RAGBRAI XXXV, 2007

This year I rode RAGBRAI with the C.U.B.S. (Chicago Urban Bicycling Society). We camped away from the main campgrounds, sometimes far away. The C.U.B.S. are a great bunch of people.

Loading the luggage at 4 AM.

Other essentials are made ready for the bus ride.

Waiting in the luggage line.

Padding and loading the bikes.

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The bus arrives and the luggage goes on.

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Finally in Rock Rapids.

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Monday morning in George.

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Later Monday, it's Ashton.

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Melvin's theme is the moose.

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Rest and ice cream in Moneta.

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Breaking camp outside Spencer on Monday.

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Coming into Humboldt

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Welcoming Team Rudolph.

The bridge into town.

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Warning sign at the fairground.

Fairground camping area in Humboldt.

Pork tenderloin as big as my head.

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Vending areas in Humboldt.

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This Templeton Rye bus kept is motor running all night.

Our host family in Humboldt

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Great Western station and cars on the way out of Humboldt.

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This Three Rivers Trail was interesting but had a dead end.

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Rest stop in Thor.

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Cheddar Cheese Bratwurst in Eagle Grove, $2.50.

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Downtown scenes in Eagle Grove.

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A visit to the retiring Mr. Pork Chop.

The US Navy Cycling Team jersey.

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Cooling spray from crop sprayer in Clarion.

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Coming into Clarion.

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Downtown Clarion.

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Ag equipment display and beer tent near Alexander.

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32-row corn planter.

Grain wagon and 12-row combine.

Library in Alexander, with Harry Potter book.

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Street scene in Alexander.

Rural scenes just past Hampton.

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Street scenes in Dumont.

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Big steer in Kesley.

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Having a devil of a time in Kesley.

Men in kilts.

Unicycle rider just before sagging.

Kevin and truck outside motel in Cedar Falls.

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Views from bike repair area in Independence.

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Kybo City at the main beer tent in Independence.

Sign points to Mental Health Institute and C.U.B.S. camp.

Pictures of the Heartland Center in Independence.

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Captain Courageous appears at the auction.

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Bedding down for the night in the banquet hall.

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Sailbike leaves from Independence.

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Ed and Mr. Banana in Winthrop.

Donning rain gear near Lamont.

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Team Kybo welcome area and vistas nearing Manchester.

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Waterfall and bridge coming into Manchester.

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Walking bikes through Manchester.

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Bike sculpture in Manchester.

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Around the Manchester beer tent.

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Break time with other CUBS in Earlville.

Guns & Hoses jersey.

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Ethanol plant near Dyersville.

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Dyersville welcomes Ron and Ed.

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Camping at the Prier estate near Dyersville.

University of Okoboji bus in Cascade.

Ambulances at the ready in Cascade.

Making the turn out of Cascade.

Up the hill for the team picture in Bellevue.

Backdrop for the team photo.

Messing with another team's banner.

Air Force cycling team musters for ride to finish line.

Lots of traffic going into town.

Waiting for the team photo.

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