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Biking across Iowa with RAGBRAI

Every July tens of thousands of bike riders slide into their padded shorts, fasten their helmets and set off for a fun week of cycling across the state of Iowa. RAGBRAI started off as a few reporters on bikes riding around doing small-town Iowa stories for the Des Moines Register. These days it has morphed into an amazing gathering of cycling, beer, pork chop, and fun enthusiasts. This is my third time doing RAGBRAI and I split it up doing a 2 different legs. While a legit rider would do all 7 days and 428 miles, I did 4 days Read More

RAGBRAI 2015- The Food Wrap-Up

Hungry stomachs beware!!!! This is an epic food post. When riding your bike 60+ miles per day, you are burning a lot of calories in the hot and steamy, summer sun. Food is essential to keep pedaling those feet along RAGBRAI and it at some point, the only thing keeping you pedaling. Here is my list for the must-eat foods along RAGBRAI: #1 food you must eat on RAGBRAI (or in Iowa): The Pork Tenderloin Pork Tenderloins are the best sandwiches in Iowa by far. Maid-Rite loose meat sandwiches are good but the pork tenderloin is where it is at. There are Read More