I’ll reserve judgment until the new place opens, but the pizza and “crack salad” will be missed. The building… not so much.
It will be interesting to see what the non BBQ food theme will be. It would be nice to see a pizza option and a cool nod to Pat would be to offer the orlondo’s salads. There will need to be something other than large…[Read more]
This post kind of turned into complaining about advertised climb vs reality and I continued to take it off topic! 🙂
The “hillier” routes would be more or less similar to what you experienced this year, just fewer flat sections in between the hills. Last year’s Karras loop through New Sharon and Sully had 5500 feet of climb. There were no…[Read more]
I thought the roads were fine for the most part. Yes there were a few rough stretches, but there was also some pristine pavement. We can’t expect the roads to be perfect for the entire route. Even if the route was patched prior to the ride, problems can creep up, so we need to pay attention to road conditions.
Why does it matter what the advertised distance and climb are? I’m riding RAGBRAI even if they advertise 500 miles and 25k feet of climb. A couple of extra miles each day is not going to change how I train. If they advertised some insane amount of climb, then I might try and lose a few pounds to make the climbing easier!
I thought this was the best music lineup in the 13 years I have ridden and that is even after “Here Come the Mummies” had to cancel in Winterset.
The pass through towns the past few years seem to focus on selling stuff and less on entertaining. I miss goofy things like the motorized toilet races in Belle Plaine, Bathtub races in Manson,…[Read more]