RAGBRAI XXXVI, 2008

This year we had three groups. Mine consisted of my wife Cynthia, my son Bob, his friends Mike, Russ and Renee, and me. My sister Barbara brought her children Jeff, Chris and Eddie, and their friends Gary and Paul. The last group was our friends from Portland, who I rode with five years ago.

Breaking camp at the soccer field in Missouri Valley.

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Calling for support van under I-680 just past Beebeetown.

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Camping at the historical museum in Harlan.

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Breakfast at Hy-Vee in Harlan

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Coon Rapids after the storm

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Riders near Scranton

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Grain bin damaged by last night's tornado

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Tree on house roof

More riders on the road

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Rest stop at farm with storm damage

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Waiting for a train in Scranton

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Downtown Scranton with iconic water tower

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Storm damage meets agricultural humor

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Campground in Jefferson, between rain showers

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Eponymous team van in Ogden

More train delays in Boone

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Meeting with Well Spoked in Boone

Resting atop a big hill

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View of a big valley

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Coming into pirate-themed North Liberty

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Breaking camp in North Liberty

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Hydration equipment is ready for another day

Finding a breakfast place in Solon

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Kolachki stand between near Lisbon

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Straw poll in Lisbon uses bottles

Lisbon street scenes

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Downtown Mt. Vernon

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The cattle seem to be getting bigger

Roadside flowers near Martelle

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Pit Beef Sundae at Tipton fairgrounds

Smallville? No, Le Claire

Waiting to dip our tires in Le Claire

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