Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jul 29

License Plate Countdown — ZTE

Fewer than 120,000 plates to go. Expect a big jump soon since U and V are skipped.

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Jul 27

No bikes allowed

The segment of US 65 between IA 2 and Lineville on the 2012 Iowa Map for Bicyclists (PDF) doesn’t appear on the map at all. The map is color-coded with traffic counts — purple is the lowest, fewer than 700 vehicles … Continue reading

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Jul 26

RAGBRAI XL: Where hasn’t it been?

County roads crisscross the state just waiting for bicycle riders at the end of every July, but in some places, there just isn’t easy access in without heavy vehicle traffic. Based on 2010 population and 40 years’ worth of maps … Continue reading

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Jul 25

Seen in St. Anthony

“Please save our church. Buy beer and wine.” — St. Anthony Christian Church, Marshall County, which set up an all-Iowa-microbrew garden for RAGBRAI.

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Jul 25

RAGBRAI in Tama County

Tomorrow, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa goes through Tama County for the ninth time. Garwin and Clutier are getting their third visits. The 2012 route duplicates 2004 through nearly all the county, except instead of turning south … Continue reading

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Jul 25

License Plate Countdown — ZPL

The Zwingle-Peosta-La Motte school district?

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Jul 24

RAGBRAI XL: Complete 40-year list of towns

Every year, the RAGBRAI overnight towns are announced near the beginning of the year. Later in the year, first in June but now usually in March, a complete route is unveiled. Sometimes changes are made before the bikes hit the … Continue reading

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Jul 24

Rhoads work

KCRG misspelled Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads’ name Monday on its website — twice. (Notice the spelling in the link is different from that in the screenshot.) Maybe if he beats Iowa again his name will get out there more.

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Jul 24

Coverage of NT in state baseball tournament

North Tama’s run in the postseason ends at the hands of a private school from northern Iowa (again). KCRG has video (30-second ad for 30-second clip). KCCI has a full recap of the quarterfinals (NT is last). KWWL, the Waterloo Courier and … Continue reading

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Jul 23

RAGBRAI and US 20

The RAGBRAI route from Cherokee to Lake City today goes through Sac City. It comes into from the north on M54, then goes west on US 20 through town until M54 turns south. This is possibly the only time RAGBRAI … Continue reading

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