Saturday July 19th - my first order of business was to procure a bone and zip-tie it onto my helmet. I am now officially a member of Team Bone.
Onto the dip site for the ceremonial dipping of the rear tire in the Missouri River.
Dipping is done - let's get it on!
Sunday July 27th - following Brian from Team Bone out of Sioux City.
Rolling into the town of Kingsley - my first experience with the hospitality of the pass-through towns.
Bikes and bikers everywhere.
The town square is always a good spot to drop the bike and start exploring.
Rolling into Washta, today's meeting town.
A quick stop in Quimby for a Bloody Mary and a break in the shade.
Riders use all forms of transportation for RAGBRAI.
Homer sez "Mmmmm... BACON!"
My first experience with the Backpocket Brewery Craft Beer Tent. An oasis in the corn desert.
Camping along the shore of Storm Lake for Sunday night.
This should be the toughest day of the week. Over 80 miles from our motel to the campground and 4000' of elevation gain through the day.
The early risers depart Storm Lake on a rainy Monday morning. We drove to breakfast then waited for the rain to pass before leaving.
Team Bone on the road and headed for Newell.
Welcome to Newall!
A light crowd due to our late departure.
Uncle Bob on the left, Mike and Curt.
Two members of Team Baby On Board
Must be hard to ride in a diaper all day long!
The Little Mermaid sporting a Team Bone sticker.
A quick stop in Fonda - today's 2nd pass-through town.
No wind for the windmills on this perfect riding day.
Mr. Porkchop - a RAGBRAI tradition. $8 pork chops served in a paper towel after being cooked over a corn cob fire.
And the perfect accompaniment for a pork chop - the Iowa Beer Bus!
Family of five - one bike.
Monday's Meeting Town and the end of today's ride for me.
The Biking Blue Hens send a large group to Iowa every year.
I waited and got a slice of rhubarb pie for $2 as they were close to selling out.