RAGBRAI is not a race. I don’t ride an e-bike but I could care less that they are out there. I found many traditional bike riders more inconsiderate than e-bike riders. You know the ones… constantly yelling “on your left” even when there’s no room to move further to the right. I average around 14-16 mph and was never passed by an e-bike. People…[Read more]
I have a dislike for the southern route. Need to have your GPS out to realize you’ve passed through half the “towns”. I wish they would keep the route in middle or northern Iowa. RV Parking was not the greatest this year either. On a good note… the weather was great!
The idea that the generator noise is worse in the RV is all dependent on the size and muffler of the generator. We had a guy with a HUGE noisy clattering generator pull in next to us. It was so loud and obnoxious We couldn’t even carry on a conversation. We ended up moving camp to a different area. Moral of the story, bring ear plugs and be…[Read more]
1782 right now, will break 1800 once I leave work. Should be over 2000 by the time RAGBRAI roles around. That being said, none of it is specific training for RAGBRAI. I just like to ride my bicycles! Happy trails!
Last time the ride started in Council Bluffs we camped on Friday night. I’d say there were 100 or more tents and campers set up. There’s a fair amount of green space so you feel like you’re in the way.
Frequent campground locations will be high schools, colleges and fairgrounds. Typically you’ll be able to pick up support route maps including camping information on Saturday night prior to the ride. Don’t put to much work into it, sometimes the campground you were planning to use is full by the time you get there.
You’ll have a blast whatever you ride. Also, don’t worry about the bars. I’ve been on many trips across the state, all but one of them with aero bars. Common sense goes a long ways. I use the bars to change up my riding position. Helps my back and my butt. That being said, they’re not used very much the first half of the day. Hope you have a great ride!