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Old 03-09-20, 11:01 AM
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Hello Bike Forums,
I have been riding two wheels since I was young able as probably most of you have. I came to Bike Forums to get some info on my Rudge 3 speed and thought I might as well get a login. I am down to one Yamaha on/off road motorcycle and a few bicycles which I ride on the hard streets of Des Moines . You will see a new post about my Rudge, with pic's shortly. Last, it looks like almost any question a rider would have about a bike could get answered or at minimum get good feedback on Bike Forum.
Have a good day!
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Old 03-09-20, 11:20 AM
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Welcome to BF. Yes there is a wealth of knowledge to be found here along with many nice people. Get your post count up to ten so you can post of photo of that Rudge. Enjoy your time here as well.

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Old 03-09-20, 11:54 AM
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Hey FTW13Iowa
Iowa has great people who mostly look out for bikes, which is nice. Have you heard of ragbrai? Any plans for making part or all of it? I got to ride 2 days on it last year and I was absolutely blown away! So many people riding and having fun. I just brought my bed roll and panniers but some people go all out and have tour buses following from stop to stop, quite the sight to see.
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Old 03-09-20, 12:08 PM
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Yes I just discovered the ten post rule. Annoyingly acceptable by all all means. I'll geter done.
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Old 03-09-20, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by FTW13Iowa View Post
Yes I just discovered the ten post rule. Annoyingly acceptable by all all means. I'll geter done.
it's really a chore! I just want to post pics of my bicycle!
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Old 03-09-20, 12:17 PM
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Ragbrai is not my thing but almost all Iowans who ride have been on the ride or a portion or just a day. There has been a lot of controversy over the past year concerning ragbrai. Most if not all the heads broke away and quit. Iowa will still have ragbrai but all the folks who quit have started a new ride called Iowa's Ride. Now Iowa will have two separate rides across Iowa. Ragbrai will continue heading West to East across the state and Iowa's Ride will be from East to West. Both rides are one week long and are a separate dates.
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Old 03-09-20, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by FTW13Iowa View Post
Ragbrai is not my thing but almost all Iowans who ride have been on the ride or a portion or just a day. There has been a lot of controversy over the past year concerning ragbrai. Most if not all the heads broke away and quit. Iowa will still have ragbrai but all the folks who quit have started a new ride called Iowa's Ride. Now Iowa will have two separate rides across Iowa. Ragbrai will continue heading West to East across the state and Iowa's Ride will be from East to West. Both rides are one week long and are a separate dates.
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excellent! I was blissfully unaware of any controversy, I only join the ride for the spectacle. Any idea how big of a group Iowa's Ride will draw?
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Old 03-09-20, 01:09 PM
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excellent! I was blissfully unaware of any controversy, I only join the ride for the spectacle. Any idea how big of a group Iowa's Ride will draw?
I'm hearing about 10k for each ride. Which is a big drop for ragbrai which can be 15-20k. However I'm not an expert.
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Old 03-09-20, 01:28 PM
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You should post your Rudge on C&V; those folks know a lot about old bicycles.
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Old 03-09-20, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
You should post your Rudge on C&V; those folks know a lot about old bicycles.
I will once I get my obligatory ten posts handled. Thanks!
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Hello and welcome to the community!!
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Old 03-10-20, 01:19 PM
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Hello and welcome to the community!!
Thanks! I have been down the "rabbit hole" here on BF and have been pleasantly surprised.
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Welcome ! I rode the beer ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) 4 different years 40 yrs ago when in my 40s. Seemed crowded back then, can't wrap my imagination around 15K riders .
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Old 03-11-20, 07:04 AM
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Welcome ! I rode the beer ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) 4 different years 40 yrs ago when in my 40s. Seemed crowded back then, can't wrap my imagination around 15K riders .
It is totally a beer ride! I have rode through the ragbrai "area" in Des Moines when it had come through for an overnight stay. I love me some beer but it's not my bag.
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