Lately, I’ve been riding my steel-framed 1986 Schwinn Passage. It presently has 700-32 tires on it. The bike is not a weight weenies dream, but it rolls and rides very smoothly. Yes, the bike was used on aa couple of RAGBRAIs back in the 80’s, with 27 x 1″s on it. It handles good on the rail trail, if you stay out of the deep stuff. So, I may use…[Read more]
Jell-O; if I had any doubt that you were a Troll, just trying to annoy people, your last comment erased it from my warped, frustrated mind. That said, I may be an old man, but I sure don’t need no stinkin’ Equality Bike. Just a 30 year-old Trek road bike. If I did “need” an EBike, I’d just stay home, and ride around the block on my Equality Bike,…[Read more]
Okay, you kids are never going to give up on this one, even though you’ve run out of common sense justification for Equality bikes on RAGBRAI a long time ago. Plus, there’s more of you, than me. It’s like The Alamo, and I’m the last man standing. So, what the RAGBRAI management MUST do to be in alignment with your ideal of Equality & Inclusion is…[Read more]
Congratulate yourself, Nico. Jelly, is a Troll. Jason is also a Troll. The only thing they do is is attack Me personally, or the other posters who oppose the use of EBikes on RAGBRAI. I would guess that none of the Trolls on this thread even OWN an EBike, much less ride one on RAGBRAI. So, what are they doing here? Being a Troll. Ignore the…[Read more]
Like, Wow, Dude. Thanks for the pop-psychology analysis. You too, are Tee-Vee Educated, apparently. But, never have I seen Oprah or Dr Phil on RAGBRAI. Ha. What you should do is “chill”, instead of “buggin’ out” at “stuff I say”, and maybe get some more miles in. That way, you won’t “need” an Equality Bike, to go on RAGBRAI. Now, do you see?
Well, JBOZ, if you believe in the platitude “Live and let Live”, then why the heck did you “weigh in” on this discussion? Maybe it’s because you wanted to let everyone know that you were morally superior to those “purists”, because you’re on board with the doctrine of “inclusiveness” and “equality”; that everyone is “entitled” to be “equal”, no…[Read more]
. “So, according to how you feel, a person who might train just as hard as you have, and a has had a heart surgery, a stroke, back surgery, neck fusion, might be diabetic, have an artificial limb, or another factor like cancer that might prevent them from completing Ragbrai without an e-assist bicycle or special bicycle should not be allowed to…[Read more]
Yeah but(quote Sandaltan):
‘RAGBRAI Don’t Care”, Sandal. Rules are made to be broken, but there are no rules, are there?—anything is acceptable, right? Maybe Ray will be a Bandit next year, pushing the envelope on a stolen Equality Bike, souped-up & capable of 50mph! How do you like that?
“RAGBRAI don’t care” is kind of an Orwellian mantra that means little, except that the say-er can apply it like a magic salve to cure all ills & settle arguments. It’s apparently a one-size-fits-all-situations ambiguous platitude. The people who bleat it out must figure that if they say it often enough, and that if it catches on to where enough…[Read more]
Well, as far as someone getting out there and “trying”. I consider someone who is having to resort to walking their bike up a hill, to be an individual who is out there “trying”. Having to walk a hill on RAGBRAI would be a humbling experience, though I’ve never had to do it. Being humbled may give them the incentive to try harder to achieve better…[Read more]
Chris, I’ll just respectfully guess that you must be in the Marketing & Promotions Department, somewhere. I recall the time that I rolled into the overnite town at 11 am, set up my own tent, showered, had lunch and liquid refreshment, and after a while, I went downtown to watch your kind of people still rolling in to town. I was sitting in a yard…[Read more]
Well, your best bet would be to sign on with a bike club based in Iowa. They round up the rider tags, and find weeklong parking spots, and then transport you & your gear to the starting point and then your gear from overnite town to overnight town to the end town,(while you pedal, of course),
and then everyone back to where the group parked their…[Read more]
Dave, thanks for the lesson in logic. But, next time—bring your charts and graphs to the table, will you? We need statistics, showing how many people have died or been seriously injured on RAGBRAI, from riding EBikes under the influence, and it may take 10 years worth of people getting hurt, in order to justify addressing the issue. Right, Dave?…[Read more]
RE: Portland PDX. My highly-sensitive Sock Puppet Radar just started beeping & woke me up in the middle of the night. Sooooo, what part of Portland do you live in, PDX? What group do you ride with, on RAGBRAI? Just Curious.
Well, maybe I should not be a real, self-powered, old-fashioned rider on EBrai(my new acronym for it), because there might be economic opportunities as a vendor, instead. Yup. Selling EBiker T-shirts might be my new market niche.. Here’s an idea for one shirt: “I rode EBRAI on an EBIKE, and I still was a slow=poke!” Or: I spent $4000 on an…[Read more]
So, Chad—Tell us your story. What initially caused your dependence on EBikes, anyway? Did The Law leave you with EBikes as your only option in motor vehicles? Or what? Enlighten us with your perspective, please.
Well, this is a pretty typical response to the reasoned arguments against allowing EBikes. It does demonstrate the mentality of those who don’t seem to care what happens on RAGBRAI. Good Luck with that , young fella; You’ll need it! Yup.