Category Archives: RAGBRAI

Book Review: WHEELMEN — Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever

Cycling has been a part of my life since childhood. As a teenager I started racing and touring. I hung out with the local senior racers. I remember the young Greg LeMond (he’s my age) and some other members of … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI

I have been riding RAGBRAI on and off since 1977. This year, I had hoped to ride a couple of days and one day with my wife. The problem is that Janice tore her ACL and Meniscus in January and … Continue reading

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The Death of ‘Twinkie the Kid’

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Ho-Hos and Wonder Bread declared today that because of a failure to reach an agreement with the baker’s union they would cease production and begin liquidating assets.Boxes of Hostess Twinkies are going for $100 on … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI the next generation

I am a first generation RAGBRAI-er. I started riding as a 14-year-old on RAGBRAI IV in 1976. Over the years as my children have grown I have taken them on RAGBRAI. Jaylee is the  seventh of my eight children and … Continue reading

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I was riding RAGBRAI before you were born!

RAGBRAI! The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa is a weeklong bicycle ride across the state of Iowa. But to call RAGBRAI a bike ride is a misnomer. RAGBRAI is the grandaddy of all cross state rides in the … Continue reading

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