Advocacy & Safety - Safety concern for next year's RAGBRAI
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The second article is the safety one. I am not sure if it will be a safety concern, it might be. I doubt RAGBRAI knows whether or not it will be a safety concern. I understand the concern, but time will tell.
08-08-06, 12:46 PM
I'm not one of the Lance groupies, but what do they want to do? Ban him because other people become idiots around him? He showed up to ride. Give him a break and cuss out the idiots that can't ride safely. Maybe he can offer suggestions to people riding unsafely. If they are Lance groupies they'll probably listen. I wouldn't go out of my way to talk to him, but I"m not "Anti-Lance" either. As I understand it, he was riding as Lance Armstrong, person, not "LA" the TdF and anti cancer superhero. Give the guy a break. Ride On.
One thing RAGBRAI wil lnot do is increase the amount they allow for registered riders, which is 8,500 for week long & 1,500 for day passes, up to a max of 3 days. I do not know if this is because of the agreement between them & the Iowa Highway Patrol for safety reasons or if it is because this is what they decide for themselves. I do know safety concerns are part of it.
08-08-06, 02:19 PM
I like how she said "safety comes first". Don't RAGBRAIrs carry beer in their camelbacks?
08-08-06, 02:50 PM
If I were organizing a ride that was lagging in registrations, I would just start a rumor that Lance was registered to ride. I'm doing Cycle NC this year. Maybe he'll show up. :)
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