at the Washta Library:
Volunteers of the Washta Library
Without them, there would be no library!
On her 18th Ragbrai, we had a chance to talk with 83 year old Lucy! I caught up with her again in Manchester, and man, can she make that bike move! Simply amazing!
Also: Not having the best internet in Iowa these days!
Alan, Jim, Sue and Ken
It’s our first day and we are still alive! So far, so good; Not too hot, not too many hills, and plenty of good stuff to eat!
I only went to these 12 breakfast stations!
Remember last year’s event? It was sort of fun and I tried to ride to every breakfast station to check out what they had. I made it to 18 stations in 2 hours and there was a lot of variety at most stations. This year it was a little harder; There were about 50 stations and it seemed that everybody lacked imagination! BREAKFAST BURRITOS! It seemed like just about every station I stopped at had breakfast burritos and not much else! Oh, the CSU Parking Service had the same stale sticky buns they served last year and New Belgium continued to disappoint (who keeps saying they have the best breakfast station?) One good thing that stayed the same: The In-Situ and Tastebuds Epicurean Cafe still had the best coffee around!
In Old Town, Fort Collins
A little pre-Ragbrai ride with Duncan Madog, the RAGBRAI Banjo and the bike with the dog/banjo carrier attached! Only five days before the great feast of the RAGBRAI ! NO! Duncan Madog is not going on the ride this year!
The 2010 Edition of the RAGBRAI Banjo!
It’s got a new head, new strings and a reinforced neck. With the great feast of the Ragbrai upon us, we are finally ready!
In just eight sort days days this banjo will travel to the state of Iowa. In it’s path: the towns of Sioux City, Storm Lake, Algona, Clear Lake, Charles City, Waterloo, Manchester and Dubuque. Will it be extra hot that week? …and what about high humidity? Well, DUH!
As with any high religious event, preparation leading up to the start in Sioux City undoubtedly ┬ámeans that there will be ONLY BICYCLE RELATED POSTS on this blog until the start and then nothing but bicycle related posts during the week long excursion through Iowa. After that, there will be additional posts related to certain activities that happened during the high holy week, mostly having to do with bicycles and the people who ride them. And music too. And food! Let’s not forget the food!