Monthly Archives: July 2012

RAGBRAI: The Team Bus

I’m going to go out on a limb, if a very short one, and suggest that there’s not a cycling event on the planet whose participants exhibit more humor in the approach to the ride than ...

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RAGBRAI: Survival

I’m going to tell you that I’m not really suited to RAGBRAI, but when I say that I mean something very specific. I don’t mean that I don’t like Iowa, or that I dislike being on the road with ...

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The Explainer: Legalize it?

Hello Charles, I hope all is well with you and yours. I know that you are immersed in the Live Updates and your practice at this time of the year but the latest charges against “The one who ...

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Friday Group Ride #128

“Like riding a bicycle,” they say. This quip is meant for anything that is easy, or any skill that, once acquired, remains embedded in your animal brain for the remainder of your days ...

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RAGBRAI: Day 3

I once wrote that there is no one great truth to the city of Los Angeles. By that I meant that you can’t hold up any idea, any location, any product, any star, any “thing” as ...

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Earning It

Bradley Wiggins is Tour de France champion. Let that echo for a minute, as if from a carnival loudspeaker. Let it doppler out to the outer reaches of the crowd and then come rippling back in ...

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RAGBRAI: Day 2

It’s strange to me that in the 15 years that have lapsed since I last participated in RAGBRAI one aspect of the ride hasn’t changed at all. Communication with the outside world is ...

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RAGBRAI: Day 1

I’m in Cherokee, Iowa, or somewhere thereabouts, riding RAGBRAI, which for those of you who don’t follow the cross-state rides is the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across ...

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