Monthly Archives: July 2015

Lessons from RAGBRAI

Davenport IA  Saturday July 25, 2015. The swarm of locust fell down today on its destination, Davenport , along the Mississipi River, after a last 75 miles ride and 470 miles in a week of riding , music, eating, partying … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI , the one week ride across Iowa : a 30 miles long caterpillar of 20 000 hungry riders    

Storm Lake, IA, July 19 , 2015 Imagine some 20 000 riders invading in the evening a middle west town like a thick cloud of grasshoppers falling on a a corn field, then the next morning an endless line of … Continue reading

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Bike Clubs: it is not ( only) about the bike

En  route to Sioux City, iA, July 18 2015  We all remember the title of the book by our ominous idol of the late 90’s , Lance Armstrong ” it’s not about the bike”. The book was about his cancer … Continue reading

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Steve, a fast track from rookie to veteran 

Cedar Falls IA July 17, 2015 Last  spring was a busy riding season thanks to my new riding buddy Steve. The story is worth being told and will inspire every rider who is no longer in his prime. Steve and … Continue reading

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Winter rides

Cedar Falls,IA, July 16 2015 Most of us do not ride in winter or train indoor at the gym or at home on stationary bikes. Last winter I wanted to see what it was like to ride alone in cold … Continue reading

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The Boundary Waters Canoeing Area

Ely, MN, July 14 , 2015 This blog being dedicated to an observation of the world from the saddle of a bike, canoeing in the wilderness of northern Minnesota should not find its place here. However the experience is so … Continue reading

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