From all the comments here, especially in the majority about how they had no problems in Lansing, tells me that it was easier because of all the riders and support vehicles that DIDN’T go to Lansing. Riding to Lansing was never the issue, it was the fact that getting out of town would be difficult…not helped if you were on a schedule for your…[Read more]
Over the 35+ years I’ve been riding I’ve had several opportunities to “field test” my helmet(s) during crashes of varying degrees of intensity and force. My conclusions have led me to say that I was thankful to have one in each of the instances, including one last March where immediately after i hit my head on the asphalt i remember thinking…[Read more]
If you can, pump up your tires the night before and add 3-5 pounds of pressure over the level you usually pump to. With butyl tubes you’ll probably lose that much pressure overnight and then your tires are ready to go in the morning when you are. Honestly, you could probably get two days of riding out of one air pumping session at RAGBRAI but,…[Read more]
I have to head back to Louisiana from Lansing so I’ll be packed up as soon as I say bye to the kind folks from the group I’m riding with and hit the road. Plan to stop by to see the Field of Dreams in Dywersville for a bit (bucket list item) and hopefully make it to Kansas City that night. Then head on south that Sunday morning.
I’m trying to decide between my 2013 Orbea Orca Gold (carbon) or my 1986 Bradley custom built (steel). Both could do the job but the Orbea is already set up for long rides while I’d have to make adjustments on the Bradley since I currently use it as a commuting bike. During my training this spring I’ll be riding them both and make a decision by May.
I’ll be on a Cobb Cycling Randee’ saddle. It’s designed for these longer rides and tours. This will be my second saddle since I’ve already worn out the first Randee’ I got! You can read up on it at http://www.cobbcycling.com/product/randee/
I’ve ridden Brooks before and if they’re broken in right they are fantastic saddles.