I incurred a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal last year, a little further out from the start of RAGBRAI. I could not train as much as I’d hoped, but by the time I found myself assembling my bike in Onawa, I was able to ride as much as I liked. As others have noted, walking any significant distance was still something of a…[Read more]
Hi, Anne. I’ve registered for this year’s ride, the full week, and planning to do it with a cycling buddy from Shoreline. I also signed up for Pork Belly charter support during the ride. If you’re still writing about it, I would be happy to contribute.
Be aware that flashing lights facing frontward are not legal in many areas, except on law enforcement vehicles. I run a flashing headlight in addition to a steady light, and have not had any issues over many years, but I learned recently that front-facing flashing lights are not permitted by the traffic laws in my state.
I also live in Olympia and, although I’m not riding this year, RAGBRAI has moved to the top of my bucket list, and will happen for me in the next couple of years. I have friends in and from Iowa who have made me aware of this epic adventure, which sounds like STP on steroids (I am a 2 time STP rider). I am interested in reading your…[Read more]