Tim: We sort of did. “The 2014 overnight Okoboji stay was hosted by five communities: Arnolds Park, Milford, Okoboji, Spirit Lake, and West Okoboji”. That was a fun overnight, too :) I can’t comment on hard to get in and out of, as I don’t remember anything really bad that year. I remember it being cold. That was about it.
I’m going to echo Matt here: No way they run though Des Moines next year, as if they’re going to really make the 50th something special in terms of the route, it’s going to have to go though Des Moines.
I agree with the Southwest start, too, but deep South. Maybe a newcomer like Sidney to start with?
I think we have RAGBRAI math hard at work. What’s RAGBRAI math? You take the real number, divide it by the number of ears of corn 3.4 square feet, multiply it by the number of bites it took Amanda to get though her last slice of watermelon, then add 41.5.
Kevin did a bang-up job; I can only echo most of what he said.
1) Same: we carry small wallets that have just the essentials – license, credit cards, cash – in our jersey pockets for easy access. Usually about 100 cash in smaller bills between us. Like Kevin said, all of the businesses, but very few small vendors, take credit cards.…[Read more]
Barring that, and being that we are low on time. Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, sports medicine person, or anything like that. Just my thoughts on the matter: double-wrap your handlebars with bar tape to reduce shock, maybe raise your stem to sit more upright and get weight off your wrists, or get a shorter, riser stem…[Read more]
You might get lucky and someone has room on a team bus or in their car for you. Try posting in the Clubs, Teams, and Charters section of the forum, too, as one of the teams might be meeting there. I did a quick, quick, check and there does not appear to be a mass transit connection between the two cities, so it’ll…[Read more]
From looking at Waterloo’s maps, the don’t have a clearly marked parking area for RAGBRAI. However, it looks like the whole RAGBRAI show in town is being coordinated by the Waterloo Experience Office. Their contact info is:
500 Jefferson Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701
That question is probably best fielded by RAGBRAI themselves, as they’ll know what companies are coming along as part of the Expo. I don’t remember seeing an eBike battery rental place in 2019, but give how fast the market has changed, that doesn’t mean much for 2021.
Give the RAGBRAI folks an email and see what they come up with.…[Read more]
At the Expo, the……oh….I just blanked on their name! It’s one of the Hospitals. They have these awesome laminated 3×6 booklets that have the route for each day on a separate card, complete with distances between the passthough towns, total climb, additional information, etc. Free, too (they have a donation box out).
This is getting interesting :)
Park says that their TS2.2 can handle “up to a 29″ with the tire”, but they recommend the adapters if you have an extra-wide hub. A 29″ rim is an ISO 622mm rim. Your 36″ is an ISO 787mm, so a good 150mm larger in rim diameter. Looking at the pictures of the tire clearance in the video, I’d wager a bet that…[Read more]
Bike locks are a discussion that often brings a lot of comments, so…..forewarned is forearmed, and whatever I’m about to say might be contradicted by someone who had a very different experience. That being said: if you feel you need one, bring a very, very lightweight cable lock. There is no place to really lock a bike on the…[Read more]
Cool that you’re bringing a big-wheeler to the party! We don’t see many of them.
Most of the shops have TS2 or TS2.2’s sitting on their benches; I think I saw a single Pedro’s stand, but the Park is the standard. I can’t comment on their having the extensions, though. If you’re worried about it….from 30 seconds of Google, it…[Read more]