Preparing for RAGBRAI 2016

Here are the routes for this years bike ride across Iowa.

July 24th, 2016 with optional Gravel loop

The route encompasses 49.7 miles and 2,614 feet of climb.  You can add to that total by riding the optional Gravel Loop.  RAGBRAI will visit the new towns of Malvern and Imogene and the towns of Tabor and Randolph that RAGBRAI hasn’t stopped in for 27 years!

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Harveyville Bench

Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North Preview

The following story is a chapter of an upcoming book written by my mother Priscilla H Wilson about my father Rodney E Wilson.  The book is titled Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North.

Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North: Searching for Family

In July 2009, son Ben and Rodney set out on a two-week genealogical expedition across Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Rodney expresses excitement as they drive south. Continue reading


Cars of Cuba

It was great fun to see the variety of older cars still running on the island.  Most are no longer running with original motors and parts, but still fun to see.  A real treat.