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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Fun, Ames is a stop. That should be wild. I wonder where they will stay.


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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Fun, Ames is a stop. That should be wild. I wonder where they will stay.
    If I had to guess - probably the IM fields by the stadium?

    Good route for those around DSM who want to only do a few days. The Raccoon River Valley Trail goes all the way up to Jefferson.



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    What are the chances of a concert or some sort of "big name" entertainment being in town that night?



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Wow Ames. Awesome. And I was thinking of skipping 2008! I'm there now.

    There has been a lot of talk about Ragbrai avoiding Ames because of differences of opinion with the city adminstration. That was the rumor around the ride the last 5-10 years anyway.

    This is great, I'm pumped! (even with 2 flat tires, -10 outside and a bum knee)



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    What are the chances of a concert or some sort of "big name" entertainment being in town that night?
    I'd guess pretty good.

    Wild assumptions...
    Campgrounds: IM fields, FB grass parking, M-W-L field, Towers field. Bus/vehicle parking: Towers lot, stadium lots.

    That puts Hilton and JTS at the epicenter of the action. Since it'll be past July 1, the AD will have Hilton control. And you'd think they want to outdo Cedar Falls (UNI-Dome concert), too.



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    I may even ride RAGBRAI this year. A number people that I bicycled the Alaska road system with last summer already have plans to ride to ride RAGBRAI.

    I rode RAGBRAI the second year it was held. Can anyone top that?


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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I may even ride RAGBRAI this year. A number people that I bicycled the Alaska road system with last summer already have plans to ride to ride RAGBRAI.

    I rode RAGBRAI the second year it was held. Can anyone top that?
    I have gotten drunker than Betty Ford at the last several in a row.



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    I was living in Carroll when they stayed over there. I'm not sure if I've ever consumed so much in one sitting.



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I have gotten drunker than Betty Ford at the last several in a row.
    I learned how to "shoot" beers from RAGBRAI (how to consume a beer in a matter of seconds).


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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I rode RAGBRAI the second year it was held. Can anyone top that?
    I have been told I was conceived on the first RAGBRAI...



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    It would be fun to at least ride from Jefferson to North Liberty. I have been told it's not the same unless you are on one of those big teams with a bus and all, is that true?



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    It would be fun to at least ride from Jefferson to North Liberty. I have been told it's not the same unless you are on one of those big teams with a bus and all, is that true?
    Depends what you like to do.

    Personally - I hate those things. The few years I did RAGBRAI, we went self contained in a group of 4. Worked well for us and was alot more relaxed.

    However, there is something to be said for not having to tote around 30-40lbs of gear - especially on windy days.

    Who you're with probably has far more impact than how you do it.



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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Who you're with probably has far more impact than how you do it.
    Biking RAGBRAI, that is.




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    Re: RAGBRAI Route

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Depends what you like to do.

    Personally - I hate those things. The few years I did RAGBRAI, we went self contained in a group of 4. Worked well for us and was alot more relaxed.

    However, there is something to be said for not having to tote around 30-40lbs of gear - especially on windy days.

    Who you're with probably has far more impact than how you do it.
    I'd agree about the who you're with part. I've always been with a team or in my first couple years just a support van. Never have used the Ragbrai bag buses so I don't know how well they work.

    I would recomend finding people to ride with that are really mellow. Nothing like biking 80 miles in a headwind or under oppresive heat then sleeping in a hallway with 15 other people to bring out how you truely feel about each other

    Ragbrai is a blast most anyway you do it. Just be prepared to change a tire in a ditch, know which side to pass on and the rest is just biking and partying.



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