RAGBlog contains text and audio commentary surrounding my participation in RAGBRAI XXXIII, July 24-30, 2005. RAGBRAI, which stands for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, draws about 10,000 bicyclists each year for the weeklong ride. Go back to the July 2005 quotes for daily commentary on the ride.

Friday, July 28, 2006


I'm sitting here in SoCal looking in online at the RAGBRAI I have had to miss. These headlines, posted just after noon on the next-to-last day, do a pretty good job of summing up the ride:

Latest updates

* Kerry joins RAGBRAI riders today 12:15 pm
* Dangers of riding behind Armstrong 11:34 am
* Explosion on bike route injures one 10:12 am
* A bit of pie, palaver and presto - Armstrong hits Marengo
* Locally made pork on a stick lures bikers 10:11 am

What other ride has all of that?


At 2:38 PM, Anonymous doug said...

I'm recovering from days 1-3 of this year's ride. What an experience! As a socal transplant to Iowa who's only seen the flat portions of the wonderful state...I was floored by the hills in the Northwest. They're almost foothills :)

Hope to see you next year. I'll be posting a large entry on the full experience soon.

Take care.

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