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#1 Janice Arthur

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:34 PM

Hi all;

I'm off to do the ride across Iowa. Should involve lots of fun and sweating!

It's my first week long ride and I've threatened to do one for years; finally got up the courage!

Lots of hills (yes Iowa has hills) and hopefully lots of downhills too.

Probably in the best shape I've been in in a decade.
(Still hard to shake off the flab the lots of muscles underneath.)

If anyone else is going it would be fun to know.

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#2 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:57 PM

Good for you Janice! Enjoy the ride and don't forget to take time to look up and around to enjoy the scenery rather than the wheel in front of you!
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#3 David Allen Grove

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:50 PM

My uncle used to do RAGBRAI every year. I was born and raised in the big city of Des Moines and RAGBRAI is a big deal..
Western Iowa has HUGE hills and rolling landscapes. You should take a camera.
Make sure to drink plenty of water! It can get extremely humid there.
Have fun!
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