RAGBRAI DAY 0 - Nerdy Bird

We just picked up Drew (Nerdy Bird) at SUX (Sioux City IA airport). That rounds out the RAGBRAI gathering of Team Crazy Bird for today and now we are heading to the Rock Valley IA campsite, where the ride begins tomorrow.

We have beer so all is good.

RAGBRAI DAY 0 - Boondocks

Jason, Sherry, and I just merged with some more of Team Crazy Bird at the Boondocks truck stop in...well...the boondocks of Iowa.

Shawn (Strange Bird)
Nick (Jail Bird)
Brad (Dil Bird)

We also acquired the team trailer that will haul our gear all week on RAGBRAI. It is Shawn's. It is heavy and loaded with our gear so it is even heavier. The minivan is ill equipped to haul it, so it takes a good while to get up to speed.

RAGBRAI DAY 0 - Gooney Bird

Sherry (aka Rae Bird) and I (Yard Bird) rolled into Aplington IA around 11:30 AM and pulled into Jason's folks' house soon after. Jason (aka Gooney Bird) was loading his dad's minivan, which will be our support vehicle this week on RAGBRAI. We threw our gear in the back and then Jason's nice mom made us lunch. We put the bikes on the rack attached to the trailer hitch of the minivan and we are now en route to meet three more Crazy Birds at the Boondocks USA truck stop where Highway 20 and I35 meet.