• if they are driving to meet you they may have to park a little bit away from the main campground, probably easier for them to get in and out too. Pick a place in town once the overnight town details are out and set a time. for one night at least they wont have a lot to carry.

  • jwsknk replied to the topic PICKLE JUICE in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 5 days, 23 hours ago

    I always have a plain bottle of water on the bike and one bottle with a Electrolyte tablets dissolved in it ( I prefer Camelback) you get pretty much what is in sport drinks but without the added sugar. A kosher baby dill or two are fine, but not the giant ones and not just sitting down to drink a glass if pickle juice for me.

  • jwsknk replied to the topic PICKLE JUICE in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 1 week ago

    bloddy mary with the pickle spear and not olives it is then. 🙂

  • Bus from Ames, Probably 35 to 20 then then 143 north to 10. Or 35, 80, 29, 75 if we have to go that way to get DM people. So far north I want them to come to us to avoid that extra 75-90 minutes on the bus. When we get close depends on where we camp and come in as close as possible.

  • What do you think the main route into town Saturday will be? from the south 75 to K64? or stay on 75 to 10 and in from the west? dependent on where the main campground is. (college south side of town?)

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  • there will be people in the campground Friday night before the ride, most will come in Saturday. A few camp the last Saturday in the ending town. there should be a designated campground. The few B7B’s in Lansing are probably booked. There is a private campground on the west edge of town, 2-3 miles from the river. A lot of RV’s are permanent sites.…[Read more]

  • You are going to hit a really hilly stretch for 8-10 miles each side of Decorah. (A34 and A 52?)Nearing Waukon Highway 9 flattens out to Churchtown (not much there) then there is a really long decent, maybe a couple of mile. Then 4-5 flat miles to the river

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Sleeping bags in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 1 week, 5 days ago

    oh, and the sheet cam double as a middle of the night toga

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Sleeping bags in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 1 week, 5 days ago

    Im with Let It Snow. 50’s are possible, 40’s in July doubtful. Very damp a few nights? Probable. I haven’t taken a sleeping bag the past few years. mattress to get up off the ground and a sheet. can add the arm , leg warmers and even the rain gear at night if it gets too chilly. Light weight skull cap too. Have that along for chilly rain days too.

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Lansing in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    yeah BB, I think that was it. I know there was a bar. Was in town for a wedding and the reception was in Lansing but the wedding a couple mile upriver in Wisconsin. Don’t forget the mini-golf and are there trout in that stream? (in season)

  • T. Gap Woo, did the Gulf (60 miles south of New Orleans was really as close as we could get by road, but we were about at sea level, one town elevation was 2)to Ft. Francis Canada once. 5 weeks about 2300 miles. Some Mississippi River Trail, some Great River Road, and some Adventure Cycling route.

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Lansing in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    there is a place on 9 just at the west edge of Lansing. A lot of the rv’s looked to be permanent but large open camping area too.

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Century loop in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I would expect the “Official” announcement on the optional loops around May 1 or whenever they release the full details. Bit from what I have heard, Mile of Silence is Sunday, the Karras Loop Monday the 75 mile day. Last years gravel loop was the first day to Shen. so probably the same this year.

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Lansing in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    What happens if you take 76 from Waukon to the Effigy Mounds Visitors center (They say 17 miles). Double back a little to right on Smokey Hollow Rd. Right on Luster heights RD to X52. Right to Harpers Ferry. Left on Lansing Harpers Rd. X42 into Lansing. The dip sit at marina just before it joins up with X52?

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Tent choice in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    years ago RAGBRAI told teams to figure 10×10 ft per tent. 120 people, 80-90 tents times 100 sq ft per tent….man that’s a lot of ground. I think that 10×10 also include some space in between for pathways, but some people stretch those guy lines way out.

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Lansing in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    The start point is either the main campground or the register Hotel. Whichever will be different by the time you finish your days ride 🙂

  • jwsknk replied to the topic Lansing in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 4 weeks ago

    we used to hold the Tri-State ride there, Start at the brewery in Lacrosse Wisc. (worlds largest six-pack9?)). Stop at the Sand Bar Bar in Minnesota and the bar in New Albin. As BB said an easy ride. And now hasn’t the open steel deck bridge been replaced? Nothing like looking straight down into the river.

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