This was my 1st experience riding the entire week on Ragbrai and absolutely loved it and look forward to many more. What awesome weather we had!
One area where I struggled had nothing to do with riding (haha!) and more in keeping my cell phone charged. While I thoroughly enjoyed being off the grid for a couple of days, I was frustrated that the solar charger I had purchased from Amazon (that will be returned!) simply would not charge when placed in the sun. Nothing. No charge. Zilch. In direct sunlight for many hours and wouldn’t charge.
I understand it could just be a simple defected product, but I’m curious to see what other sources were used to keep your phones and other gadgets charged for the week. Other than using a normal outlet when able to find one at a shelter, restaurant, house, RV, etc.