I have read that if the year 2020 were a beverage that the beverage would be a colonoscopy prep.
Lemon or lime flavor…just drink up.
I agree with Jboz, we need a new jersey. We know the route, the overnights and the meeting towns so give us something to look forward to … like a pure Iowa themed jersey with maybe an e-bike discretely portrayed…[Read more]
Gene Autry, TGW, was the best there ever was. Gene Autry is the only person to be awarded stars in the five fields recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: film, TV, radio, live performance and music. Bob Hope and Tony Martin are next with four stars each.
Thanks Stuck, that green Buszilla has attracted some great riders, all fun, all party and all the time.
Excellent gummy bears out there in WA and OR, much better than we have in Iowa, the Little Stoker sez they are a great sleep aid. If Zinger is coming back to Iowa tell her we would like some gummy bears. We biked in WA, OR and ID last June and…[Read more]
“I just cannot imagine TJ personally packing and shipping ride merchandise at this point in the RAGBRAI planning cycle so I don’t think his absence has anything to do with the delays.”
At this point we are one year from the next ride.
Good for you tjdale57! One small crumb of advice, I have made it SOP to phone each of the county engineers and inquire if my chosen route contains any detours or construction. It has been worth the time. Good luck.
tjdale57: All hail the Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewery. My son-in-law gets a case delivered to his business about every six months and he shares with us. A good beer drinking son is appreciated.
Good bicycling in Wisconsin, road or trail and no rumble strips that I can remember.
Ahhhhh…the Root River Trail is an excellent choice to work off some RAGBRAI disappointment. Do not miss Karst Brewing in Fountain, it is worth the climb, they will explain karst to the unknowing and best of all they brew, when I was there last, some great dark beer. Lanesboro has one of my all time favorite American Legion clubs, great people…[Read more]
Kevin Ke: You have been mislead as to the reason that TJ left the employ of the DMR. Iowa bicycling has lost positive force is support of the sport we all enjoy. I am not here to change your beliefs but simply to express mine. I have known TJ for more than nineteen years and he is certainly a person of integrity and honesty.
I someone is willing to take charge and “make it happen” I can mail that brave soul local trail maps and some current observations of trail conditions. For instance the Raccoon River Valley Trail is closed due to bridge replacement with no detour available between Adel and Redfield plus lights are being placed on the bridge over the Raccoon at…[Read more]
I imagine the entire newspaper staff is working from home or on rotating temporary furlough except for the reduced printing plant staff. Andrea Parrott, being our “designated sole survivor”, is keeping the RAGBRAI flame alive by tending the blog from time to time and offering some new merchandise, likely delivered and mailed from her home.…[Read more]
TGW: In remembrance of past RAGBRAIs we had chicken & noodles over mashed potatoes this evening for dinner. After dinner, as sequestered we are, we did the crossword puzzle in your “Daily Fishwrapper” and were stumped by a ten letter word for “machine propelled by cranks attached to the front axle. Perhaps you could assist.
I have never seen a real estate advertisement stating the home to be a safe distance from a recreational trail…never. I have seen many ads touting “easy access” to this or that trail. This city of 405 residents has probably a dozen or so residents with maybe a civic identity problem hemmed in by the river on one side and Bettendorf on the…[Read more]