The DMR has four full time employees, to the best of my knowledge none of those people choose the vendors, dictate where they set up, and do not advise them as to the quantities of provisions to stock.
After the route is announced Great Ship RAGBRAI is largely crewed by local RAGBRAI committees, all volunteers.
I drank one TailWind in Council Bluffs…yep paid seven bucks, ouch, didn’t like it even a little bit. My preference runs to the dark beers. New Belgium’s 1554 has a permanent place in my refrigerator. On the ride Busch Light, as in years past, took care of my beer cravings.
Carrot cake, 4 inches by 6 inches and three inches high not counting the inch of cream cheese frosting for two bucks. Sold to me by the delicate hand that had baked this wondrous morsel very early that same morning. See yall next year I hope.
Our first choice for road breakfast has been “Slipstream” for many years, a bowl of yogurt with Heidi granola topped with blueberries and or strawberries. Watch for their signs, they co-locate with a coffee vendor.
TGO: I don’t have my itinerary with me but from my photos we bunked as follows on the GAP during our 2010 ride:
Bright Morning B & B in West Newton, Yough Plaza Motel in Ohiopyle, Yoder’s Motel in Meyersdale (GI Day Room for breakfast pancakes in Meyersdale) and Holiday Inn in Cumberland. Our C&O lodging is less apparent to me, no photos of the…[Read more]