Monday, June 18, 2007

Things You Learn To Love on Bran

1. The sound of 500 tents unzipping at 4:30am

2. All you can eat pancakes for breakfast

3. Snoring neighbors only two feet away

4. Ice cold community showers

5. Mosquitos the size of horses

6. Windmills

7. Hills and more hills

8. Pie and Ice Cream

9. Sag stops and Gummy fruit snacks

10. Fog


gravy said...

You had to learn to love windmill, pie and ice cream?

You must be full of hate.

LoupGarou said...

If you would have left earlier then you wouldn't have had to deal with cold showers. hehe

nicol said...

I only had one really cold shower and that was in Tyron. Ice cold, actually. There were screams coming outta that locker-room.

Grape Jolly Ranchers were my fav. treat at the water stops.

Favorite host town: Ord, hands down.

Favorite town in between resting points: Arthur. What a cute place.

sydney_b said...

nice pix! are there more? stories? Would you do it again?

Adrian_O said...

Frankenstein doesn't scare me.

c_c_rider said...

yes, let's see more pics.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see "beer" anywhere on your list.

There's a 4:30 in the morning now? Seriously, why would you get up so early? There's light until 9:00. And probably warm showers later in the day, too. 4:30 is for double-century days.

On RAGBRAI, we take a more relaxed approach. We get up around 7:30 or 8:00. Get on the road by 8:30 or 9:00.

da terminator said...

I hear ya Jason. I thought 4:30 was way too early. I guess I'm not hard core enough! The earliest I left was 6:30 but most days it was closer to 8:00.

c_c_rider said...

yeah, relaxed is the way to go. on BRAN last year my tent was the LAST one remaining most mornings. and i'd barely break camp and get my gear on the truck by the 8am cutoff time.

Byekin said...

I guess it just depends if you are a morning person or not. I prefer to get up early and get 10 miles in before the sun peeks up over the horizon. Riding during the cooler part of the day, picking the best spot to camp, getting a warm shower, having several pieces of the strawberry-rhubarb pie before it is all gone.

Anonymous said...

I guess we know who to blame when the pie is gone.