I used to ride 175 regularly growing up in Onawa. With a fishing pole and a peanut butter sandwich.
Granted, that was 100 years ago, and it wasn’t during a very busy RAGBRAI weekend. I was planning on 175 as my dip route. Hazel to 284th would be a good 2nd option. I don’t know who owns the property on the river there, though.
Sorry if I was offputting, Mary. I think my point was better made by jelly0317…RAGBRAI requires a degree of adaptability. In spite of the naysayers, I’m bringing my hammock, doggone it! (and now I’m strongly considering a backup tent, too!)
RAGBRAI, apparently, is attended by people who will get fat mattresses in hotels every night, and…[Read more]
I lived under Interstate 81 Exit 313 for a few days one summer…not all that long ago. Not really because I had to (I had the means for a hotel), but because I was waiting for the mortgage to close on a house, and I was too cheap to spend money on a hotel.
The weather was good, and I had decent gear. And I was…[Read more]
I asked this question a month ago, and got more encouraging replies. Reading this, I may actually bring a small tent…wasn’t planning on it…in my pack, and just ride with the hammock. My one worry is finding two trees to hang from. Having a backup plan is probably not a bad idea. I’ll look for you hanging around!
You’re probably right, Geoff. I wouldn’t go out for some miles without several hundred calories in my pack…just in case. Cliff Bars, GU packs, Hammer Gels…just to keep from bonking at mile 40 during the day. Hydration is probably more important.
Personally, I’m hoping to sample rhubarb pie in every town along the way…
Lawnchair Man, sorry. This was not a question of being in shape. This was a question of needing a charter. My original post suggested I was prepared to go unsupported…without anyone carrying my baggage. (I did a 2-day 150-mile unsupported ride last year). I’m not planning on RIDING the SAG wagon. Rather having them haul my pack…which is…[Read more]
I’m reading a lot of going alone…but with a charter.
I hope to go alone without a charter. Here’s my question: How difficult is it to find my pack and my tent from the Ragbrai Truck without the charter? I’m considering going unsupported, but since my entry fee pays for the SAG wagon, I’ll use it.
I’ve heard some of the surviving members of Placid Quake will be playing in Onawa during opening weekend. Not sure of the venue. Keep your ears open…and you won’t have to keep them open much. They were incredibly loud last time I heard them!
Same deal as the other overnight towns? Campgrounds / showers etc. available to RAGBRAI participants, or are we just cut loose once we hit the Mississippi? Anyone know where the final resting place is in Davenport. Trying to figure out if I need a hotel room that night…or if we’ll be allowed to camp…[Read more]
Jack, where are you in VA? Are you riding in 2018? I’m in Winchester, departing the morning of 7/19. Overnighting in Davenport, where my (80-year old) parents will drive me to Onawa. Back to VA after an overnight in Davenport on the tail end…