Sunday, July 29, 2012

Take me to the river

Team CoeBRAI veteran Judy Floy led our group to the Mississippi River tire dipping site in Clinton, culminating a 69-mile day from Anamosa and a 471-mile trek across the great state of Iowa.

After starting with 29 riders in Sioux Center on Sunday, July 22, 23 survived Iowa's heat and hills to the finish on Saturday, July 28. Along the way, we experienced Iowa's legendary hospitality, scenic landscape and homemade pie.

While physically exhausting, RAGBRAI provides an annual opportunity to restore one's faith in humanity and to experience Iowa in a uniquely intimate way. To do that while representing Coe College is a labor of love that I cannot possibly describe.

You really have to experience it to understand. Next year?

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