Is RAGBRAI too fun?

Last year was my first RAGBRAI and I can’t begin to you how much fun I had. I’ve done other multi day rides but this far exceeds anything I’ve encountered. There’s a party every 15-20 miles, 8am whiskey shots, pork chops, Hairball, one town even had wrestling. That still cracks me up.

So I was looking into doing another multi day ride this year and was looking to see what my options are in my area and to be honest, they all seem so boring in comparison. I think I’ve been spoiled by RAGBRAI.

So long story short….looks like I’ll be seeing ya’ll in a few months cause I can’t pass up another RAGBRAI.

13 Replies

reedkennethia, March 25, 2019 at 11:25 am

There’s no such thing as “too fun”. Once you starting doing RAGBRAI, it’s hard to see your summer without it. 12 year vet going on 13 here.

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mrwonderful, March 25, 2019 at 12:40 pm

It gets in your blood. When I hear someone say they are not riding this year I wonder how they kicked the habit. There must be a new drug out there somewhere. My first was 1988…

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kicks9, March 25, 2019 at 1:38 pm

I am coming back this year after not riding since 2015. It has been hard every year to not be there. Cant wait to get back to it!

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davekilloran, March 25, 2019 at 4:58 pm

did it as a bucket list item when I retired in 2016. Figured I’d do it once and then move on to something else. This will be my 4th year in a row.

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Mike Howe, March 25, 2019 at 7:46 pm

My only regret about doing Ragbrai is not doing it sooner. This will be my 3rd year.

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KenH, March 26, 2019 at 8:48 am

There’s a whole lotta things that I’ve never done
But I don’t think I’ve ever had too much fun!

Like someone said above my only regret is not hearing of it earlier.

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Chad Frana, March 26, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Is it a disease, sickness, addition, insanity??? All of the above? When January hits, I start to itch for a ride, constantly check the Ragbrai web sight for info and new forums and can’t wait for July. Thought it would be a one and done… NOPE, not the case.. WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO ME?? OH wait, I know… RAGBRAI!!!!!!

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Biggearguy hill, March 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm

This will be my 1st Ragbrai..ROOKIE you can say. I heard about it back years ago. Always wanted to do it so this will be the year. I think i’ve seen almost every Ragbrai video on youtube lol…Now if i can just find some 14 w mtn. lace up mtn. bike shoes.

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Ed Chimahusky, March 26, 2019 at 8:51 pm

Rode my first RAGBRAI last year. Doing it again this year. Once it’s in your blood….

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Matt Swartz, March 27, 2019 at 6:11 am

1st Ragbrai was in 95…took 5 years to forget about Saggy Thursday, now this will be my 17th Ragbrai. I keep saying I’m retiring but January’s route announcement brings me back. This year I plan to ride my fat tire just to do something different.

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Khaled AlShebel, March 27, 2019 at 6:13 am

I’m so excited. I hope this year will be my 1st Ragbrai.

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William Jasman, March 27, 2019 at 8:27 am

This will be my 1st Ragbrai..ROOKIE you can say. I heard about it back years ago. Always wanted to do it so this will be the year. I think i’ve seen almost every Ragbrai video on youtube lol…Now if i can just find some 14 w mtn. lace up mtn. bike shoes.

Welcome to your new addiction.

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David, March 27, 2019 at 9:18 am

Yes, and when I left the theater after watching Avatar I thought it was too good of a movie and my normal everyday reality turned meh. #1stWorldProblems 🙂

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