August 07, 2015
RAGBRAI is over for another year. Congratulations on riding more than 400 miles in one week (or however many miles you rode). Not many people ever ride their bikes that far in one week. I hope you were adequately prepared and enjoyed yourself and didn’t find it too challenging.
July 16, 2015
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 next week.
June 29, 2015
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 because they are related and should be dealt with in much the same. One thing is for sure, RAGBRAI seems to always land during the hottest, most humid week of the year in Iowa.
June 15, 2015
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 can deal with them. Even though everyone who doesn’t live in Iowa assumes it is flat, once you ride here you will realize that is not the case. This year’s route has a total of 15,500 feet of climbing. To put that in perspective, that is more than half way up Mt Everest!
June 08, 2015
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 can deal with them. Let’s face it, no cyclist really likes headwinds, but here are some tips to help you deal with it more positively.
May 15, 2015
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. So why am I mentioning this and what does it have to do with RAGBRAI training?