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Anybody doing RAGBRAI?(6 posts)

Anybody doing RAGBRAI?Spoke Wrench
Jul 11, 2001 6:57 PM
I rode on Wednesday of Ragbrai I and havn't had the opportunity to get back since. Finally this year I not only got my chance, I'm getting paid. I'm going to be on the support staff for the TC Tours group. I'd be interested in meeting any of the regular posters who might be doing the ride this year.
Allah don't like me eating porkmustapha
Jul 11, 2001 7:22 PM
cool ride though, did it in 84
I'll be there with Team Impact-Des Moines.......STEELYeyed
Jul 11, 2001 7:23 PM
rode it last year for the first time,it was a blast,with 20,000 riders its like a rolling city,its got to be one of the biggest rides in the country,I like smaller tours and centuries but RAGBRAI is like no other,the way the towns people line the streets and cheer it seems like you are in a EuroClassic,its unreal.
See you in Souix City!
Oh YEAHgusriley
Jul 11, 2001 8:32 PM
The wifey and I ride a tandem on the Air Force team. We like smaller rides too, but RAGBRAI is special. We enjoy the circus! See you all there!! Only eleven more days!
must be rough...air force?ColnagoFE
Jul 12, 2001 8:11 AM
i guess that must be one of the benefits of being in the air force. paid group bike rides? wish i could get my employer to do that! Great ride...I grew up in Iowa and this is by far the biggest bike party there is.
Not Rough at all...but not a free ridegusriley
Jul 12, 2001 1:51 PM
>>>paid group bike rides?

I wish, but not hardly :). Each of us pay our way to ride. The ride fee includes the normal RAGBRAI riders' fee as well as additional team fees. Each of us have paid for our own transportation to and from RAGBRAI, in fact some of our team members travel from other countries across the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans to get to RAGBRAI. In addition the AF requires us to wear distinctive bicycle jerseys and shorts, which we have to purchase. We must also maintain AF grooming and behavior standards. And we are all there to provide any information concerning "The USAF Way of Life" as seen by each of us.

I've done the AF Team thing a couple of times and really have enjoyed talking with everyone who have asked questions about my AF experiences. This year will be my first year on the team as a retired AF member. Yes, to be on the team I must pay all the costs and adhere to the standards mentioned earlier. Luckily I don't have too far to travel to get to the start.

Hope to talk with you on the ride.