I too rode through Soggy Monday. My friend and I were able to buy tall kitchen garbage bags from two guys along the road trying to sell cold fruit juice. Back then very few riders had rain gear. As stated by others there were a lot of riders that don’t ride the whole day but about 2/3’s did. Back then very few didn’t ride the whole week. That year a lot of them stopped and went home. Those of us that did make the whole week know we have done something on RAGBRAI that will probably not be repeated. I would do it again if need be but I hope that is the last time RAGBRAI has such a headwind, rain and cold day.
Corn Bears are people that use the corn fields for there restrooms. It’s been around for years and really should be spelled Corn Bares as in bare skin. Another term you hear is KYBO’s. In the early days the portable toilets were mainly from the KYBO company but they were gone by the late 70’s. The ride has changed a lot since my first one in 1974 but the people are still the fun loving and adventures group they always were. I hope the memories you build are as great as the ones I have and hope to add to.
I hit the 99th county (Lucas) on RAGBRAI 25. I’ve been on 38 RAGBRAI’s with my first in 1974. All have been ridden the whole way.
I’m sorry but there was another offer for the pass I have and it is now sold.
My wife had muscles repaired and can’t make the trip. If you still need the pass we would accept $175. It will still be awhile before we have them in hand but would give you the tag number to help get you started.
My wife had muscles repaired and can make the trip. If you still need them we would accept $175. It will still be awhile before we have them in hand but would give you the tag number to help get you started.
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