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RAGBRAI Training: Some Final Thoughts Prior to RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: Some Final Thoughts Prior to RAGBRAI

Here you are, on the verge of embarking on RAGBRAI. Here are a few tips to consider for this final week to ensure that you have a great ride ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI - Heat and Humidity

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Heat and Humidity

In the past couple of blogs I’ve been dealing with the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI. This blog covers the final two, Heat and Humidity. I will deal with these together ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H's of RAGBRAI - Hills

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Hills

Here is the next installment of Coach David Ertl's series on the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI: Headwinds, Hills, Heat and Humidity. This week he focuses on Hills and how you ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H's of RAGBRAI - Headwinds

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Headwinds

In my last blog, I discussed the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Hills, Headwinds, Heat and Humidity. This time I am going to focus on Headwinds and how you ...

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RAGBRAI Training: The 4H's of RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Training: The 4H’s of RAGBRAI

This year's RAGBRAI goes through north-central Iowa, somewhat south of Clarion, Iowa. One of Clarion's claims to fame is that it is the birthplace of the 4-H symbol. ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

When reading about improving cycling fitness, you may see the terms used to describe how to train: Frequency, Intensity and Duration, or Time (sometimes referred to as FIT). ...

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RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

Spring is here and it is time to get serious about your preparation for RAGBRAI. It is a mere 15 weeks away so it is time to start building ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

RAGBRAI XLIII is still five months away but that is no reason not to think about getting on your bike and starting your preparation. I don’t know what the weather ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up Now for Another Fun and Successful RAGBRAI in 2015!

RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up Now for Another Fun and Successful RAGBRAI in 2015!

Once again Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips to help you prepare for a successful and fun RAGBRAI. Regardless of your goals, whether to ride the entire ...

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RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for ...

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  • Another (adjective) RAGBRAI comes to a close

    Davenport — This is the 43rd article about tire-dipping at the end of the Register’s 43rd Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. So unless you’re new to Iowa or RAGBRAI, you ...

  • Video: Bud's gift to RAGBRAI

    “This is my gift to you guys,” said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, Iowa. Not a rider himself, Henson ...

  • Video: First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels

    First time RAGBRAI rider Gina Fish talks about her experiences in Iowa on two wheels.  

  • Munson: Summing up the trends, tastes and good people of RAGBRAI 2015

      Davenport, Ia. — If I rode RAGBRAI for no other reason than to pedal myself ravenous and then enjoy a roadside breakfast of Amish gooseberry pie a la Mode, I ...

  • Munson: He will end RAGBRAI with canoe dip and float away

      Struggling uphill on RAGBRAI feels like enough of a chore near the end of the ride. But Forrest Ward of Marion has given his fellow bicyclists far less room to complain ...

  • What to look for Saturday on RAGBRAI

    A forecast and a few things to expect on the final day of RAGBRAI XLIII

  • Viking-helmeted Ankeny man rides RAGBRAI

    Eric White, 49, of Ankeny cycled almost 400 miles this week while wearing a Viking helmet glued on top of his bike helmet. White, riding in his ninth RAGBRAI, had a ...

Latest Videos

  • "This is my gift to you guys," said pool owner Bud Henson whose house is right along the RAGBRAI route this year in Moscow, IA.

  • First time RAGBRAI rider experiences Iowa on two wheels.

  • All Ability Cycles gives bicycle rides to residents of the Hiawatha Care Center on Friday, July 24, 2015. The group gives rides to senior residents along the RAGBRAI route.

  • Jabara the camel stole the show in Mount Vernon for RAGBRAI.

  • DM Register scribes scarf more rhubarb cream pie than NPR!

  • Tony Ron, of Fort Dodge, sells jewelry made of recycled bicycle spokes to pay for a flight and visa to Ecuador.

  • Patty Ankrum explains a project in Mount Vernon to take advantages of the thousands of RAGBRAI cyclists passing through.

  • Hundreds of riders flock to Team Google's complimentary charging tent set up in the RAGBRAI meetup town.

  • Taking advantage of a creek that runs through Shellsberg, the Air Force RAGBRAI team held their own mini-triathlon to stay cool in the water.

  • Massage therapist restoring riders' muscles

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