The ride has begun. The highlight for me is meeting people from all over and all ages. It has been noted that RAGBRAI is getting older. It's not uncommon to find people in their 60s and 70s who have found there way to come and pedal across Iowa. There are fewer senior riders in their eighties but I rode with an 87 year old woman who is on her 20th ride across Iowa and an 88 year old man from Canada who is on his first ride.