iceman: Geez –if you can’t change your own tubes and tires,you don’t need to be on RAGBRAI.
My wife is a runner, swimmer, and a biker. She is not super athletic, but she works out to keep in “regular shape.” She runs a mile in 10:30, acceptable for a reasonably fit 56 year old woman.
Having said all of the above – she does not change tires or fix flats on her bike. She doesn’t have the physical strength to pump the tire up to 120 PSI – I always do it for her. I guess she could if she really worked hard at it, but physically, she is not super strong. She plays the cello great though, and is a wonderful school teacher.
So if I understand Iceman, Sara should not have ridden Ragbrai last year???
By the way, even though I can fix flats and change tires, I don’t play the cello very well!