xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jul 29 01:06 AM
July 29, 2010: RAGBRAI
Tour du France? Bah, what a waste.
The route varies, but this year those guys could have seen where 8000 POWs were housed, the Surf, where Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens played their last concert, and Rembrandts and Picassos at the Charles City Library, and the recreated bow of the USS Juneau which sank with the Sullivan Brothers.
Honestly, doesn't that beat gawkers/press/officials, hands down?
Gravdigr Thursday Jul 29 05:17 AM
My knees hurt.
SPUCK Thursday Jul 29 06:09 AM
My ass hurts.
Trilby Thursday Jul 29 07:13 AM
nil_orally Thursday Jul 29 09:29 AM
Spuck, I would normally say you are leading with your chin, but I am not sure that is the correct anatomical reference here.
Lamplighter Thursday Jul 29 10:23 AM
... and the course is a perfectly straight line all the way
Happy Monkey Thursday Jul 29 10:32 AMA friend of mine is going a bit further.
Sheldonrs Thursday Jul 29 10:46 AM
Happy Nil? :-)
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jul 29 12:10 PMNope, but it did have only 14,527 feet of climb this year.
Lamplighter Thursday Jul 29 12:45 PM
I have a real fondness for Iowa... but in Iowa, 14K gain in elevation also means 14K down hill.
wolf Thursday Jul 29 01:55 PM
Did they work in outer space?
glatt Friday Jul 30 09:58 AM
Just found out one of my friends and her kids are doing one leg of RAGBRAI today during their vacation trip to the midwest.
Yellow #5 Monday Aug 2 09:54 AM
Lamplighter - Unfortunately, that 14k down only gets you the speed to coast about 1k up. The rest is up to you.