• I understand that the regional bands are great. I just found it interesting that no national bands this year. I will enjoy the acts the towns have just noticed the change.

  • I haven’t been on here lately so if this has been discussed, sorry. Looking over the entertainment for the overnight towns and I haven’t noticed any national acts. I have done Ragbrai eight times and I think this will be the first without a national act. I know we are going through small town but we have in the past as well and have had an act…[Read more]

  • I haven’t been on her lately so if this has been discussed, sorry. Looking over the entertainment for the overnight towns and I haven’t noticed any national acts. I have done Ragbrai eight times and I think this will be the first without a national act. I know we are going through small town but we have in the past as well and have had an act…[Read more]

  • I have rode with 23 and 25. Air them to the max and have had one flat in eight years on Ragbrai. I rode through the area where the kids had thrown out tacks and didn’t get a flat. I remember going around the street sweeper that morning and thinking, what a crazy time to schedule to clean the road. I had no knowledge why they were doing that…[Read more]

  • murphymp replied to the topic 2017 Lottery in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 4 weeks ago

    I am in as well. Looking forward to my ninth trip across Iowa. It’s always one of the best weeks of the year for me.

  • Bottles work for me. You have so many opportunities to get water along the route. Many times during the day you will see free water. I have never tried it but I think you could go the entire week with free water. I enjoy stopping and buying water and Gatorade from groups or families along the way. I have even reduced my bottles to one since…[Read more]

  • murphymp replied to the topic Rain Gear in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 1 month ago

    Rain Gear…..we don’t need no stinking rain gear. That has been my attitude on Ragbrai and for all but a day or two I have been correct. My worst day was three years ago when I started out in a cold rain and it stayed cold and raining almost the entire day, I think I saw less than five other riders with no rain gear on. I remember hanging out…[Read more]

  • murphymp replied to the topic Pace Lines in the forum RAGBRAI XLV – 2017 1 month ago

    I am 63 years old this will be my ninth Ragbrai, I refuse to ride in pace lines on Ragbrai and feel that they are the most dangerous thing on Ragbrai. I saw where a couple of people say they like to ride fast. Ride fast on your own, if you need help getting across Iowa do more training. I have seen several accidents on Ragbrai and most are…[Read more]

  • My budget is $1000.00 for everything. Includes $175 to register, $315 to my charter, the rest for food, beverages, showers and usually a t-shirt or two. I have done this eight years and have always had a few bucks left at the end of the week. Some years I have come home with over $100 left and one year I had like $20 out of the $1000 budget. I…[Read more]

  • Lawnchair….I should know better than to post this but I have a couple of questions. How much pie do you eat spending 1500-1900 dollars crossing Iowa. This will be my ninth and I do whatever I want and spend much less…..Also you keep saying 500 people are boycotting Iowa this summer, really 500 whole people. If its so terrible I would expect…[Read more]

  • Lawnchair….I should know better than to post this but I have a couple of questions. How much pie do you eat spending 1500-1900 dollars crossing Iowa. This will be my ninth and I do whatever I want and spend much less…..Also you keep saying 500 people are boycotting Iowa this summer, really 500 whole people. If its so terrible I would expect…[Read more]

  • I have used Brancel (BBC) for the last five Ragbrai’s. My first three I was part of a small team of five riders and one driver. I find that a charter like BBC makes it much easier to do the week long ride. It’s not the big things but several little items that I find that makes it easier. Two shower trucks at our campsite everyday, not walking…[Read more]

  • See you on the ride, I am with Brancel also. It will be my fifth year with Brancel and eighth ride. Hope to chat with you.

  • Just a thought if its been of your bucket list since 1979, I would pay the extra and use a charter for the whole trip. I have done it with a small team three times and a charter five times. I will always use a charter because of all the extras they offer and just make it easy.

  • I have done teams and charters, I feel the best way to go is charters. I use Brancel, however there are lots of good choices out there.

  • murphymp replied to the topic Register or Not? in the forum Miscellaneous 2 months, 1 week ago

    Please register for the ride. Bandits just take advantage of the benefits that we pay for. Some will say they support the towns by riding which is true, however without the 10,000 that pay for the ride that allows Ragbrai to do everything that needs to be done those towns would be empty. I always tell the bandits to ride the week after we go…[Read more]

  • Miss Curmudgeonly, if you have a problem with Iowa due to King’s remarks stay home. There are many other rides across states that you can go on. Granted they suck compared to Ragbrai. I don’t understand why you want to try to connect this issue with Ragbrai. I understand one article said it might hurt the ride, that’s bull. Like I said…[Read more]

  • I will be riding my Cervelo S-5 with Zipp wheels. Does someone need an all carbon bike and wheels to do the ride? No but it is cool if you do. Profile pic is me holding up my bike at the finish of Ragbrai.

  • If a few people don’t ride because of some stupid comments to bad for them. Ragbrai is the best example that I am involved with that treats everyone fairly and we all seem to get along. I don’t even like it when every four years the presidential candidates show up and try to make it about politics. Lets keep this a week where we have fun and…[Read more]

  • murphymp replied to the topic Custom Jerseys in the forum Miscellaneous 3 months ago

    Eclipse Cycling is what I have used for my custom jerseys. The process is very easy, no min., price is low and the quality is very good. The downside is it is in China. If you use them plan on ordering a size or two larger than normal. I wear a large t-shirt and I order xx from them. My jersey I designed for last year cost around $35.00 each…[Read more]

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