RAGBRAI Organizers Split from Register

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  1. CascadeClone

    CascadeClone Well-Known Member

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    I'd be shocked if they did non-competes on something like RAGBRAI. It's a for-profit enterprise, but it's also kind of social/charitable thing too.

    What COULD be litigation worthy is if they took any data (e.g. past registrant lists) with them.
     
  2. Cycsk

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    Did the Register make money from RAGBRAI? They sure give it lots of advertising and coverage. Maybe took a cut of sponsorships?
     
  3. CascadeClone

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    The Register has been dead for years. It's content and importance is a shell of it's former self, circulation is way down, and it's just getting worse.

    Printed news is essentially obsolete. A few outlets have figured out a niche (usually in-depth information, a small market unfortunately) but it's 1% of what it was.
     
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  4. Urbandale2013

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    The Register went from dying to dead IMO with this fiasco. It has been struggling and not worth it for a while now but I am thinking it might cease operation in the next year at this point.
     
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  5. jereseib

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    I think you are overestimating on how many people actually care about this. Go to their Facbook page and look how many likes they still have. They will obviously lose some subscribers but it wont be the numbers everyone is hoping for.
     
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  6. simply1

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    Living a long way away as I do I’m still not getting why this all went so nuclear. Carry on.
     
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  7. Doc

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    #107 Doc, Oct 15, 2019
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    If you read post #67, a good chunk of it reads like they felt like they needed to disassociate from the Register due to the outcry (in addition to the Register's actions and heavy handedness). Pretty similar to what cancel culture does. Essentially the Register is probably gonna lose a 40+ year tradition and point of pride for them because they chose to print that paragraph or two.

    Edit: I should add I have no problem with the people who quit and started their own thing. I can see why an event like Ragbrai wouldn't want to be associated with whatever culture the Register has going on over there.
     
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  8. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    This makes no sense. What was cancelled?
     
  9. Trice

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    The organizers of this new event should just dispense with the charade of their "principles being compromised" and name the new event CAGBRAI, since they're obviously not shy about appropriating Carson King's likeness to their own benefit. I just hope they cut him in on the profits.
     
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  10. Gorm

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    I'm assuming the guys that left did their due diligence and made sure any non-compete clauses that may have signed in the past won't come back to haunt them. That would be the only legal avenue I can think of for ground of lawsuit.
     
  11. everyyard

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    Throwing the baby out with the bath water. The entire Register is not the problem and god knows we need journalists but they need to do better too. If we are politicizing RAGBRAI now then count me out of BOTH rides. Are we gonna have a left ride and a right ride? Jesus ******* Christ.
     
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  12. Cy94

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    Can’t blame them for leaving if they are unhappy with their employer. The manner in which they are doing so will definitely cripple one of the states great events.
     
  13. Mr Janny

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    How about "Facilitate Use of Carson King To Help Everybody Ride Again. Grapefruit!"?
     
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  14. trevn

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    I'd say I'm surprised but nothing surprises me with this story anymore.
     
  15. CyCrazy

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    No, you are not that smart. You got banned and made another one, does that clear it up for you?
     
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  16. Cy94

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    Lance Armstrong?
     
  17. Doc

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    Change Grapefruit to GAY! just to lean in real hard and **** the PC Police.

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  18. Trice

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    In addition to invoking Carson King's name to promote their own spinoff event, they also invoked John Karras, citing a promise made years ago to maintain this great event. How noble!

    Reached for comment today, Karras said he was not consulted about the competing ride and that he was "dismayed" and "stunned." He also said, "That's insane."

    Looks like they really thought this through! Good to see people do things that are based on principled stands and definitely, clearly not blatant opportunism.
     
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  19. Cyched

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    What was his previous handle?
     
  20. ISUAgronomist

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    "Reached for comment today" => not shocked that link was to The Rag.
     
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