Howdy Ho Everybodies!
I just thought that I would clarify a little something the Musher posted on her first edition of her Blogging 'bout the Bikes edition of her RAGBRAI adventures.
She said that Shelly RAGBRAI Minion and Helen (back to smelling like cookies) Handler insisted that the Musher needed a bike with a basket for me for next year.
The caption said that we both said "NO" about the baskets. Well, that is true. Baskets on the front of the bicycle are NOT satisfactory for my needs.
In the first place, there is no protective cover on them. The sun would just beat down on my sensitive head and bake me! Plus, I'd be all in the front of the bike while all manner of icky bugs and pokey pokey beady eyed birds and creatures smacked me right in the face! These baskets are also very small, and my whole body would get crampy trying to sit in one of those for hours and hours!
No, a basket on the front will not do at all!
I prefer something more roomy, stylish, protective from the sun, elements, and bugs (euw)... something like this:
Another reason why I didn't join the Musher for RAGBRAI 2013 is because she told me that it was just a bunch of peoples riding their bikes across Iowa. Um... ok, I'll pass, thank you very much. There was no mention of the parties, the camping out, the shopping of wonderful ensembles, or the non-stop tasty foodables! Oh no, there was no mention of this from a certain someone (ahem), otherwise I would have used my savings to purchase the Bet-mobile and gone along.
Not only would I have been a participant, but I would also have served a valuable service to the whole RAGRAI organization! I heard that sometimes the peoples were confused about where things were and what time they needed to show up, or they couldn't find Mr. Pork Chop. This is where having a Border Collie would have been invaluable to the organization.
Nothing gets people moving in the right direction like a well trained herdy dog such as myself. I am fluent in Pretty Curly Tail, cat, baa baa sheepie thing, and human herding, although there is some controversy over the baa baa sheepie thing herding... shut up!
My herdy skills would come in handy especially when foodables were involved, and there would probably be extra points for penning bike riders!
I encourage each of you to insist that for the 2014 RAGBRAI that I be brought in as an executive people herdy consultant. I will only accept fully paid transportation to and from the event, a free Bet-mobile, and free food throughout for me and my assistant, the Musher.
Get on that peoples!