OK, fully understanding that the forum is kind of dead now especially as we head into cold weather and the holidays. So this might be a slow topic and the only readers here now are super avid RAGBRAI’ers…but:
For those who are able to ride it every year, I envy you, but unfortunately not everyone can pull that off. For those of us who are NOT able to ride RAGBRAI every year, what is it that prevents you from doing so?
Is it work commitments, family commitments, the money, don’t always get around to the necessary training? Or is riding RAGBRAI every once in a while perfectly fine with you?
For me, it’s just that I have limited vacation in the summer, and my wife starts to resent it when I expect to take a full week for it every July. Can’t convince her to ride it with me (hates heat and crowds, LOL) so to keep the peace and to be fair to her, I only ride it every other year or so.