Dreaming of Ragbrai (July 21-27) on a sunny March morning

How amazing – the sun is shining today upon brown and muddy Des Moines. I can hear birds chirping and see squirrels racing across soggy lawns still littered with patches of melting snow.  Perfect morning to daydream about riding bikes through central and southern Iowa during Ragbrai this July. The DSM Register, conveniently, provided a detailed description of the route today and it looks do-able. It’s also very convenient for those of us living in Des Moines, since it passes through the city for the first time in many years. If the weather isn’t beastly hot – as it was last summer – I hope to do Day 3 (49.9 miles from Perry to Des Moines) and Day 4 (49.9 miles from Des Moines to Knoxville with highlights including mimosas at the Rosey Acres Winery, ice cream at Jersey Freeze in Monroe, beer at Peach Tree Brewing in Knoxville, as well as a visit to the home of the designer of Iowa’s state flag – that would be Dixie Gebhardt.)

You still game Anne??

Dixie Cornell Gebhardt in about 1917.

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