A tandem rider is stopped by a police car.
“What’ve I done, officer?” asks the rider.
“Perhaps you didn’t notice, sir, but your wife fell off your bike half a mile back . . .”
“Oh, thank God for that,” says the rider – “I thought I’d gone deaf!”
If you want to argue politics, knock yourself out. Just realize 45% of the country feels one way about the president and 45% feel another way. 10% have no idea who the president is. This is argued on websites EVERYWHERE, and it seems sad to add the RAGBRAI forum to the list. I have never seen anyone post, in response to an argument say, “My…[Read more]
No look here, RAGBRAI, waiting until the end of the month is NOT COOL. March madness is cancelled, bratty kids are home all day, grocery shelves are bare, the wife is freaking out because she has one 6-pack of toilet paper remaining and all the bars are closed. The only thing we can look forward to in late March is sitting on the couch with a…[Read more]
The “Parkersburg Eclipse News-Review” newspaper is reporting that Parkersburg IA will be the meeting town on Wednesday, July 22 (Iowa Falls to Waterloo day). They are also stating that Ackley and Aplington will be pass though towns, generally following Highway 57. This is very, very similar to the Eldora to Cedar Falls/ UNI day in 2015.
If you simply did RAGBRAI there is 47 years of trial and error and plenty of people on this forum who can advise you on how to fly to Iowa with a bike in tow. With the addition of this second ride, all is brand new to everyone and you’ll probably see solutions proposed over the next several months. It will more than likely involve a charter…[Read more]
I am extremely confident it is going to go through Des Moines. It has been quite a few years since it has.
I think you’re right except I’d predict they are saving Des Moines for the 50th anniversary year. Just think how cool it would be to camp on the grounds of the State Capitol? That takes some serious planning, though. To travel into the…[Read more]
No matter what the route is, we ALL need to lobby for Lytton, Iowa (pop. 305) to be on the route as a pass-through town. In 47 years these folks have never participated in RAGBRAI and they want to! They have created a Facebook page named “Let’s put Lytton on the RAGBRAI map”. They posted several photos of them delivering and feeding Anne and…[Read more]
If this is true the poor residents of Monticello have their work cut out for them as the Ego Ride overnights there on July 12. They’ll barely get done cleaning the streets when a larger horde arrives from the west on July 25.
I’ve never used them, but I have heard nothing but good things about Pork Belly Ventures. Tell you what, I gained a huge amount of respect for PBV when, after this October brouhaha, PVB announced their continued support for RAGBRAI within a day or two. None of this “well, let’s see how this all shakes out” point of view. I’m sure they had a…[Read more]
Bill: Your two Tailwind cans are in the mail to sunny Wisconsin. We drank them (and others) over Christmas and I am altering my previous review: Tailwind is a great tasting beer. We will pop open the remaining two during the route announcement party. Do NOT send postage money, my wife and I are happy to do it.
We’ve used Brancel four times and have always been very satisfied. Their pricing is fair and features other “a la cart” services for anything you need. Transportation to the start town has always been well planned. They take care in finding great camp sites in overnight towns. A pleasant atmosphere is maintained in camp and there are extras…[Read more]
Bill Tourdot: I will send you a couple of empty Tailwind cans, I assume the Post Office may frown upon full ones. In the spirit of “Iowa Nice” and in penance for my crazed, raving commentaries in the great RAGBRAI-IR “debates” in November, there is no cost. Please send me your address through the website’s PM capabilities.