The plot thickens! Follow the below link to the DeWitt city council meeting of 11/16/20 and scroll to the end. Item of discussion #25 addresses the RAGBRAI issue. They are concerned with COVID, of course, but are positive to the idea of being an overnight town. One scoop: RAGBRAI will make the ride decision on March 15, 2021.…[Read more]
From meeting town Oxford Junction one could head southeast to De Witt for maybe 10-15 extra miles than what’s figured now for day five. Heading north from De Witt on day 6, one can putz around all day in those hills, even keeping Miles as the meeting town. As the crow flies, De Witt and Clinton are very close but a northeast arc would be, I…[Read more]
Mr. Drake, like any other American, can live wherever the hell he wants to live. I’m sure he has family considerations. If we’ve learned anything the past couple of months it’s that we can easily work remotely. If he wants to fly into Des Moines every 2 weeks and work out of an apartment, that’s certainly a reasonable option.
Anyone care to write the last chapter of the epic poem “Ode to T.J” that was posted on (and deleted from) this forum? I’ll give everyone credit to all who were involved in this chaos. Like cats thrown from a second floor window, everyone seems to have landed on their feet.
This is a question for the RAGBRAI folks. We all assume the final route and the meeting and pass through have been finalized. We’ll also assume that route has not been released in order to discourage a collection of yo-yo’s from actually riding the route the last week of July 2020. That all makes sense, but when do you plan to release it?…[Read more]
When “Iowa’s Ride” was formed Bubba’s raced over to the new ride, evidently fine with forgoing RAGBRAI. When that ride’s date was changed, they were in a great position to service both rides. Several people on this forum claimed they signed up for both weeks. When the “other” ride faces obvious realities and cancels, Bubba’s better figure out…[Read more]
It’s terrific that Andrea Parrott is back. Although, it is surprising that RAGBRAI would hire anyone given that the organization will, more than likely, be running a deficit for a year. Remember all the talk last Fall about the “evil” corporation? I assume the Gannett corporation will have the determination and resources to continue this ride…[Read more]
During a church service, the pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express praise for answered prayers.
Suzie stood and walked to the podium.
She said, “Two months ago, my husband, Phil, had a terrible bicycle accident and his scrotum was crushed.”
There was a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation.
“Phil was unabl…[Read more]
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]