I don’t know the capability of the blog to handle the pics, so it may take an entry or two or three. So here goes:
The ride up is most interesting. We didn’t have Ben and Kirsten, the Colorado duo, for most of the 24 hours because they drove their van to Dubuque, the end town, and got in the bus with us there. We left Murfreesboro at 4pm Friday, and arrived in Sioux City at around 6pm Saturday. There were plenty of potty stops, gas stops, and food stops, but even with that factored in, the new engine performed beautifully. Jesse would love to tell you about it, so ask him if you see him.
After arriving in Sioux City and setting up camp, we all converged on the party deck for the annual Riders’ Meeting. First rule of Ragbrai, Jesse style: A Clean Bus Is A Happy Bus.
The next picture needs a little explaining. We didn’t KILL the roadkill, we just DECORATED the road kill. And by we I mean the other 20,000 cyclists, not me. Only because I didn’t have any Team Fly stickers. I know it’s a little disrespectful, but it’s what we do.
Okay, so I’m going to post this since it’s about the halfway point of the ride, and start another entry. I’ve got the pictures and write-up spread over the Team Fly Facebook Page, my Facebook page, and here, plus I’m gathering everyone else’s pics, so just keep looking and being patient!
Thanks for reading!
February 10, 2011 at 8:23 am
I am in bell buckle. Rode my first rag last year and met some of y’all. I was famous for fifteen minutes on tv and Sioux paper as the Tennessee teacher who rode his bike up. I am looking for a ride up this year. There are two of us. The other is a female nurse practitioner whom Jeremy at Moab knows quite well. We do play quite well with others.
Any room on your bus? We would be most grateful. Thanks. John