I think we will have a Le Mars or Rock Rapids to Clinton or LeClair route next year. We could go through towns like Humbolt and Iowa Falls, maybe the Cedar Rapids area. Those northernish routes are always the most fun.
I remember riding into Marshalltown in 2012 and the bank sign saying 106. The day from Webster City was all south to M-Town and there was a strong south wind. It felt like riding into a hairdryer all damn day. That year, the weather finally got better on Friday. I’m not worried about the heat. Just stay hydrated and take breaks. After 2012, a…[Read more]
Hello everyone, my team and our sister team are looking for a host in Winterset. Between the two teams, there will be approximatley 40 people. We would need room for tents and room to park the buses. Please respond if you are interested in hosting a couple of fun, veteran teams. Ken
My grandfather used to drive support for my old RAGBRAI team and I have pictures somewhere of him posing with fully nude women in the middle of town. Legend has it that they were sent down from Big Earl’s (a DSM strip club for those not in the DSM area). This was all a few years before my first RAGBRAI but all the Marne stories are fun to hear.
I have to agree with Jay and Mootsman on this too. RAGBRAI would honestly be the last place I’d want my little guy to be on. There are so many distractions and so many ways they can run off and get lost. I always see that woman from Chicago with her dog in the basket every year and I can’t help but feel really bad for the little guy. Unless you…[Read more]
I’m seeing words like “advantage”, “disadvantage” and “cheating” used in this tread like they are talking about the Tour de France. The only competition on RAGBRAI is against yourself. RAGBRAI is what you make of it. You get there when you get there. Seriously, this thread needs to die already.
Now that we know where Hairball will be (Atlantic), does anyone have any inside information about who’s going to be playing where or who you’d like to see play on RAGBRAI? My prediction: Pork Tornadoes in Indianola.