RAGBRAI XLII Countdown – July 20-26, 2014
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RAGBRAI Training: The Secret to Training for RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: The Secret to Training for RAGBRAI

by Coach David Ertl I can already see the responses to this title and several will likely involve beer.  But to your dismay I will not be talking about that aspect of ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Training Plan for RAGBRAI 2014 and How to Use it

RAGBRAI Training: Training Plan for RAGBRAI 2014 and How to Use it

One of the most popular posts I write each year is this one – the one that has the training plan in it. Once again I have put together ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How to Start Preparing for RAGBRAI While Waiting for Spring to Arrive

RAGBRAI Training: How to Start Preparing for RAGBRAI While Waiting for Spring to Arrive

by Coach David Ertl I don’t know about where you live, but here in Iowa winter rages on without much of a break. With the announcement of the RAGBRAI route, a ...

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RAGBRAI Training: How to Prepare for this Year’s RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: How to Prepare for this Year’s RAGBRAI

This year’s RAGBRAI overnight towns have now been announced and that tells us some important things about this year’s route. This year’s ride is quite short and quite flat ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up for Another RAGBRAI Season!

RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up for Another RAGBRAI Season!

In less than a week, the overnight towns for RAGBRAI XLII will be announced. Although RAGBRAI is still six months away, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be starting ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Last Minute Tips for a Fun and Successful RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Last Minute Tips for a Fun and Successful RAGBRAI

I hope you all are ready and excited for a very good RAGBRAI XLI! It is just a week away. By now your training should be done ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Putting Last Minute Touches on Your RAGBRAI Preparation

RAGBRAI Training: Putting Last Minute Touches on Your RAGBRAI Preparation

Well, RAGBRAI XLI is coming right up. Hopefully you have been out training on your bike and building up the miles. If you are approaching at least 1,000 ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Let’s Get to the Bottom of the Issue

RAGBRAI Training: Let’s Get to the Bottom of the Issue

Very frequently, the legs can carry you all the way through RAGBRAI. They may be tired but will get you there. On the other hand, often the more ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Beating the Heat

RAGBRAI Training: Beating the Heat

Summer is reluctantly making a presence here in Iowa. But the temperature and humidity are rising just in time for RAGBRAI.

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RAGBRAI Training: Riding in the Rain

RAGBRAI Training: Riding in the Rain

RAGBRAI's training coach David Ertl is back with another timely training piece to help make your RAGBRAI more safe and enjoyable.

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    by Coach David Ertl I can already see the responses to this title and several will likely involve beer.  But to your dismay I will not be talking about that aspect of ...

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    Day 7: Independence to Guttenberg And now: The hills. The final day’s 3,000-foot climb is just about twice as high as most of the previous days. So if riders didn’t know ...

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  • RAGBRAI Training: Training Plan for RAGBRAI 2014 and How to Use it

    One of the most popular posts I write each year is this one – the one that has the training plan in it. Once again I have put together ...

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  • Spring fever? Here's how to get your bike road ready

  • Tour the RAGBRAI XLII route with a flyover

  • RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz shares tidbits about this year's ride.

  • RAGBRAI announced its third shortest and second flattest route in its history on Saturday. Watch the full announcement party.

  • The overnight towns are announced for 2014

  • RAGBRAI and Bacon Fest are teaming up to create the "Bacoon Ride," a new event coming in June 2014.

  • Take a look back at the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa in 2013.

  • Nana's Delicacies served fried Jell-O, fried Klondike Bars, and Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers just outside of Hedrick.

  • RAGBRAI announced the 2014 logo on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

  • "Christmas in July" was a hit in Runnells last week during RAGBRAI 2013

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