I went to help my son clean up his acreage NW of Marshalltown. What a mess. No one was hurt and no building damage due to the grove being far enough away and taking the hit I guess. Large mature trees snapped in half with branches everywhere. A large acreage but there was equipment to do the heavy work. The power was on Wednesday evening and off…[Read more]
I have not tasted my favorite as of yet. But I must say, I will pedal forward on and on and stop at every pie stand I see. If I proclaimed a favorite I would not have to seek out pie near or far. I would probably upset some as well such as my wife, mother or other bakers of pie. I know your question was simple Kelli but when it comes to pie, well ….
You can’t imagine the insults and harassment riding a tandem by youself. Loser, nobody loves you, you must smell , ugly, what did you do to her etc. And that is only from the locals as you are riding by. Ragbrai on a tandem can be a challenge on hot days .
Jose, there are other reasons people are riding a tandem alone. And no, I c…[Read more]
I am wanting to do a few days self contained of each ride to form a loop. I would buy day passes. I am far from being a bagger but good enough equipment to get a feel for touring. Both the IR and Ragbria are close to and one overnights my town. A learning experience no doubt. Touring across the US is a goal as I get closer to retirement and I have…[Read more]
Jose Medina … Wow, what a terrible thing to have happen. Why in the world would anyone lay a bike on a driveway. Could you please tell all of us what year it was, were they riding together as a team , individuals or parts of small groups? What town was it in if you recall. What did the owner of the car have to say about it. How in the world fast w…[Read more]
2014 was the last time I rode RAGBRAI the full week. Since then I have rode a day or two when the route coursed northern or central Iowa. Easy as pie to buy a day pass or two. For me 2020 was the the year I was going the full week again simply because I can. Now the IR came about and overnights in my home town. I would love to ride the first IR…[Read more]
If the color of the jacket was yellow with a blue RAGBRAI insignia, I still have mine. I still have the same colored bag to store the jacket made of the same yellow material. I tried it on and it still fits but I must say it feels much tighter than I remember. I’m sure the jacket shrunk being stored for so long.
About smaller rides. For the last 3 years I have not ridden much of RAGBRAI. 2014 was the last year I rode all week mostly because the route overnighted where I live and relatives’/ friends in most the overnight towns where I had housing. I did tent a couple nights. We love camping with friends and family but not so much after riding all day and…[Read more]
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