32 year old single male riding RAGBRAI for the first time. Any fit riders looking for fun group to ride with respond here! I am going to be coming from Washington, DC. I ride a lot and want to find people who can keep up a good pace but who also want to have fun off the bike too! If you know someone who wants to drive a vehicle along the route I would happily chip in my fair share and perhaps even bring a rental car myself! While i want to ride the entire route, its always good to have a team and a backup plan in case of the unexpected. Since this is all new to me I would love any advice from the pros and suggestions are always welcome! Now let’s name our cause and team and get this thing going for real! I’m registered but don’t know anyone else who is registered as of today.
To each his/her own but take it from someone more than twice your age, if your goal on RAGBRAI is to ride as fast as you can you will be missing some of the greatest experiences of the ride.
With 15-20,000 riders, it is often foolhardy if not downright dangerous to ride fast. Take your time to meet and chat with other riders and the local residents who are out cheering you on. Those are moments to cherish.
Hey Michael, it sounds like you might have some extra energy. We are going to have a 100 mile+ timed ride from Sioux City to Council Bluffs the day before RAGBRAI starts just to get warmed up and ready for the week. Check out igranfondo.com for more information. It gives you a great sense of accomplishment that you can then relax the rest of the time and enjoy some of the sites, smells, sounds and pleasures of hanging out with 20,000 cyclists.