I think Iowa’s ride will go off in some fashion as long as Ragbrai is a go. I think Ragbrai will be a go because biker’s and pass thru towns will be demanding it by then. Either way, I’m sure I’ll be biking around some part of Iowa that week just like we did this year. But first, BRR registration opens Oct 31.
I thought about it when I lived in the mountains. The street I lived on was 18 degrees and I would have brake fade by the time I got to the bottom. Even then, I couldn’t justify pulling the trigger. I think the times I would benefit would be too few and far between. With that said, the correct number of bikes is N + 1 so I’ll never say never.
Riding in the middle of nowhere was a farmhouse. There was a sign that said “free water, pet the dog 10 cents” I pull up and the lady has a garden hose. A yellow lab comes trotting out from behind the house. I asked her where her donation box was for petty the dog? She said that it was just for fun. I explained that she didn’t understand the…[Read more]
Another reason to love PBV (I thought this is what this thread was going to be at first)
CHI Health Immanuel (Omaha, NE)
April 9 at 1:28 PM ·
We continue to be AMAZED by the community’s support for our healthcare staff. Today, Pete and team with Pork Belly Ventures LLC delivered and set-up two of their PHAT trailers on the Immanuel hospital…[Read more]
All I wanted for Christmas was a shiny red bicycle. 5 o’clock Christmas morning, I run downstairs and look under the tree and what do I find? Uncle Alfresco, dead on the floor, shot through the back of the head. Plus no bicycle. It was a disappointing Christmas on many levels. Vinnie Antonelli in My Blue Heaven. An awesome Steve Martin movie if…[Read more]
There was a young fellow who was quite inventive and was always trying out new things. One day he thought he’d see just how fast a bicycle could go before it became uncontrollable. He asked his friend, who owned an old Mustang, if he could tie his bike to the bumper of his car to test his theory. His friend said, “Sure.”
I was supposed to have landed in Paris this morning and would have been at the finish of Paris-Roubaix next week. I was able to push that trip back to the fall. If Ragbrai gets cancelled, I’ll have two weeks of riding around the house (or somewhere else) since that vacation is locked in. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail because we should be…[Read more]
We lived in a really nice area in PA. Riding in a group on a charity ride, a car came flying by us on the center line. I held my ground as the car went flying by. When asked why I didn’t get over like everyone else, I said “If I’m going to get hit by a car, I’m OK with getting hit by a Bentley”.
You can ride Ragbrai out of shape, but why would you want too? My theory is that the bike riding should be secondary to all the other stuff going on. Being in shape gives you more energy to do other things.
The weather has been terrible so far. It’s 60 and raining or 40 and clear. I got in 25 miles today with gail force winds. Tomorrow will…[Read more]