If you go, ride a recumbent. That way you can pedal and hold a can of beer in one hand at the same time. Talk about a rolling party across Iowa! Too many stories to relate, but it's a quality time with exercise included. The "Tour de Food" is an apropos name for it.mthedude said:Anyone been on RAGBRAI and had any good stories to tell? They'll be rolling through my town on Thursday for Lunch, thinking of going and seeing all the people. Anyone going?
Front page of the Des Moines Register today says they interviewed Lance Armstrong on the telephone yesterday and he has confirmed he will be riding at least a few days on this year's RAGBRAI:fully said:Go find out this year; you can't miss it.
However, the best thing about the ride (for me) is being able to hammer out 70+ miles every day for a week while meeting new people and not worrying about cars.
It really is about the RIDE.
It's 50ft, by the way, and yes, all appearances will be short and to the point with all the "right" people in attendance.mthedude said:I have the paper on my desk and just read more about it online. I think what this boils down to will be; up at dawn, he'll be surrounded by a team of PR Handlers that won't let anyone within 20 feet of Lance. They'll ride non-stop to the next overnight town and setup press conferences w/the mayors and US Reps from each zone and it'll make the Register's front page,etc. Lots of people will be dissapointed because they want to meet him and they won't be able to, plus he'll probably either have his own RV to sleep in or he'll be put up in the local mayor's home or something like that so he won't be partying like the regulars. It's great he's coming, don't get me wrong but I don't think any real RAGBRAI'ers will ever see him or meet him. I hope I'm 100% wrong and he turns out to be the natural RAGBRAI'er but I doubt it.