I saw unicycles, fixies, single speeds, mountain bikes, cycylocross bikes, touring bikes, road bikes, racing bikes, tandems, bent tandems, trikes, tandem trikes, two wide tandems, people pulling everything you can think of from bobs to boats (yes one year a guy was towing a canoe) someone with a sail on the bike and people with the kitchen sink on the back, race cars and banans….. now was there a fat bike in the someplace…. wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
Do it on whatever you like, but trust me, you might regret anything other than a road bike. Since it is a road ride, and road bikes are specifically designed for the road, I’d say a road bike over something like a Fat Bike.
I will be riding the road bike on Ragbrai like always, I just did not recall seeing any Fat’s on Ragbrai the last couple of years. I don’t need the extra work of riding a fat bike! I need to get to that beer garden refreshed!
Last year on that really hot and windy day there was a farmhouse right at the Karras loop turn off. They were selling hot buttered corn for a buck and had shade trees. Anyway, i was talking to a guy who was riding a fat bike. He said while fun maybe next year he would ride a regular road bike. I think there were at least two different one that i saw.
Congrats on the Mukluk. I have one and they are a blast all year long. I would not suggest one for RAGBRAI due to gearing more than rolling resistance. If your fat bike is your only bike, consider a pair of Black Floyds and save the Nates for off road.