A few weeks ago I wrote a short post about heading off to RAGBRAI. While I'd hoped to write a few posts during the week-long ride, most nights I didn't have time, energy, or reliable Internet access to get any words and pictures put together.

I finally plowed through the few hundred photos I captured of the Adaptive Sports Iowa team during the week and have posted them here on our website. Go and check them out when you have a few minutes. You'll see some amazing disabled athletes pedaling and handcranking their way through the rolling cornfields of Iowa. I had a great time with the group--some hilarious personalities and genuinely fantastic people to spend a week with. I'm glad I got to be a part of the team! 

Here are a few of my favorites from the gallery

I'll write more in the coming days and weeks about the experience. As a native Iowan on my 3rd RAGBRAI, I knew what to expect. It was my parents 9th or 10th RAGBRAI, so they knew the drill, too. But this was our first RAGBRAI since my dad was paralyzed, which definitely made for a completely different experience. The custom built Utah Trikes handcrank tandem got them across the state together, and with a smile on their faces...most of the time (except during the frigid rain storm--that's a story for another day). 

Thanks for a fun trip Mom and Dad! 

by beth