The anticipation of XLVIII is killing me…so I want to divert that agony by discussing related topics. I’ve rode my Salsa Cutthroat the past 3 RAGBRAI’s so I could do the gravel routes. It handled those routes like a champ, and is a “do it all” bike. With one gravel day this year, I’m leaning towards riding it again, however, two weeks later…[Read more]
Joe’s Wet Shack is within walking distance or a golf cart ride away from the campsites, and that’s consistent every day. Lines vary by day. I’ve had no wait, and waited up to over an hour. I think it’s $6. More if you need a towel. You get your own stall, which is a bonus.
Sometimes the locals set up their own showers. I’ve showered in a pig…[Read more]
Going used will limit your choices, but it is the best bang for your buck if you want better components and decent frame. I’d also recommend going with something other than a touring bike. I’ve rode my gravel bike the past 4 RAGBRAIs, and I wouldn’t ride any of my other bikes. Reason being you can do gravel loop, and some of the roads we ride…[Read more]
I’m at 3,500 miles and counting for the year, but I am concerned about the humidity and heat. Hard to assimilate those conditions in Minne-snow-ta. I will have to make sure I have my fluid intake dialed in. Less beer when it’s hot and humid. :)