Much like today, when George M. Ebert '91 was the only member of our merry band to complete the inaugural RAGBRAI gravel loop. Why anyone would choose to bike on gravel is beyond me, but he got a patch and a sticker for his efforts.
Today started out with light rain beginning at 2 a.m. and lasting much of the morning. Some of us dodged the rain better than others. Host locations pushed mileage totals over 70 and - despite the final climb to our home in Fort Dodge - was one of the flattest rides we'll see this week.
The other comes tomorrow into Eldora.
Coe parents Jeff and Chris Donnelly rolled out the crimson carpet in Fort Dodge. No one went hungry, that's for certain. Thanks so much, Donnelly family for your generous hospitality.