Probably a stupid question but I thought I would ask it here anyway. I am relatively new to RAGBRAI and biking frankly. I am not a bike guru/expert but after moving to Iowa several years ago, I just fell in love with RAGBRAI and the experience. So, now I am a bike rider, so that I can ride RAGBRAI.
I have a new tent this year that is a one person small backpacking tent. Anyway, I will not be able to put my bike in there with me like I have before with my big old tent. So, my question is, with all the heavy, heavy dew we experience in July in Iowa, will my bike, chain, gears, etc, etc be ok out each night in the heavy dew and or rain? And, other than a quick wipe down in the morning before I take off for the day, is there anything else I should be doing to my wet bike. I was thinking of bringing a piece of plastic to cover it each night, thoughts??
If it makes any difference, my bike is a 2013 Specialized Secteur Elite, pretty sure its aluminum but again, not a bike expert yet, just a lover of riding and RAGBRAI. Thanks for any info, input or tips, appreciate it!