Once again, it's time to a week of inadequate showers, standing in long lines for the "KYBOs", and Mr. Pork Chop.

My plan from last year of flying to Omaha and riding to the start of RAGBRAI was such a success that my friends Jim and Laura decided to come with me.

Bicycle Illinios has created a supported bike ride from the RAGBRAI finish town to Chicago. Laura and I signed up.