The point is not whether or not the IBC deserves our support – it most certainly does. Nor is the point that RAGBRAI (by charging a fee) is attempting to replace at least some of the money that used to go to the IBC from the RAP attendees’ registration fees – that is exactly what RAGBRAI is trying to do. The point that upsets me (and I think…[Read more]
The RAGBRAI Kodak Moment that rises to the top of all my memories happened last year. My daughter and I had just left Casey and were heading east up a small incline on the historic White Pole Road. Since it had been “our turn to drive our SAG vehicle to the half way point” (where we left it for others to pick up) we were well ahead most of the…[Read more]
Another month has gone by – we are that much closer to being back on RAGBRAI!
A couple of months ago we shared memories of our first RAGBRAIs and last month it was thoughts about things that could have happened only on RAGBRAI (those threads are still open – add to them anytime). This month let’s share that one image from RAGBRAI that is just so…[Read more]
In my 17 years of RAGBRAI I have encountered lots of things that COULD ONLY HAPPEN ON RAGBRAI but the event that stands on the very pinnacle of that list happened on Day 2 of 2006. That day we were traversing the 75 miles from Ida Grove to Audubon on a easterly but mostly southerly course. And true to RAGBRAI traditions we somehow had found the…[Read more]
RAGBRAI 2021 is still a long way off. We already know the route so we can’t fill our days speculating about where we might be going. Didn’t have a ride this year so there is nothing to cheer/gripe/comment about from 2020. It could be a long fall and winter before RAGBRAI Fever starts to reemerge! So to help pass the hours/days/weeks/months that…[Read more]
Just curious – Has anyone received their voucher? No one on my team has. I have an email all ready to go to Andrea but I thought I would check here first in case the vouchers that were supposed to go out last week somehow didn’t. If some of the vouchers did get out and ours got overlooked then I will contact Andrea – other than that I can wait…[Read more]
The 1994 Double Loop question caught my eye and evoked a bit of nostalgia. 94 was my first RAGBRAI and I remember absolutely nothing about the double loop. However that day is etched in my mind as clearly as if it were yesterday.
My older brother had ridden every RAGBRAI since the second year. Even though I had done considerable biking in…[Read more]
Been following the Register’s Meeting Town Trivia. Thus far I have been able to follow their clues to guess all the meeting towns EXCEPT for the life of me I just can’t see how the clues for Center Point work. Those clues seem to point me to Wyoming, IA – which I know can’t be right since Oxford Junction is the meeting town for Day 6. I’d…[Read more]
Everything you said – maybe more. Got both maps, have a file drawer filled with routes maps and daily elevation profiles for every ride since 2004. Almost went into mourning as I contemplated that I might be getting too old (75)to ride it this year. Yes I am obsessed with RAGBRAI. And I am proud to admit it.