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Reply To: RAGBRAI with kids?

Ragbrai Nation, February 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Jboz said: HH – indeed I do enjoy an occasional glass or two of red wine.  In fact, one of the distinct advantages of going the RV route is that I can bring along a few fine bottles to enjoy after a long day’s ride.  But I also like me good some bareley/hops juice from time to time. All, thanks for the reassurance on the kid idea.  JWSKNK, we are probably going to ride our own bikes, but since new to this maybe we should consider a tandem.  A friend has a tandem recumbant that he is willing to let us borrow…but I would like to hear what the wise ones on this forum have to say about it.  52 year old and a 12 year old – better to join forces on a tandem, or better to each ride free?  Pros and cons? Boz

Spend equal amounts of training miles on tandem and road bikes. By mid-July your son will have a good idea how he will want to ride. Let your son know, as a rule, 12-yr-olds do very well soloing on ragbrai. If you have a support vehicle by all means bring the road bikes in addition to the tandem. If the tandem riding doesn’t go well then your son can sprout wings on the road bike  :)

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