphones to call their support team, spouse/significant other, or…[Read more]
RAGBRAI may not have ‘provided’ the beer, but as far back as the 1990s RAGBRAI did have agreements with Miller Lite, Chevrolet trucks, Kum ‘n Go, and several other corporate partners (or “Friends of RAGBRAI”, as I believe they were called during that time). I’m sure a fair amount of money, compensation in kind (like Chevy providing the vehicles f…[Read more]