As William noted, the truck transport is included in the registration fee all riders pay. It is therefore free to use. Great value. I wouldn’t pay for someone to set up a tent that takes ten minutes to do and for free coffee or whatever in the morning. Plus you are in the middle of the action with food, showers, etc all right there.
I ride solo every year and prefer it. Do my own thing and not subject to the whims of others. I use the free truck which works great. There are many who do it solo. You meet and talk with neighbors around you and along the ride, so not in a total vacuum. I just like doing whatever I want in the evening (go downtown, stay by the camp, whatever) and…[Read more]
If my college kid (I have four daughters in their 20s, so been there) had the attitude of chill, I would leave them home as I would not want to deal with it. Mine would not, but they just have no interest in riding. I go by myself actually so I have no one to worry or think about. Find plenty of great people to talk to or hang out with along the way.
I often had to do an hour or two of work early before riding. I typically went to the local McDonalds as most towns had one. I would park my bike right outside the booth I sat in so I could watch it. Usually would have to ride a mile or whatever off the route to get to it.
If no McD, I would scout out a diner or something on google maps and call…[Read more]
I do not have answer for you, but my guess is you scramble and see if a small group could help or ask around to see if there is a nice local who would help. I would note the main campground is quite lively early so not sure how anyone could sleep through it all. I use the truck every year and it works great. However, folks start rising and getting…[Read more]
The only problem with washing clothes is that if they do not dry enough by morning, they go in your travel bag wet and will be hot all day so might be a bit stinky anyway. I have washed bibs and jerseys, but now have enough to bring a clean set for each day. Just my preference to not deal with washing any clothes which I often did in the shower. I…[Read more]
I will be there. Vaccinated and not paranoid. I will not boycott anything with it. People can complain and find stuff wrong with everything. What about China and the sweatshops making the clothes and shoes you wear? Got bad watermelon? Oh well. Worried about meat packing? Be a vegetarian then. I will enjoy it all myself. Hope it is less crowded.…[Read more]
Gonna ride my 2017 Giant Defy road bike. Done it with my Giant flatbar road bike in recent years, but gonna change it. I do not do the gravel route as a result. Tried it in 18 and sank quickly so turned around like many others did that year.
You will see many. You can ride as fast or slow as you want (we all do). You can expect to change lanes a lot since riders are instructed (and most do) to ride right and pass left. Uphill, they stay right and then downhill move left and pass everyone. They then get back over right when neeeded. Mirrors and just looking around a lot is needed.…[Read more]
The free truck is very easy. Not that much work and save the $. Taking down down a tent in morning and packing takes a few minutes then you walk it to truck (not far). Then get it at truck in afternoon and pick a spot (not far at all) and take a few minutes to put it up. I use a simple 2-person tent with my stuff on one side and I sleep on the…[Read more]
No and I would encourage just using the free truck service. Works great. I have done it for years. Some people do not realize it exists and pay $$ to join a team they do not know. The main campground also tends to be well located with plenty of showers, etc.
– Use the free truck service; save the money; you do not have to join a team and spend the $
– Pace yourself even slower than you otherwise would; Stop a lot
– Use the free tire pumps along the way at any of the repair places; no need to bring your own
– When picking a campsite, take into account lights, noise (road, portapotties, etc), distance…[Read more]
Fellow Husker here. Plenty of Nebraskans ride it. Consider saving the $ and just use the free truck included in the fee. It is easy and camp is quiet if you can put up and takedown a tent. Many use the free truck and don’t pay for a charter.
Bring a lock and use when you think you should, but in the main camp you don’t worry about it. Enough around that someone doesn’t know if people nearby know whose bike it is. I use mine when somewhere off the main path like McD (I would use the wifi for work). I don’t take it downtown in evenings. Leave it at camp and walk or take shuttles in evenings.
I ride solo which is great as I do not have to worry about anyone but me. Do what I want. Meet new friends all the time. I do the free truck which is great. Campsite is quiet by 10. Usually get there mid afternoon, put tent up and find showers. Then can go downtown (I walk or shuttle) around 6 for most evenings. Sometimes just eat at the school…[Read more]
You do not have to join anything. You can use the truck to transport your gear for free. You have to put up and take down your tent, but it is easy. You have new neighbors each night, showers are handy, and campsite is quiet by 10. I have done it for years rather than spend the money to join a charter.