It’s been an interesting year, as usual for my small team, the Old Rocketeers. There are three of us traveling in a small motorhome and our plan was just to split the driving among us on a schedule that has us changing drivers at the meeting town most days to give each of us an even split of driving versus riding. But now one of my friends has been blindsided by something that has hit him and his family and he may not be able to attend at all this year. He was only planning to be there Sunday through Thursday actually.
So, if anyone would like to try doing RAGBRAI in a motorhome you can contact me. You will be required to drive the motorhome part of the time so if you don’t feel comfortable with that or don’t want to lose any time on the bike it is not an option for you. At the moment I am sure that I have bunk space for up to two people who don’t mind sleeping together in the cabover bunk of a class C motorhome (its a little cozy up there but it is fine for a couple). If my friend does need to drop out I would have a third bunk available that sleeps one just fine and could sleep two but it is REALLY cozy for two.
I just ask the people who sleep in the motorhome to split the cost of the gas for the week with me and of course help with the driving. If you happen to have a friend or family member who has always wanted to come along to RAGBRAI but doesn’t want to ride (or sleep in a tent!) and who can drive a small (21 foot) class C motorhome, let’s talk, that would solve two problems for me!
We three are 50 to 65, mild mannered, early to bed, early to rise types. We will be traveling at least part of the week with a larger team with a wider range of ages and temperaments.