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    Clydeasaurus tomdaniels's Avatar
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    Who has their RAGBRAI Registration in?

    I did my daughter' and mine a few weeks ago and that is all I can think about!

    So, Roll call: Where are you coming in from? (Ames for us)

    What days are you doing it? (I'm going all week. Daughter is 1-2 days.

    Do you have a team? Which one? We have signed up with one, but its small so I don't know the name yet.

    Should we put together a Clyde roundup at one of the overnight towns? (Ames is an overnight and my home. It might be a good place to get together if enough of us are riding.)
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    It will depend upon job and everything, so I can't register. I have a friend that wants me to go, but there are just too many things on my schedule.
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    Keep on, keepin on B Piddy's Avatar
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    I'm signed up. I'm coming from Southeast Minn. This is my first Ragbrai. Since I don't know anybody else doing it I signed up with a charter service. I'm hoping to meet other people and possibly get with team for 2009 and beyond. Oh and I'm doing the whole week.

    Like the OP stated, I can't stop thinking about it.
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    I'm doing tuesday and wednesday (Jefferson-Ames-Tama) with some friends. This will be my third year.

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    I'll be out for the last day or two, but I'm riding bandit as they say, unregistered and unsupported.

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    Cool guys! Hope to see you there.
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    I'm in! I road my first RAGBRAI last year with minimal training. This year I have a road bike instead of a hybrid and I am itching to ride!! I had a great time last year and can't wait for this July. I am riding the whole week again and plan to enjoy! Do you have any yard space in Ames? I need a spot for my small team. : )

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    I'm all set up. I ride with the Lizard Kings out of Cedar Rapids, IA
    I'd love to have clyde or any BF user meet up sometime a long the way. We should get cracking on a day/place!

    Also for any RAGBRAI virgins if you have any questions about it feel free to send me a pm

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    I have lot's of space (3 acres) 1 mile out of town. Not that convenient for getting to the central camping/party area (probably 5 miles by bike)
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    The full route is out now!! http://data.desmoinesregister.com/ra...rai08route.php Looks like it's taking US HWY 30 a good deal of the way.

    I've decided to go self contained this year and am going to ride to the start with a couple buddies from other teams here in CR. So I'm looking at an extra 3-4 days added to RAGBRAI WOOOT!

    Tomdaniels: Do you have a team camping at your property? and which direction from Ames is it?

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    Bizurke,

    I have offered to my place to my team, but haven't heard back yet. My place is 1 mile west of the Ames city limits, just North of 30 by 1/4 mile and there is plenty of room for several teams.
    We are 1.2 mile off of the route.

    I am a bit leary of inviting a few bike teams (that I don't know) to my place. Mainly, I'm worried about the mess and the fact that any issues will be "my fault" in the eyes of the wife.

    So a few questions: Do teams leave a mess as a rule? Do they ever pay for camping space? I don't want to make a mint here, I just want something to help justify cleanup, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomdaniels View Post
    Bizurke,

    I have offered to my place to my team, but haven't heard back yet. My place is 1 mile west of the Ames city limits, just North of 30 by 1/4 mile and there is plenty of room for several teams.
    We are 1.2 mile off of the route.

    I am a bit leary of inviting a few bike teams (that I don't know) to my place. Mainly, I'm worried about the mess and the fact that any issues will be "my fault" in the eyes of the wife.

    So a few questions: Do teams leave a mess as a rule? Do they ever pay for camping space? I don't want to make a mint here, I just want something to help justify cleanup, etc.
    In my experience teams generally pick up after them selves, there are exceptions to this obviously but if a owner asks them to leave it how they found it they will generally make sure not to leave any sign they were there. With my team I know we have all given a farmer $5 each to stay at his place and use his real life inside toilet (yay no KYBO!) and with a team my size $5/each is a good sum.

    I just asked because it's a shame to have that much area and not have it be used.

    Your place sounds good to me for having a meet up, I'll probably ride in to Ames first and check it out and then head back out to your place.

    So that's 2 people for tomdaniels place, anyone else want to chime in!?

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    Bizurke,

    If that's the common attitude, I would love to have folks out. We have a downstairs shower/bathroom with a walkout basement. It would work great.

    I'm going to tentatively say that we will do this at this point.
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    I know my group will have a place set up to stay in Ames, but I wouldn't mind stopping out to
    say hi

    Edit: Just an observation, but they bumped up the climbing elevation quite a bit this year.
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    There's just no way I can commit. We're house shopping/buying so I have to pretty much keep my summer up in the air at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Piddy View Post
    Edit: Just an observation, but they bumped up the climbing elevation quite a bit this year.
    Someone just sent me a link with all the info for climbs on this years route so I thought I would share it http://www.geobike.com/geobike/gbmain.shtml

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    I do

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    My 11 year-old son and I have our registrations in. I have ridden about 10 complete RAGBRAIs and parts of about 10 others starting with RAGBRAI IV when I was a high school freshman.

    We rode one day last year.

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    I missed last year, rode the year before, looking forward to riding this year, probably with team wind.

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    I rode for the first time last year and am really looking forward to this year! Ragbrai was my re-entry into biking. After battling a serious knee injury and cancer the past few years it was great to complete last years ride.

    I used a hybrid last year with very little training. This year I have a new road bike and hope to have many miles under my belt before the festivities begin!

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