Did T.J. and the pirates make off with all the old merch? There used to be much more “stuff” available. I see nothing but this years stuff now, no old pins, patches, mugs, jerseys, nothing. what gives?
this will be my 7th RAGBRAI i have seen hundreds of thousands dollars of bikes piled in at the craft beer tents and leaning around the camp grounds. no one wants your bike they already have one under them and would look funny towing a second one along. the atmosphere is very trusting out there. we all bring our stuff and the last thing I want is…[Read more]
this will be my third year using Brancell to transit to the start. A1 super deluxe service. except no substitutes. the epitome of driving across a long rolling state. these guys are the acme of charters. to say they are the Apex charter service id not an understatement. you will find no superior service in the land! look no further you have found…[Read more]
I’ve used Brancel 2 years running (just to the start town.) and using them again this year. Class A service. They have ma as a customer as long as i ride RAGBRAI. Don’t care if they service T.J. and the pirates as long as they do RAGBRAI.
just use your sneakers.
there’s nothing special about “clipless” shoes or “cleats”
if you want to dive deeper into the addiction of cycling by all means dive into the equipment pool.
I’ve been riding for 40+ years both with and without clips. Either way hasn’t affected my enjoyment of riding. I fall over less without them. However I have never…[Read more]
get a Brooks saddle (B17), and be sure the height is correct.
I got my first brooks 10 years ago and have never looked back.
every time i try a newer high tech saddle i regret it and back to the brooks.
i wont change again. i get plenty of grief for a leather saddle on a carbon bike but RAGBRAI don’t care.
usually the bikes are just parked outside your tent.
i have noted an unusual level of trust among RAGBRAI riders concerning possessions.
everyone brought theirs so there’s little interest in yours.
practice good KARMA and it will be yours.