Do Nothing? Not the Trikeman.

When RAGBRAI comes along I will be 59 years old. This is by far the most physical challenging thing I have ever done. I often joke “my hands were made to shuffle papers.” I have challenged myself successfully a number of times over the years mentally … but physically?

The last straw in my decision to ride RAGBRAI came at my 40th class reunion last summer. I talked to a number of classmates who were looking forward to retirement and “doing nothing.” Doing nothing? Talking about “doing nothing” when we are still in our 50’s? I can’t imagine myself “doing nothing.”

So, I mentally pulled the trigger and make the decision I had been contemplating…I would ride RAGBRAI.

I guess riding RAGBRAI could be considered my protest against “doing nothing.”


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