The right call. Unfortunate but the right one. Just bummed I have to wait to ride my 37th.
What if they were to hold RAGBRAI 48 July 18-24, then run RAGBRAI 49 the following week?
Logistics would be rough, but anything is possible.
A little over 20 years ago while riding RAGBRAI,and eating a lot of pie, a buddy, and I came up with a pie song after “American Pie”
My, my Scott is the pie guy.
He really likes the cherry, and the rhubarb is alright
Little old ladies asking which one he’ll buy, and Scott says “this will be the pie that I buy”.
I remember back in the early 80’s riding RAGBRAI, and at the main campgrounds a group of Ham radio operators would set up shop, and you could send a message to whoever for free. I think it was 25 words or less.
Just an FYI, Gannett bought the DSM Register in 1985 months before we were getting ready for and epic RAGBRAI XIII.
I’ve ridden 36 of the last 37 RAGBRAI’s, and this entire situation has driven me nuts.
If you don’t mind another suggestion. For 34 RAGBRAI’s I slept on either some sort of pad or air mattress. Last year on this forum, someone suggested the Go-Kot. I checked it out, bought one direct, and loved it. Some of best sleep I’ve had on RAGBRAI. It sets up,and tears down in a minute, it’s fairly light weight, and took up less space than…[Read more]
It’s a nice route around the lake that we’ve done a number of times.
If you want to talk about loops, in 1996 we had an option to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Iowa being added to the Union. From Lake Mills to Charles City, a fantastic 150 miles on an incredible day.
About 1100 people did it, and on Team Skunk, we had about 10 of us ride it.…[Read more]
About once a year I’ll go knocking on doors to buy a shower from a local. In 35 RAGBRAI’s I’ve been turned down just a handful of times. I use my own towel, soap, leave at least 5 bucks, and make sure to respect their property, and leave the place bit cleaner than I found it.
I find a lot of times the homeowners like to chat and learn a bit…[Read more]
I remember Pella all to well in 1984. 102 miles that day from Adel -That was back in the good old days before the optional century loop. Rear der cable broke going into town. We lost our rainfly in Creston a few days before, and wouldn’t you know it, it rained all day, and night.