Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Meet Team Simpson!

Welcome to the Team Simpson blog! Here, we’ll count down the days until RAGBRAI XXXVII and get to know each other a bit before the ride. We’ll also use this blog to finalize our plans and answer questions.

The inaugural team will be made up of 51 cyclists and 2 drivers. We have 29 week long riders and 22 riders who will ride a portion of the week. The most popular segment of the ride appears to be Sunday through Tuesday for the much anticipated cruise into Indianola.
Forty-two teammates are traveling from Indianola to the start of the ride in Council Bluffs on Saturday, July 18 and 30 teammates are returning with the team from Burlington to Indianola on Saturday, July 25. We come from 15 different states and vary widely in our RAGBRAI experience. We have RAGBRAI veterans and riders who will be experiencing RAGBRAI for the first time.

Here is a list of team members’ first names and their home towns.

Chris – Indianola, IA
Denise – Boca Rotan, FL
Lu Ann – Urbandale, IA
Bob – Indianola, IA
Ben – Boseman, MT
Ryan – Indianola, IA
Kelley – West Des Moines, IA
Joshua – Treynor, IA
Nicole – Kansas City, MO
Jason – West Des Moines, IA
Judy – Indianola, IA
Angie – Ankeny, IA
Brian – Omaha, NB
Jennifer – Johnston, IA
Craig – Des Moines, IA
Jacki – Johnston, IA
Michael – Norwalk, IA
Kimberly – Des Moines, IA
Jason –Johnston, IA
Burton – Newburgh, IN
Kevin – Kilmarnock, VA
Patrick – Johnston, IA
Werner – Indianola, IA
Sheila – Kilmarnock, VA
John – Runnells, IA
Daniel – West Des Moines, IA
Carolyn – Kansas City, MO
Jacque – Johnston, IA
John – Edina, MN
Joseph – Westwood, KS
Jeff – Johnston, IA
Denise –Fort Cambell, KY
Shari – Westwood, KS
Martha – Indianola, IA
Dave – Pompano Beach, FL
Eric – Minneapolis, MN
Jackie – Indianola, IA
John – Sacramento, CA
Marv – Indianola, IA
John – Indianola, IA
Ron – Walnut Creek, CA
David – Saginaw, MI
Kevin – Johnston, IA
Scott –Bartlesville, OK
Paul – Indianola, IA
Ben – Altoona, IA
Brian – Iowa City, IA
Stacey – Indianola, IA
David – Evansville, IN
James – Sultan, WA
Alex – Fisher, IN
Jay – Indianola, IA
Kelli – Hot Springs, SD

We invite you to become a regular on the Team Simpson blog. Feel free to ask or answer questions and contribute as you choose. This is simply a way to have a free flowing conversation, allowing everyone to contribute as much or as little as they feel comfortable. In upcoming posts we will talk more about our overnight locations and hosts, packing lists, travel logistics, and other details.

July 18 marks the beginning of a new adventure linked together by two interests, Simpson College and a passion for cycling.

We can’t wait!

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