• mootsman replied to the topic Ragbrai boycott in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 17 minutes ago

    LCM,

    What can be done can be undone. You can always get a wristband on the forum or, maybe as part of a protest, go pirate with your team. Its never too late. Maybe a custom jersey saying “Vote Out King”? That would do more then just not showing up. Compared to the jersey, non participation isn’t much of a stand.

  • LCM,

    I misunderstood your 500 family statement. I thought you knew 500 families that are not going on RAGBRAI as the context of this forum is RAGBRAI. But you meant total vacations in all of Iowa not limited to people you know. Seeing how many hit Okojobi alone in a year, that’s a drop in the ocean. I don’t think a boycott will change a single…[Read more]

  • LCM,

    I misunderstood your 500 family statement. I thought you knew 500 families that are not going on RAGBRAI as the context of this forum is RAGBRAI. But you meant total vacations in all of Iowa not limited to people you know. Seeing how many hit Okojobi alone in a year, that’s a drop in the ocean. I don’t think a boycott will change a single…[Read more]

  • LCM,

    I misunderstood your 500 family statement. I thought you knew 500 families that are not going on RAGBRAI as the context of this forum is RAGBRAI. But you meant total vacations in all of Iowa not limited to people you know. Seeing how many hit Okojobi alone in a year, that’s a drop in the ocean. I don’t think a boycott will change a single…[Read more]

  • About the only punctures that don’t seal are the slashes from a big chunk of glass. Not a huge issue to deal with on the road. As with a tubed tire you need a boot to cover the slash and put in a tube. The only extra step is pouring out any left over sealant (if there is any). Plus if you get a basic (large) hole that doesn’t seal the new tubeless…[Read more]

  • LawnchairMan (Scott), Is your whole team (Gnarley with 25 members) boycotting also? Just wondering how you know the 500 people you say are not going on RAGBRAI because of this rep’s comment.

  • mootsman replied to the topic Tubless Tires in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 1 week ago

    I’ve been tubeless for several years and I like them. I once went over 10,000 miles without a flat on them, just replacing worn tires before they got too thin. Although maybe don’t fall for the hype around wider tires. The chances of a puncture goes up with wider tires. Tubeless eliminate pinch flats. I went 25mm for a while which ended my 10,000+…[Read more]

  • mootsman replied to the topic Ragbrai boycott in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 2 weeks ago

    Not showing up on RAGBRAI and passing up on having a great time, that’ll show’em. Oh, uh,…. RAGBRAI don’t care!! I’ll be having a great time on RAGBRAI.

  • The RAGBRAI forum is about the fun of RAGBRAI.

    BTW: RAGBRAI Don’t Care!

  • RAGBRAI is accepted around the country as recreational bicycling’s national festival. It was the 1st cross state ride and the group that runs it came up with ways to support the large numbers of riders rather then limit the number. The lottery limit is Iowa’s biggest hoax.

    its part:
    –state fair (food & beer vendors)
    –Woodstock (think music and…[Read more]

  • Sounds like you need to consider buying a trailer for the trike…. I’m guessing the doc said the more you use it the quicker it will heal so ride on.

  • This is also my 1st solo RAGBRAI (6th over all) and I’ll be on PBV’s charter. I’m looking forward to meeting many people from around the country.

    The name plate can be a conversation starter. I saw 2 guys from Georgia. I asked them about riding the 6 Gap Century which I had ridden several times while visiting family members that live in Georgia.…[Read more]

  • Roy,

    Typically about 20% ride the century loop. It can vary depending on the weather. The 1st gravel loop I think was just under 5% if I recall correctly. Not sure about last year. I’d think a rainy day would prevent many from hitting the gravel.

  • Bruce W.,

    Don’t sell yourself short either on the loop days. Depends on where you are now and how much riding in previous years you typically do. Try some long days before RAGBRAI if you haven’t done them before, at least 75 miles. After all, you have all day on RAGBRAI so why rush through the ride.

    Taking long breaks in pass-through towns makes…[Read more]

  • mootsman replied to the topic Register or Not? in the forum Miscellaneous 1 month ago

    You said your bringing a motor home for your group. A big benefit then if your group registers as a group is getting a group vehicle pass from RAGBRAI. I believe RAGBRAI has areas for registered groups for motor home overnight parking.

    Maybe some others familiar with this option can fill us in on the details on this thread??

    Of course you can be…[Read more]

  • There has been some colorful language on this thread that TJ may have normally shut down but he’s out until Wednesday. In the mean time maybe take the politics to a political forum rather then using a rather weak reference to an Iowa bike ride to put it here which is a forum about the fun of RAGBRAI. I know of more then one other cross Iowa ride…[Read more]

  • Clyde,

    There are lots of options for you to consider without riding back. It sounds like you are planning on leaving your car at the start town. Not the only option either.

    1) Ride to the nearest town with 1-way car rentals (La Crosse Wi. in this case). Pick up your stuff back in Lansing and drop it at your car except for your bike. Go to the…[Read more]

  • Clyde,

    There are lots of options for you to consider without riding back. It sounds like you are planning on leaving your car at the start town. Not the only option either.

    1) Ride to the nearest town with 1-way car rentals (La Crosse Wi. in this case). Pick up your stuff back in Lansing and drop it at your car except for your bike. Go to the…[Read more]

  • mootsman replied to the topic Lansing in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 1 month, 1 week ago

    maknbacn,

    The “donate” button (doesn’t mention PayPal) is of course for any payment option not just PayPal as it allows credit cards also. I used a credit card. You don’t have to use PayPal.

    I didn’t have an issue as the amount appears on the screen -before- you hit the PayPal specific button. The screen also requires you add instructions…[Read more]

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