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hooded sweatshirts 10 years later

April 24, 2017

this reminds me of Seth and  it also of Chris Murray and Chris always reminds me of RAGBRAI and if you've never heard of RAGBRAI it might as well be an acronym that stands for riding BMX bikes at night in bunny costumes with hooded sweatshirts. Yesterday Alistair sent me this link to something that I most likely never would have discovered myself and it's actually a great intro to RAGBRAI and what it's all about from an interesting vantage point. Ten or Eleven years ago I caught a glimpse or two or Lance on his first RAGBRAI but mostly I just saw the pack of people and the camera crews following him or leading him out and I never got that close

 

digging through my photographic memory for a shot of Lance I found THIS shot from RAGBRAI 2006

that's the bike that now lives next door to me

that's the bike I recently hacked the handlebars off of

that's the bike 

 

it's a small world after all 

it's a small    small    world


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Chris Murray said...

Great memories. Nice photo of Matt, our Shepard. Heard some great news just now. Cheers

Posted April 25, 2017 09:20 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder said...

all roads lead to Grinnell. But what are the fucking chances that I move into a house next to the house where this bike lives? This bike with the goofy bars that rode across Iowa in 2006 partially assembled by Bikes 2 You. ???

Posted April 25, 2017 09:04 PM | Reply to this comment

Alistair said...

That is bizarre about your neighbor having that bike from years ago. Really quite an odd coincidence.

Posted April 27, 2017 05:19 PM | Reply to this comment

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