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RAGBRAI 2013

Gas Prices

I was bitching just this morning about $3.69 per gallon gasoline.  I was trying to compute what it was going to cost me to get to Iowa and back...
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Expenses

This is one damned seriously expensive “vacation.” Let’s throw out some numbers: Based on the post below, it’s 123.00 in gasoline just to get there and back. On Wednesday,...
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Re: Expenses post below

Another way of looking at those expenses: Ain’t it great to live in a country so wealthy that 15,000 people can each spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars...
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RAGBRAI 2013

Background Picture

The picture I’m using as a background for the blog was one I took during the 2008 RAGBRAI: I was at the top of some hill.  Don’t let anyone...
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RAGBRAI 2013

Dress Rehearsal

Time for the “dress rehearsal.”   I pitched my new tent in my backyard.  I’m actually typing this on the new keyboard I bought today.  It’s connected via bluetooth...
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Packing Day

I leave for Fort Madison tomorrow morning at 6AM.  A little over 500 miles.  The tour group will be loading bicycles from 4PM to 6PM tomorrow and then start...
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RAGBRAI 2013

Keokuk Iowa

Keokuk’s not even part of RAGBRAI this year.  I wanted to get a hotel room for the night I arrived.  I could have camped out, but decided against it....
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Loading the bus

Was up at 500 as planned  Good thing I’m used to hurry up and wait  I’ll be doing a lot of that over the next week  Been a long...
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