This is the history: The party was announced that it would be virtual and cost $25 to benefit the IBC. There seemed to be some consternation about that among the faithful. Then a couple weeks later, a post announced that a free metal water bottle would be sent to registrants. No mention if this was for existing or “new” registrants going…[Read more]
I have subsequently read that Rockwell City dropped out of being a meeting town because of a lack of volunteers. Lake City agreed to take their place. Bummer because RC has a Depression-era post office mural I wanted to visit. No word on why the Day 5 route change.
I did notice the route map straight down the 4 lane divided highway US20.…[Read more]
In looking at the week’s route map on the new website, is it correct that the route has been slightly alterred? For instance, on Day 2 (Sac City to Ft. Dodge) Rockwell City has dropped out as the meeting town in lieu of Lake City. On Day 5 (Waterloo to Anamosa) it seems like Gilbertville, Brandon and Urbana have disappeared as the route travels…[Read more]
The DeWitt newspaper article already stated the exit route out of town will be north on Humeston Road towards Goose Lake. If they wanted a shorter day the route could then take 136 southeast into Clinton. Or, if RAGBRAI wanted to include the original meeting town, the route could head further north into Preston, then east to Miles, then…[Read more]
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]