RAGBRAI Training Series was officially created this year – Pigtails/Bacoon/Big Rove.
Years back, there actually was a “RAGBRAI reunion ride”.
An internet search reveals at least one RAGBRAI Reunion event from 2009 as per the Bike Iowa Website.
Tama/Toledo to Sigourney.
Yes – a little pedaling DOWNHILL to maintain speed. Heat Humidity & Headwinds in the old school days.
Seemed like the top of each hill was a rest stop even though they were rollers.
OOPS – we got in during daylight. And the local bar on the town square would not serve a Martini !
People complain about e-bikes.
Yet there is no way to measure the fast riders who passed you only because they sagged on the team bus each day to the meeting town and had fresh legs from riding only half of the miles.
We were amused when we saw how many bikes were on one of the well known bandit “fitness” team buses as we rode into Chariton.
Agree. 9.5 Miles of gradual downhill with 0.5 miles of steep climb feels completely different then 5 miles of gradual downhill and 5 miles of gradual climb even though the total climb may be the same in both situations. Obviously, most riders only remember the monster climbs as compared to the 5 mile long gradual climbs.
Seems like some from…[Read more]
Such “information” would just create bad vibes and would create negative energy among RAGBRAI nation. Pointing “blame” is not in the RAGBRAI or Iowa spirit. Many factors (including weather) are involved in any RAGBRAI accident. Also think about 15,000 unique riders defining a “safe” speed to ride down a steep hill varies significantly (I peaked…[Read more]
My vote is for the Nebraska Brewing Company stop at the PBV property on Sunday.
Partially because the rain finally ended.
Really like those can lids. Good taste. Good company. Well worth my donation for the ice. . . . .
Appreciate your humor about the RABRAI experience.
You already know there is no check-in, staring line or finish line.
Although my brother and I biked all the way to the river, we did not dip. I guess we did not officially finish as a result. All who participated are winners in Winterset.
Who cheated? All the teams who have team buses and…[Read more]
Note that you will need to transport your bags from your charter camp area where they unload most charters (west of the Mid America Center) to the official baggage truck camp location at 23rd Ave and Horseshoe Blvd (northeast of the Mid America Center).
Not my story, but a great RV Generator story posted on this forum a few years back (2016):
USUALLY – the RV’s are placed in an area separate from the general tent camping areas. I’m sure that some may end up near tents (or V-V). That said, I’d hope that any RV owner would be considerate of any tents near their vehicle.
I did have an inciden…[Read more]