Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Perfect RAGBRAI Day

This was a great day for the riders on RAGBRAI. In fact...this has been a pretty decent weather week for the trek across northern Iowa.
The pictures today came from Iowa State Patrol Trooper Doug Cutts. Trooper Cutts has been on the route most of the week. He has taken the time to send in some great pictures. I love the dude with the crazy duds. It sums up the party theme of RAGBRAI.
Trooper Cutts said the ride was nearly perfect the bike pile-ups as some of the riders were following too close to one another. Yesterday Trooper Cutts said the problem was dehydration. Several of the bikers went down because they were not taking in as much water as needed as the heat index temperatures reached the triple digits.
I appreciate the work that Trooper Cutts puts in on the ride...and all through the year. Today was Iowa State Patrol Day on RAGBRAI. Thanks to all the law enforcement for keeping the riders safe.
Thursday is going to be spectacular for the riders. The wind will be light...out of the northwest around 5 mph. It will be sunny, but the humidity will be very low. Highs are expected to reach the lower 80s.