Check out the story that ran in last Saturdays edition of the Iowa City Press-Citizen here http://press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050618/SPORTS/506180315/1025
Pretty cool stuff. Picture is of Ira Ryan as he rides into Algona. He was the eventual race winner. Interesting tidbit on his bike. He built the frame himself, and didn't have time to paint it before the race. RAW! I suppose this is all coming up again as we approach ragbrai. Cycling being up on Iowan's minds right about now.