Hi Everyone! Well I seemed to have gotten myself talked into helping my friend check something off of his bucket list, so it looks like I’m riding the RAGBRAI! It actually sounds like a lot of fun, but with something new comes a lot of questions. So I’m hoping someone could help me with some of these.
1. We thought about taking an RV, but it seemed like the logistics of getting the RV from point A to B each day isn’t going to work UNLESS someone has an idea.
2. There is no way I can possibly sleep on the hard ground for a week and still be able to complete the ride. Has anyone brought an air mattress or something like it with them and is there a place to blow it up? Are there any other ideas or recommenations other than an air mattress?
3. What do most people carry with them on their bikes other than the normal maintenace stuff? Do people carry a change or clothes or rain gear in a backpack?
I apologize in advance for all of the questions, but I want to make sure I’m prepared since I’m a newbie. I’m looking forward to helping my friend to meet his goal, and meeting you all out on the route.