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WOW! We are going to Okoboji for a week in August! We used to go there every summer when I was young, but haven't been back since! I've not done the tri, but sounds like fun!
I have done two RAGBRAI's and my mom will be doing her 31st RAGBRAI this year!
RAGBRAI is such a fun experience! The scenery is beautiful, the food is wonderful, the people watching is the best! I know riding your bike all day, eating and drinking way too much, sweating in the humidity, sleeping in a tent and waking up to do it all over again, 7 days in a row, doesn't sound like fun to most, but to me and over 10,000 other riders, it is the greatest!
2 x RAGBRAI in early 90's. Looking forward until kids are old enough so we can do it as a family ... Definitely one of the best weeks of my life (and responsible for the addition of the verb "to kybe" into the personal vernacular).
Go University of Okoboji!
I used to live in Denver before moving to Spencer, looks like we crossed paths in Nebraska somewhere! !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
The Okoboji Tri will be my first, lengths are set at .6/18/5.5. There is also a 10k and Marathon running at the same time so LOTS of activity in the Iowa Great Lakes Area!
Run and bike I'm very comfortable with (as long as the dreaded Iowa wind dosen't kick up too much), open water swimming in a 200' deep blue water lake has me pretty intimidated.
Hope to see you on the lake in August!