Team Simpson gathers for one last group photo before heading into Burlington. It has been an absolutely fantastic week to ride, and as we finish, it provides for a most bittersweet moment. There is a great sense of accomplishment among everyone who has ridden this week, but at the same time it is hard to see RAGBRAI come to an end for 2009. We have made so many great friends and experienced the warm hospitality of so many Iowans as we crossed the state. It has been exciting, challenging, and rewarding - all in all, an adventure that we will all long remember.