Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Anchorage, AK
Bikes: '06 Surly Pugsley, '14 Surly Straggler, '88 Kuwahara Xtracycle, '10 Motobecane Outcast 29er, '?? Surly Cross Check (wife's), '00 Trek 4500 (wife's), '12 Windsor Oxford 3-speed (dogs')
Try reading it again; I don't think that they let 12 year olds enter the RAGBRAI, and I'm pretty sure that 12 year olds don't write at the level that Mr. Elliot does.
It is an interesting read, regardless (hey, I used to read Hardy Boys too!). The blogger shows some dedication to his bike shop (and to justice) following a thief about the city on his daily rounds; I probably would've called the cops and the bike shop and gone about my business. Good on Mr. Elliot! Although it sucks that the cop car he rode in struck a cyclist, and more so that it didn't stop.