Saturday, July 25, 2009
RAGBRAI concluded today with a delightful 43-mile ride to Burlington, where the brave and crazy could end their ride going up Snake Alley. I've got enough coozies, thank you very much.
After dodging a severe weather scare overnight, today's weather was pleasant and the track flat and fast. There was only one severe climb and the ride through Geode State Park was a treat. Spectacular roads (finally!) from there to Burlington.
After gathering at Happy Joe's on the edge of town, Team CoeBRAI made its descent to the Mississippi River. Wearing our Marvin Cone inspired jerseys and riding together for the only time, I'm certain we won the fashion prize.
I've experienced worse dipping sites, as well as better. The team was a model of efficiency though as we loaded up for the return to Coe. Gotta give a shout out here to our awesome support team -- the best support team in the history of RAGBRAI! Thank you Abby, Ryan and Lisa!!!
I seem to have inherited a small fortune of chairs, tents, pumps, etc. so please let me know if you're missing anything before the yard sale. I'll gladly hold on to any property until you return next year, hint hint.