In 2010 I had just began riding bicycle to get into better shape. Went over the handle bars and broke my shoulder (AC Joint Separation) in October of 2011. Bought an in-home recumbent cycle trainer (recommended by my doctor) and continued to build up my endurance. Retired in 2013 and bought my first Catrike. Gradually over time I started to ride…[Read more]
I’m registered for RAGBRAI 2021, it will be my 4th time. First time in 2015 I was invited to join a group of long time RAGBRAI riders as they had available space. In 2017 I used a camping trailer and my brother-in-law was my driver and with my grandson they were my support crew. In 2018 my brother and his wife joined me, we shared the cost of…[Read more]
I was invited to join a group of veteran RAGBRAI cyclists in 2015. It was exciting yet incredibly daunting to consider riding 400+ miles in 7 days. I had retired a couple years earlier, making a commitment to get healthier, purchasing a 2013 Catrike Rode (trike recumbent).
The hills of the first couple days were brutal. My longest ride before…[Read more]
Just got an email from the RAGBRAI folks, someone turned in my cards to lost and found, and they are sending them back to me!!!
RAGBRAI is such a wonderful experience, this was my third time. Most significant are the people, those who are part of the amazing organization, and the vast majority of the incredible people who come from all over to…[Read more]
On day three after the huge traffic jam by Grand Junction I stopped at Dana. Stood in line for close to an hour to get a breakfast burrito. Not sure of the name of the vendor, something like Iowa Kids?
That was the last time I remember seeing my driver’s license, credit card & health insurance card. I remember opening my zipper wallet to get…[Read more]
I have been modifying my RAGBRAI playlist on Spotify, always looking for new material to provide the spark I need to peddle across Iowa. It is a nice feature to download the playlist on my iPod Touch because cellular service is very bad during the whole week riding…
I ride a Catrike. Last year I was in better condition and could keep pace with most everyone else cruising on a smooth flat road. Up hill is always a challenge for trikes, but we have one advantage, instead of expending huge amounts of energy peddling continuously up a big hill, we can pull over, grab the brakes and rest before continuing to the…[Read more]