I will speak for myself too. My loyalty is to Iowa. I have stated I wish and think both rides can survive. TJ and his staff are A+. Gannett will have a hard time replacing them. But they will. They will also have a hard time starting the logistics from scratch. In the long run. Having two rides. Will benefit the state. I hope they bring even more…[Read more]
When it comes down to it. Its really all about the riders and citizens of Iowa. No matter what you call the ride. People from all over the world come to Iowa to enjoy its hospitality. Wither its RAGBRAI or Iowa Rides or any other name. People are not coming here because Gannett promotes and owns the ride. They come here to enjoy Iowa on two…[Read more]
AS I said in another post. The logistics of this ride are very large. You need a staff that have contacts and knowledge of regional capabilities. You are not going to pull people from other events that have the knowledge. If it was just TJ. The new director would have old staff that would pull up to the plate. But in this case the staff went with.…[Read more]
Wow! I was charter service coordinator for 10 years. I was shocked to hear TJ and staff resigned. I’ve worked in broadcast media since 1984. So I know how media companies control their staff. I have to give TJ and staff a big thumbs up to standing up to Gannet. I’m sure there is more to this than the King issue. Its about control. I wish TJ and…[Read more]
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