Beyond Words

I returned home from Ragbrai on Saturday evening, and I’ve been trying to find a word to describe the entire experience. I mean, I’m a writer, lover of words, but I couldn’t really come up with a good one. Sure, amazing, tiring, scary, unforgettable came to mind. Those are all fine and dandy. But how do you put to words riding 407 miles in five days. I did the math…yes, I needed a calculator…81.4 miles per day. I can’t even say that without shaking my head in disbelief. So, I figured I’d take a little bit at a time and[…]

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#Ragbrai Starts Today….

And so the ride starts…. Today’s the day Lynn starts her 350-mile bike ride across Iowa. They’re ending the ride in Cedar Rapids Iowa a bit shy of the entire ride because of time constraints with work, but still, 350 miles. And camping…. Lynn doesn’t like camping. Now me, I don’t mind it. Probably because I don’t feel the elements, don’t need to eat or sleep or use the restrooms. Not to mention, I can see *super* well at night thanks to my violet eyes. Lynn, not so much. But I’m sure she’ll do fine. How ‘bout you? Do you[…]

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