The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

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15 May

RAGBRAI Training: The 4H’s of RAGBRAI

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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. ...

3 May

RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

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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). ...

6 Apr

RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

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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 ...

25 Feb

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

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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 ...

28 Jan

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

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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 ...

29 Jul

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

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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 ...

14 Jul

RAGBRAI Training: Final Words of Advice for a Successful and Fun RAGBRAI

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This is it, the final week heading into RAGBRAI XLII. Here are a few tips to consider for this final week to ensure that you have a great ride ...

1 Jul

RAGBRAI Training: Tips for a Successful RAGBRAI

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By Coach David Ertl As RAGBRAI approaches in less than a month, it’s time to get thinking about your strategy for riding RAGBRAI this year so that you have the best ...

24 Jun

RAGBRAI Training: Let’s Get to the Bottom of the Issue

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Very frequently, the legs can carry you all the way through RAGBRAI. They may be tired but will get you there. On the other hand, often the more ...

18 Jun

RAGBRAI Training: Have I Done Enough Training to Do RAGBRAI?

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  By Coach David Ertl This is one of the most common questions I hear about riders who are preparing for RAGBRAI, especially first time riders and I heard it again yesterday.  ...

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