Yes Jeff Brune, OTC and the Big Peach were often highlights of the day. The Big Peach was saved for weeks at my house, much as we use the internet today, to refresh memories and settle minor sports disputes.
Mcpartla: According to Courtney Crowder writing in the RAGBRAI Blog there are now 20,000 registered riders.
“About 20,000 registered riders, with participants hailing from all 50 states and a host of international locations, descend on Iowa every year to be part of the “oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the w…[Read more]
The city will be jumping says the Fort Dodge mayor with the Girls State Softball Tournament and the bike ride. “He estimated that 10,000 people will come to Fort Dodge as part of RAGBRAI while another 12,000 to 14,000 will come to the softball…[Read more]
Dieter had a very small part in the announcement…surprising. Dave “the California race announcer” must be replaced next year by someone who faces the camera when interviewing people. Ya gotta know where the camera is, Dave didn’t, Courtney, the Iowa Girl in the bicycle dress, did, much to her credit.
From Courtney Crowder’s blog entry: “About 20,000 registered riders, with participants hailing from all 50 states and a host of international locations, descend on Iowa every year to be part of the “oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world,” according to the RAGBRAI website.”
JM: I don’t remember Saggy Thursday being hot or any melting pavement. I can remember old rusty horse trailers hauling riders, me arriving the campground at 7:00 and cold showering in the cattle barn. Not a good day but a very memorable day, my longest day ever on the road. Yes … and I remember pedaling down every hill, no coasting that…[Read more]
JM: The first Shimano sandals were brown with two straps, I still see a pair on rare occasions. Then Shimano went to three straps which were mighty ugly and unpopular, then to a two strap not quite so ugly now a reasonable copy of their first two strap. Rain, wind and adversity like sleeping on wet cardboard make the best memories and camp fire…[Read more]
Tomorrow will be a Noon potluck with maybe three dozen bikers and friends. Dinner tomorrow will be a traditional (their tradition) corned beef and cabbage with neighbors. As a resolution for next year, I will buy local more often.
RIDE RIGHT Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all