Depending on where you are in the FW area, there are several options for joining up with groups and at different speed and skill levels. There is an excellent group in Grapevine that offers a summer series of training rides for beginners and recreational riders. I took my daughter on some of those rides and there were several people getting ready…[Read more]
o Red for those who don’t wear helmets (Deadpool agrees with this)
o Light gray for those who ride e-bikes and/or drink root beer.
o Dark gray for those snobs who did every mile self-propelled and want
everybody else to know it – and better make these muscle shirts.
o Black everybody else.
She needs to register as a non-rider, but you need to have a team (of 3?) to get a vehicle pass. With or without a vehicle pass, there is a driver’s orientation meeting on Saturday in the starting town where they give the drivers instructions, maps, advice, etc. The route for the vehicles is marked just like the route for the riders (green v.…[Read more]
I certainly have been watching from the beginning. Between my original reply on this thread and my second reply earlier today, I have seen all of your 30+ replies and I have even looked at most of the links you provided. If you haven’t looked at the link I provided on the different types of internet trolls, please check it out and pay…[Read more]
This whole thread was started as troll-bait when dalebob started with the simple statement: “here is something to perk up the forum”. As part of any reply to a thread like this, please pay attention to the type of troll that you are representing. Here’s a good guide:
There are skateboard, inline skates, unicycles, runners, pedal-cars, pace lines, slowpokes, and people riding side by side by side by side by side in the left lane… who cares if someone wants to, or needs to, use an e-bike on the ride. People need to be more concerned with their ride than their neighbor’s ride.
This has been asked many times and you’d think that this forum would have a better search feature (within the forum database) or a specific forum topic for this subject. But simply do a Google or Yahoo search on “recommendations for a RAGBRAI packing list” and you will get a good selection of recommendations to work through. And as already noted,…[Read more]
I like chocolate milk just after I finish my ride for the day.
I’d also recommend fresh corn on the cob if you can manage it. They usually offer this in town and along the road, but I’ve never seen it by a campsite. I’d wander over several times for an ear or two as I was setting up, cleaning up, and relaxing after the ride.
The local housing committees open shop on May 1st just after the lottery results are finalized. That said, our team of 17 starts looking for a host for yard camping before that. And we’re still looking for hosts in Jefferson, Newton, and Sigourney (if anybody is listening).
Our team had the privilege last year to yard camp with a former mayor of a town where RAGBRAI stopped overnight. He told us that for many of the small overnight towns, the city will do all they can just to break even. Positive economic impacts of the ride benefit local businesses and charity groups – not the city or county directly. These towns…[Read more]