Aug 2, 2021 - Sports

Reminiscing RAGBRAI

I rode my bike across Iowa last week with 15,000+ other wild people. Whew.

  • Here are snapshots of what I saw and why Iowa is the best, especially on two wheels.

I saw old friends.

RAGBRAI's Team Cow wears matching cow print outfits on the Iowa bike ride.
Team Cow, my RAGBRAI team in Preston. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

And made new ones too.

Axios' Linh Ta poses with a goat.
Hanging with goats on our way to Central City. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

Some days, I saw too much.

Two men wear matching American flag speedos and shirts while biking for RAGBRAI.
Fly high, Old Glory. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

But most days, I couldn't get enough.

Delicious church pies in Goose Lake. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios
Delicious church pies in Goose Lake. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios
A landscape of green hills on the way to Anamosa.
Green hills on the way to Anamosa. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios
Axios' Linh Ta poses in a biking helmet with two women.
Awesome lady in Clinton with free hot dogs and Busch Light. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

Thanks for the good times, Iowa. It feels good to be back home.

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