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    RAGBRAI: Through Thick and Thin and 450 Miles Across Iowa

    I’m still going through bike withdrawal. I’ve got the RAGBRAI afterglow. Ask my coworkers, ask my neighbors, ask my other half. I think most people come back from vacation with a glow – tan or otherwise. I got both. Some may think riding a bike across Iowa, in July, in the heat and humidity, is pure torture and definitely not in any vacation website they’ve ever looked at. Call me strange, but I think otherwise. Ambling across rural Iowa with sweet smells under your nose (and some not so ...

    Posted by Jeannette J. on August 12, 2010 5:53 PM & Tagged Cycling, Iowa, RAGBRAI, Travel, bicycle and bike touring | permalink | Comments

    "You're Riding Your Bike Across Iowa?"

    file“Iowa is not flat.” That’s become my standard answer after being quizzed about the weeklong RAGBRAI® (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) event across Iowa while I do my training rides. It's my third time doing RAGBRAI. RAGBRAI is an organized, supported bike ride across the entire length of Iowa sponsored by the Des Moines Register newspaper. The annual 7-day ride takes place the last week of July. It always starts at the western border along the Missouri River and ends at ...

    Posted by Jeannette J. on July 28, 2010 11:58 AM & Tagged Cycling, Iowa, RAGBRAI, Travel, bicycle and training | permalink | Comments

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