I’m confused. I assumed that ‘self-contained’ mean not being registered and HAVING to carry your own stuff in your panniers. Why is there discussion on using the baggage trucks, which are for registered riders? We’ve passed the registration deadline, but I’m thinking of working Ragbrai into a longer tour, and just joining in and taking advantage of the comradship and (I hear) endless food oportunities. I’ve stayed in many small town parks and used town pools, and will be both before and after. I do like the idea of hitting the next town to have more open space, less crowds, and better sleeping…. Is there anything wrong with this plan?