KEN- re-read my post; nowhere did I state anyone would be refused treatment, with or without a wristband. I’m saying riding Ragbrai puts you into the unusual & elevated risk circumstance that insurance companies itch for in denying a client coverage. For that reason, alone, I wouldn’t go bandit.
Hey Mich sorry to hear Lefty 2.0 did not work out as expected but I am positive the redo will work. The vast majority of folks I know that have gone through this came out very successfully and I have no doubt this will be your portion as well. Hang in thar!
BTW: Ragbrai DOES care! How do you figure being accommodated all those curbs over the…[Read more]
Emergency medical service is provided along the entire route free of charge by U of I Hospitals & Clinics IF u have a wrist band. If you crash on the route, and your sorry azz has to be scraped up, and you don’t have a wristband, I don’t believe your medical insurance will cover YOUR problem so not likely will it won’t go well on your pocketbook.
I’m going to guess they are doing some bike maintenance, checking the true on the wheels, adjusting derailleurs, etc. Checking for sharps embedded in high-pressure tires should be done at the end of each day. I degrease and relube my chain at least twice during the week for trouble-free shifting.
During Ragbrai the ISP (Iowa State Patrol) takes a reserved stance on a few illegal activities they witness during the week, such as nude swimming, urinating in public, public intoxication, etc., provided the perpetrator(s) are not being too blatant with what they’re doing and they don’t receive complaints, but I WOULDN’T push your luck with…[Read more]
Sure gunna miss adding some towns to my Never-Bin-Through spreadsheet this year as I won’t be on this year’s ride. C-y’all next year. Be safe, consume copious amts of pie and craft beer for me and have the ride of your life!