Team Simpson riders endured a cold, windy, wet, and hilly day yesterday riding 77 miles into Indianola. Just as the first Simpson riders were arriving, the sun broke out in Indianola and provided for a glorious evening of activities all over the Simpson campus, around the square, and all over town. I know that all of us felt a great deal of pride with the way Indianola and Simpson College handled the RAGBRAI riders. We received many positive comments about the beauty of the Simpson campus and about the hospitality of everyone in Indianola. Many thanks to everyone who made the evening in Indianola what will no doubt be the best reception on this year's ride. We are riding to Chariton today. We have a beautiful, sunny day and look forward to a much more pleasant ride.