I Ride For: Tom
Culture is an interesting thing. We talk a lot about company culture. Certainly, countries have different cultures. Michigan (where I’m from) has a different culture than Iowa, and Iowa has a culture separate from RAGBRAI. (Although they blend nicely.)
I’ve already mentioned the social part of the RAGBRAI culture this week. Since today was only 60 miles, I thought I would work my way into the food culture. I started by wearing my @Starbucks kit (thanks to my son Beau!) to get me in the eating mood. First stop was Farm Kids for a breakfast burrito. It was great. Just like I remembered. Tomorrow I’ll try Mr. Porkchop or Beckman’s ice cream. (Some may be able to do all three in one day, but I cannot.)
Another culture thing is our camp site. When we ride in, this is generally what we see. The @LiveSTRONG staff does such a great job setting up our camp. All we have to do when we get in is find our bags, find a place to call home for the night, and set up our tent. (And then I have to unpack and then repack my bags 2-3 times. Ha!)
I mention all this culture stuff because Tom is a fan of exploring other cultures all over the world. Despite his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, his friend Peggy says that he continues to travel internationally in this quest.
Well Tom, do I have a deal for you! Next July join @TeamLiveSTRONG on @RAGBRAI. You will experience a culture you cannot find anywhere else on the planet. And you will save a bunch of money on international travel. You could use that money to be the 2019 RAGBRAI fundraising champion. I think that would be a 3 for 1 deal. I’m just trying to help out.
The Road Rider