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]
The big bacon ride is rescheduled to August 1. I expect the biggest turn-out ever for what has been a dress rehearsal/tuneup for RAGBRAI. If you are of a mind to bike more than one day there are hundreds of miles of trails to explore in Central Iowa and innkeepers that will be happy to see you after your ride.
“The sad fact is that the RAGBRAI organization will probably be running in the red for at least a year just to meet their payroll.”
I can’t imagine what demands are required of the RAGBRAI staff besides refunding registrations from now until the 2021 route is surveyed next winter, surveyed yet again that is. Amanda Parrott can handle the refunds.…[Read more]
Jboz: Cautionary on CNC; we had four days of rain on our two CNC rides some many years ago. Take warm clothes, yes even gloves, and rain gear. The Little Stoker was on a Vision R40 with no front fender, so much water kicked up and drained into the fork that when we got home and I hung the bike upside down on hooks more than half a cup of water…[Read more]
I am convinced that there will be no RAGBRAI this year. No doubt in my mind. Gannett will not take a risk that would surely be litigated very thoroughly. I believe the decision has already been made in McLean Virginia.
Murphymp: Did as you described. Eight of us stayed at Victoria’s Bed and Breakfast in Xenia, Ohio and had a great time some years ago, garage to store bikes and pool table upstairs. Five trails intersect at Xenia. We have visited Xenia five times in the last 8 or 9 years, don’t miss Yellow Springs, craft brewery right on the trail. Plenty of…[Read more]
From the above referenced link:
Anne Lawrie, marketing director for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, said there will be a decision April 15 about whether the nation’s largest annual bike tour will happen as scheduled in mid-July. There’s a complex checklist of things to organize, from merchandising to logistics along the…[Read more]
Continued: Parrott wasn’t a ringleader in the team’s messy exit: Instead, she got caught up in a whirlwind, she says, not able to stop and think in the short time between when former RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz offered her a role with his new cycling venture, Iowa’s Ride, and when his TV news interviews and social media posts publicly tende…[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.”
Andrea has the institutional knowledge that was sorely lacking among those presented as the RAGBRAI Crew at the route announcement party. The success of the n…[Read more]