biking across iowa for 41 yearshttp://ragbrai.com/routemaps/2013-route-maps/
7 day long course is said to be the longest, oldest, & largest gathering of cyclists touring event in the world with an average of 67 miles traveled daily. i heard our old pal lance armstrong will be here this year. im no cyclist therefore i've never participated in the event only watched riders zoom on by. although when i was 11 i wanted to take my heavy ass junk ass bicycle & go for it.
you'd think these people would be exhausted & resting after a full day of riding in the heat, nope. it is a huge party with drunk ass cyclists & houses opening up to these folks who need a shower & food & a place to stay, camp & whatnot. some use a tent in a stranger's yard, some sleep in a guest's bed in air conditioning. im amazed by the cyclists who party hard through the night, get up early & ride all day in the sun & or rain.
there could be nearly 10,000 cyclists invading the cornfields starting tomorrow. yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far. good luck, fuckers!