Posts tagged "RAGBRAI"

60 Second Cycling: Biking Stories You May Have Missed

Here’s a quick summary of bicycling-related stories you may have missed: Illinois’ Dead Red Stoplight Law now in effect!  If you are riding anywhere in the state outside the city limits of Chicago, you may now legally proceed through a red light (traffic permitting) after waiting 120 seconds for the light to change.  This law... Read more »

RAGBRAI 2012: Countdown to the Largest Weeklong Ride in the US

RAGBRAI 2012: Countdown to the Largest Weeklong Ride in the US
In just six short days, over 20,000 “cyclists” will converge on the western Iowa city of Sioux Center to begin a 7-day, 470-mile bicycle trek to eastern Iowa’s Clinton. The ride is called RAGBRAI – the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa – and it’s a bicycling event like no other. I purposely put... Read more »

Lance Armstrong Enlists GOP Congressman to Investigate Anti-Doping Agency

Lance Armstrong Enlists GOP Congressman to Investigate Anti-Doping Agency
  Has our Republican-controlled House of Representatives found its next Planned Parenthood to defund or is this latest development in the Lance Armstrong doping “conspiracy” just another example of an elected official looking out for the interests of a constituent?   Late yesterday both Velo News and Cycling News reported the involvement of Wisconsin Congressman... Read more »
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Tour de Kota: 2012's First Back to Back Bike Challenge

Tour de Kota: 2012's First Back to Back Bike Challenge
This year I’m going to do it. I will ride all six days of Tour de Kota.  All 464 miles.  An average of 77 miles per day.  Two back to back days over 95 miles each.  Hills.  Headwinds.  Heat.  The whole enchilada walking taco… I have been participating in this incredible journey for the past... Read more »

Purple Storm Overtakes Iowa

Purple Storm Overtakes Iowa
One minute it’s peaceful.  Calm.  Quiet.  Still.  The next there is a slight hum.  It grows into a whir.  Within no time at all, the funnel that amassed in the wee morning hours moves steadily eastward.  Soon it is bearing down on Main Street with full force.  There is no time to retreat. The system... Read more »

Eat The Heat!

Eat The Heat!
If your bike helmet comes off your head without unloosening the strap, you may be riding when it’s a little too hot. If you remove your sunglasses and the inside of the frames look like the rim of a margarita glass, you just might be getting dehydrated. If you’ve been riding for hours and you’re... Read more »
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Ride. Drink. Eat. Repeat

Ride. Drink. Eat. Repeat
Four fluffy pillows and a bed that’s not one-half inch thick with tree roots protruding in precarious places.  A warm shower that’s not a garden hose or doesn’t involve wearing flip-flops.  A porcelain toilet seat that’s not surrounded by four square feet of heat magnifying plastic. I would trade all of this for the opportunity... Read more »

Woodstock On Two Wheels

Woodstock On Two Wheels
You find yourself smack dab in the middle of nowhere, yet you are compelled to keep moving onward. Rumors of what awaits you at the end of your journey grow more incredible with every mile you traverse.  It will alter your mind.  Your soul will be cleansed.  Your physical being will be transformed.  There will... Read more »