Monday, July 28, 2008

RAGBRAI – Arriving in Missouri Valley

This lttle doggie gets to go to RAGBRAI!

Saturday, July 19th – Charlie drove Ashley and I to Missouri Valley. We arrived around 4:30 pm and the vehicle and bike traffic made it hard to get around but we finally located our ShuttleGuy service and quickly unloaded and got Charlie back on his way home away from the mayhem!

Ashley and I took the shuttle to the Expo where I stocked up on chamois butter, a necessity for the week! Surprisingly, among all the thousands of people, we managed to see the Biking Viking group on our way to the Expo and on our way back from the Expo!

Returning to camp, who do we see, but Tim from Sioux City! It was nice to have a familiar face in camp!

It was a hot, sticky night and there was quite a bit of lightening off in the distance but luckily we didn’t get any storms that night.
I originally thought we would wait and leave after 8:00 am the first day to avoid the biggest mass of people, this was advice from the Siouxland Cyclists. But knowing it was going to be hot and muggy on Sunday we decided to get up at 5:00 am and try to get out of town early.

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