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Started 3 weeks, 6 days ago by bphawkeye

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This topic contains 23 replies, has 18 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Michrider Michrider !!! 4 hours, 42 minutes ago.

Have ridden a couple of legs a couple of years ago. I am hoping to go the whole route for the first time this year. Bucket list thing. I will be riding solo and am planning on using a charter service. Are there normally a lot of solo riders out there? I’m a fairly social person and would like to ride and hang out with other riders without feeling like a uninvited guest. Born and raised Iowan living in warmth of Fla


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    KenH
  • I’ve never had trouble finding decent showers and PBV will let outsiders use theirs but if you want to go with PBV I doubt you will be disappointed.

    I don’t have much hope that there is a Fuji-Absolute-1.0, Illinois for me to move to so that I could match you in that respect but I could easily have my name emblazoned on my tires!


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    Posted 3 days, 21 hours ago ago #1260783

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    Michrider !!!
  • KenH: I’ve never had trouble finding decent showers and PBV will let outsiders use theirs but if you want to go with PBV I doubt you will be disappointed.

    PBV showers are free for PBV campers, all other users pay $5 or $6 (with towel). PBV is my favorite charter and a great choice!!! https://pkbelly.com/content/emailedUpdate/2017_invitation

    BTW, RAGBRAI don’t care!!!


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    Posted 3 days, 19 hours ago ago #1260795

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    George A
  • Charlie S.,

    Brancel typically has a shower truck with them the whole week. While it is not included in the cost of using them for the week it is one of the extra perks they have available. It cost about $6.00 per day for the shower and a towel, and anyone can use it.

    As Ken H said finding a shower is not that difficult. There seems to more of the portable shower trucks/trailers that follow Ragbrai from town to town than in the past.


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    Posted 3 days, 3 hours ago ago #1260869

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    KenH
  • “PBV showers are free for PBV campers”

    Now, now, now, nothing is free with PBV or any other club/charter/team or with rare exceptions anywhere at RAGBRAI! You paid for it, no matter what it is at RAGBRAI, and again with rare exceptions you got a good value for your $$$.

    RAGBRAI don’t care and she always collects her fee!!


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    Posted 3 days, 3 hours ago ago #1260875

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    cyduke
  • Back in the old days (1980’s) I would knock on the door of a home, and offer five bucks for a shower -turned down only once, and you get to visit with some really nice people. Nowdays, showers are a dime a dozen. Ridley. Enjoy your RAGBRAI.


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    Posted 2 days, 20 hours ago ago #1260941

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    SFC JKL2
  • We had a guy on our team that used to knock on doors (we used bags at that time). He said he never had to knock on more than three before someone let him in. Now, tankless water heaters are the only way to go.


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    Posted 1 day, 13 hours ago ago #1261041

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    Jim
  • another charter option is OOS. I have used them for 13 years and will be again this year. they have always done a great job.


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    Posted 8 hours, 9 minutes ago ago #1261119

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