81-miles to Webster City wasn't nearly enough for a dozen of the more masochistic among us. On a day when wind overshadowed the heat, 12 CoeBRAI riders traversed the Des Moines River valley not once like the rest of us but thrice on the optional Karras Loop. They each got a patch for their efforts.
On the other end of the spectrum, our good friend Roger Bear's ride came to an end when his derailer snapped, breaking the carbon fiber frame in the process. Not the kind of thing bike shops along the route are equipped to repair.
Ron VanHoeck was interviewed by Cedar Rapids television station KGAN for a story on RAGBRAI. Hope to see it after we return.
Me? I was pleased to come upon Farm Boys when there was no line and quickly downed a breakfast burrito. Here's a photo.
An eventful day all around for Team CoeBRAI. Here's hoping for tailwinds on tomorrow's 77-mile journey to Marshalltown.