Any tips, advice or equipment suggestions for biking with carpal tunnel. Just finally figuring out why my hands feel like sparklers and will be having surgery but hoping to push through this ride. I am way behind on training (life happened) so it’s already going to hurt. But this HURTS!
I have a couple kinds if wrist braces but not making a…[Read more]
My daughter (10yrs old at the time of our first ride) and I rode solo using the baggage truck the 2 years we have participated (2018 and 2019). I was armed with only what I learned from this site and we survived and are returning for more.
All this to say, even if you don’t find a team, you will be all right. I didn’t really see what a team…[Read more]
How did all of your young ones do?
My daughter made it through Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as planned. She did not choose to go on beyond that though. She says we can add one day a year. I guess I better put in for my time off to make 4 days possible next year!
Jboz, I fear it may already be happening. She is the one that knew the day we were done last year that we were riding again this year. And she is the one pushing for 5 days instead of just 3. We shall see. I’m sure there are worse addictions!
I don’t ride with a group at all. This is my 2nd year. Just my daughter (now 11 years old) and I. And she usually leaves me in her dust. We rode 2 days last year. Three, if not 5, this year.
You won’t be alone alone!
I emailed the committee about this as well but haven’t gotten a response. I guess I’ll go with Chamber of Commerce unless I hear otherwise. I have someone else taking my car there so I was hoping to have a solid answer. I guess there’s still time.
My 11 year old daughter is riding with me again this year. We rode 2 days last year and are registered for 3 this year.
I am hoping to find others bringing youth and maybe arrange to meet up so she will have someone close to her age to talk to a bit during our RAGBRAI time. We are riding Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for sure, with the…[Read more]
Did you ever find a team? My daughter and I ride without a team. This is only our second year. I’m sure there are advantages to a team, but we did fine without. We live in Vinton, so not far from you!
So just to clarify, without a Monday band I will not be able to camp in the RAGBRAI campground Monday night?
We live almost 2.5 hours away and are using the RAGBRAI truck to transport our belongings. I know myself (and my daughter) well enough to know we would not make it there in time Tuesday morning to catch the truck. If I can’t…[Read more]
First timer here…
I am planning to drive myself to Jefferson Monday night to ride Tuesday and Wednesday. I have a driver arranged to return me to my car on Thursday. Can anyone advise me on where I can park in Jefferson for 3 nights?
Also, with day passes for Tuesday and Wednesday will I have any problems camping Monday and Wednesday nights?
I am also riding Jefferson to Newton. Unfortunately I don’t think I can offer a solution for you as I have someone picking me up in Newton Thursday to take me back to my car.
Are you leaving a vehicle in Jefferson, and if so, where? That is the one main thing I have left to figure out.
Maybe we will see you on the ride. My daughter and I will be…[Read more]