Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-08, 10:24 PM   #1
skiahh
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
skiahh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any Foosters doing RAGBRAI this summer?

Lottery results are out. I got a wristband... off to Iowa in July again this year!
skiahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-08, 10:31 PM   #2
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,014
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Oh I guess I won't be seeing you then!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-08, 10:35 PM   #3
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd like to do it someday. Just not this year. Maybe next.
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-08, 10:35 PM   #4
skiahh
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
skiahh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Oh I guess I won't be seeing you then!!
What's that mean? When are you coming out here?
skiahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-08, 10:36 PM   #5
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,014
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
The week of July 20
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-08, 10:39 PM   #6
skiahh
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
skiahh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well hell. You can't come earlier or later?
skiahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-08, 10:40 PM   #7
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,014
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
That's my reserved vacation time at work. I have one in June, that one in July, two in August and one in November.

I already told my nephew I'd be coming that week.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-08, 06:40 AM   #8
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just make sure to show up way underweight. You'll be back up to normal by the time you dip your tire in Old Man River....

RAGBRAI is a huge rolling keg party, not a bike ride.

CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-08, 04:02 PM   #9
DanoC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up the hill
Bikes: TREK Madone 5.2, TREK 1200, Jamis Aurora, Specialized Rockhopper
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kewl, my 1st foo post and it's about my 1st RAGBRAI. I can't wait! Whoo Hoo!
DanoC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-08, 04:06 PM   #10
msincredible
crazy bike girl
 
msincredible's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: CA Central Coast
Bikes: '07 Orbea Onix, '07 Birdy Yellow, '06 Cannondale Bad Boy (stolen)
Posts: 3,325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanoC View Post
Kewl, my 1st foo post and it's about my 1st RAGBRAI. I can't wait! Whoo Hoo!
Welcome and have fun!
msincredible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-09, 11:58 AM   #11
CycleMagic
Crazy Like a Daisy
 
CycleMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR-3
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reviving an old thread because.....

I'm riding RAGBRAI this year! yay! anyone else riding?
__________________
Where am I going?......

....and why am I in this handbasket?
CycleMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-09, 06:14 PM   #12
skiahh
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
skiahh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm riding as part of Team Navy again this year.

Because of the weather and work, however, I'm relying heavily on the 5000' of altitude advantage I have rather than any serious riding this year.

Look for us out there... you can check out our jersey at our site (in my sig).
skiahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-09, 07:58 PM   #13
jgt_madone_newb
Oops... Madone-less
 
jgt_madone_newb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Olathe, KS
Bikes: seven Axiom SG, Spec Roubaix Expert Di2, Trek DS8.4, Trek Sawyer
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My daughter and I are doing our first RAGBRAI this year. My weenie brother is doing the last 3 days. All the other assorted siblings, in laws, nieces and nephews that waxed rhapsodic about our big family team have crapped out completely. At this point, we're a one tent show, and we hooked up with the Pork Bellies charter group.

We're in it for the pork chops and pie, primarly
jgt_madone_newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-09, 08:55 PM   #14
skiahh
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
skiahh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgt_madone_newb View Post
My daughter and I are doing our first RAGBRAI this year. My weenie brother is doing the last 3 days. All the other assorted siblings, in laws, nieces and nephews that waxed rhapsodic about our big family team have crapped out completely. At this point, we're a one tent show, and we hooked up with the Pork Bellies charter group.

We're in it for the pork chops and pie, primarly
Aren't we all???
skiahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-09, 05:55 AM   #15
DanoC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up the hill
Bikes: TREK Madone 5.2, TREK 1200, Jamis Aurora, Specialized Rockhopper
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't forget Beeckman's ice cream. I'll be doing it again this year.
DanoC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-09, 04:29 AM   #16
CycleMagic
Crazy Like a Daisy
 
CycleMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR-3
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mmmmm ice cream...

I'll keep my eyes out for your team, skiahh. Would be crazy if I actually saw you amongst the other 14k cyclists!
__________________
Where am I going?......

....and why am I in this handbasket?
CycleMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09, 05:44 AM   #17
DanoC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up the hill
Bikes: TREK Madone 5.2, TREK 1200, Jamis Aurora, Specialized Rockhopper
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last year I saw 2 +50 jerseys out there. I'll wear mine on Tuesday.
DanoC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09, 06:03 AM   #18
skiahh
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
skiahh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CycleMagic View Post
mmmmm ice cream...

I'll keep my eyes out for your team, skiahh. Would be crazy if I actually saw you amongst the other 14k cyclists!
Me, specifically, sure... but even with only 30 or so of us, we've had folks come find someone on the team and either meet up or get a message to one of us. So even among the other 14K or so, it's not all that crazy!
skiahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-09, 03:15 PM   #19
5kdad
Senior Member
 
5kdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northwest Arkansas
Bikes: Felt Z100 road bike and Schwinn Frontier
Posts: 359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Don't know if I'm a "Fooster", but i regularly read bikeforums. I am riding my first ragbrai this year.
5kdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-09, 05:56 PM   #20
austropithicus
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
The weather is amazing in Iowa this summer. Humidity is much lower than usual.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-09, 02:16 PM   #21
CycleMagic
Crazy Like a Daisy
 
CycleMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR-3
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hope everyone had as much fun on the RAGBRAI as I did! It was my first year and I'll definitely sign up again next year. Skiahh, I think the Air Force team had you Navy dudes out numbered! I saw a couple of the Navy jersey's but was never able to chat with anyone. bummer.
__________________
Where am I going?......

....and why am I in this handbasket?
CycleMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-09, 08:40 PM   #22
jgt_madone_newb
Oops... Madone-less
 
jgt_madone_newb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Olathe, KS
Bikes: seven Axiom SG, Spec Roubaix Expert Di2, Trek DS8.4, Trek Sawyer
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CycleMagic View Post
Hope everyone had as much fun on the RAGBRAI as I did! It was my first year and I'll definitely sign up again next year. Skiahh, I think the Air Force team had you Navy dudes out numbered! I saw a couple of the Navy jersey's but was never able to chat with anyone. bummer.
Another first timer here, and I will definitely do it again. What an unbelievable experience. And it just hit me this morning, that it was my daughter's first group ride. Might as well start with a big one.


Pork chops rule!!!
jgt_madone_newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:56 PM.