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Sporting Life: Local bike pros offer RAGBRAI training tips

On Saturday, Jan. 26th, the route for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) was announced in Des Moines. The ride is the 41st of its kind, beginning July 21 in Council Bluffs and concluding on July 27 in Fort Madison. Overnight stops along the way will include Harlan, Perry, Des Moines, Knoxville, […]

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Sporting Life: Destination Recreation

Iowa might not promote and advertise its recreational activities like other states (California comes to mind), but just because TV viewers aren’t bombarded with ads showing panoramic views of people snowboarding or fly fishing in the state, doesn’t mean that there aren’t things to do outdoors. From fishing on the Iowa River, to boating and […]

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Sporting Life: Dealing with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Chuck Geertz will never forget the weekday afternoon he pulled up to his hunting cabin and saw a friend’s truck parked on the gravel drive. This friend—we’ll call him Kenny to protect his privacy—frequently hunted on Geertz’s property but always called first. Geertz knew something was wrong. He found Kenny sitting by a creek. He […]

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