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This was my first Ragbrai and I loved it.  I will definitely be back next year.  But I never ever saw one SAG vehicle, what’s up with that? 

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jayb, August 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Noticed that.  I started kind of watching after a lady said that she had her 3rd flat on day 1 at 1:00, gave up and waited for sag.  She got into camp at 9:30!

Last year they were up and down the road all day.


gregonline, August 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Saw one all week, except in overnight towns?


jwsknk, August 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

saw them a lot, always at least 1 in the towns at “closing” time. Heard one made 15 trips one day, thats about 220 people. If thay all made that many trips, over 650 out of 10,000 registered riders.

And on the way home passed all 3 on the interstate, 2 were fully loaded with bikes, most looked like they still had the pink medical streamers still on them. If you saw bikes on the side of the road with the flagging tied to them, it ment the medical people had transported so only the bike was there to pick up.


statrixbob, August 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I had no trouble finding one on Tuesday when I had to sag due to a knee problem. Admittedly that was pretty early and we filled up within an hour or so after that before heading into Boone. It turned out to be a gas as the fellow driving had stories galore about his past RAGBRAI experiences and riders. 

It was a good choice though because after icing my knee and taking it easy on Tuesday I had no trouble the rest of the week.


pteranodon, August 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Early birds don’t see the sag wagons. Late in the day it’s sagwagons every 20-30 minutes, especially the first day.  Lots and lots of heat exhaustion the first three days.  I saw them on the road as late as 9:00.


Cyclechic, August 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I left camp everyday at about 6am so maybe that is why I never saw a SAG all week. What time did they start each day?


scrapiron, August 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm

waited over 5 hrs for a sag on day 1 due to heat exhaustion, being out of water after 2 hours of waiting.
called wife, she spoke with ragbrai people at the info tent in Atlantic.  They told her I would get a sag and to not go out on the route to get me.
waited another 2 hours, called wife, she spoke to the people at the ragbrai tent again, same comment about not going to pick me up herself
waited another hour, told wife to tell the ragbrai people to go screw and come out anyway.

F U Register/Ragbrai officials, you act like this is your first dance, yet it was #39 !!!
If I feel like riding next year for a third year in a row I’ll ride bandit.


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