• I had a similar problem 4 years ago when I was training for my first RAGBRAI. For me it was a catch 22, where I knew I needed more time in the saddle, but the more miles I put in, the more it hurt. In my case, it was neck pain due to an old sports injury, and my wrists/hands would kill me due to carpal tunnel syndrome. I tried getting…[Read more]

  • Rick- see the overtly political post from Stephen Paine. My post was simply to point out that politics are a divisive topic for a cycling forum, and should be avoided. Ken’s post was simply agreeing with my post.

  • RAGBRAI is about cycling. This forum is about RAGBRAI, and all that makes it such a unique and meaningful experience. This forum unites people of all walks of life, and all persuasions, bound together by a love of this July event. I truly wish people could keep their political opinions to themselves. And I’m an independent…I would be saying…[Read more]

  • “I’m afraid I don’t get the connection. Two days with the exact same mileage is somehow a conspiracy?”

    I’m afraid you don’t get humor.

  • Jboz started the topic The ROUTE! in the forum RAGBRAI XLIV – 2016 8 months ago

    Glenwood to Shenadoah to Creston, Leon, Centerville, Ottumwa, Washington and Muscatine.

  • Jboz replied to the topic Logo/Route Clues in the forum RAGBRAI XLIV – 2016 8 months ago

    I just heard that Washington, IA was asked to have a representative in attendance tonight.

  • Jboz replied to the topic Logo/Route Clues in the forum RAGBRAI XLIV – 2016 8 months ago

    The Weezer thing might have merit. I’m convinced that the logo contains no useable info to decode the route. Those cogs could represent any of hundreds of towns. We will know soon.

  • I applaud both your desire to improve your health, and your desire to give back to others. Just my opinion, but you need to focus on yourself first and foremost. At a 40 BMI, you need to get that under control, and that needs to be your #1 priority. RAGBRAI is only 7 days, and those 7 days will not instantly get you back to health, but training…[Read more]

  • I love everything RAGBRAI…but if we are talking fantasy route, as in “it’s never going to happen, but if I were suddenly made king…”, then yes. One way route logistics are a challenge…with having to drop your vehicle off on one end of the state, and somehow make your way across to the other end…this is a giant PIA. So, if someone at the…[Read more]

  • Jboz replied to the topic Tents in the forum RAGBRAI XLIV – 2016 10 months ago

    One of the things that makes RAGBRAI so great is the fact that with 20k plus riders, each rider can make it his/her own unique experience however he/she chooses to.

    There are riders who sleep in their own tents, in outfitter supplied tents, in team busses, in hammocks, on host family sofas, in RVs, in air-conditioned converted semi-trailers,…[Read more]

  • Sorry for the dupe. GRRR, love RAGBRAI but this forum infrastructure is clunky and frustrating.

  • My take is this. The designs will vary from year to year, and the degree to which anyone will like them will vary from person to person. But each one is unique, and each one holds a unique set of memories that I can rekindle every time I wear it.

    My first RAGBRAI was in 2012. My then 13 year old son rode with me, also his first RAGBRAI. I…[Read more]

  • My take is this. The designs will vary from year to year, and the degree to which anyone will like them will vary from person to person. But each one is unique, and each one holds a unique set of memories.

    My first RAGBRAI was in 2012. My then 13 year old son rode with me, also his first RAGBRAI. I thought about getting us each the black…[Read more]

  • Mich, Come one over…it’s actually not dark at all. In addition to several road bikes and a MTB, I have 3 trikes, a Catrike Expedition, an ICE VTX, and a HP Velotechnik full suspension Scorpion. I also have a few two wheel recumbents. At any given time, I can grab just about anything to take out for a ride. But there is something about a…[Read more]