In July of 2018, while touring the country by bicycle, my wife and I met some neat people in Mason City, Iowa. We spent a couple of days with them. They invited us to return in 2019 and ride with their team during RAGBRAI
. Last April we figured we could make it and signed up. Our son, Geoff, joined us, too. We spent a week with Team Zippy. The team is named after Zippy the Pinhead
, an absurdist cartoon character created by Bill Griffith
who was kind enough to allow the team to use Zippy's likeness at no charge. While in Iowa I picked up a couple of Iowa license plates with the intent of building a guitar for my friends there. I think they'll be pleased with it. I should also mention that it plays and sounds great.
A 2019 RAGBRAI-themed license plate guitar.
Decals of the overnight stay cities.
Decals of the daily wristbands worn by registered rides.
A photo of the Team Zippy bus graces the back.