Started riding in 2003 – this year will be #18 consecutive. Looking at the Iowa County Map and cross-referencing it to the past RAGBRAI overnight towns grid it appears we have stayed in or gone through all 99 counties.
Not so much anger as frustration. Even holding the rides on separate weeks has caused some splitting of traditional teams – making it more difficult to ensure there are enough riders to support using a team bus on either of the rides.
Although I guess it can be interpreted one way or another, it seems the Iowa Bicycle Coalition has made a choice (nowhere in the post did they mention that there could be 2 choices). An excerpt from the Iowa Bicycle Coalition’s Facebook post on October 17th: “The Iowa Bicycle Coalition and Iowa Bicycling Action Fund are endorsing the newly formed…[Read more]
One good outcome: the East starting town will get the benefit of what West starting towns have had instead of the ‘can’t wait to be done so I can leave and go home’. I’ve always felt the end towns were at a disadvantage.
Lawnchair Man – you are right – beer and chops do go together! The Iowa Beer Bus is usually set up at the same place as Mr. Pork Chop but won’t be on Sunday because of the Pott County decision (unless Pott County changes their denial :)).
If you get a chance, listen to The Forward podcast from a couple of years ago when Lance rode on RAGBRAI – any time he gets a chance to put in a plug for RAGBRAI, he does – he encourages people to experience it. And he always makes a point that when he was going through his issues, TJ was the first person who contacted him and told him that he is…[Read more]