Agreed Jboz. With that much personal freedom gone, RAGBRAI would have no point. Common sense for one person is total control for others I guess. RAGBRAI is no place for the fearful measures like required vaccines.
the point of this thread is to suggest measures that RAGBRAI might add to AVOID cancelling it again this year. we know nothing is really enforceable. But items like ore sanitation stations can be done by RAGBRAI and guidelines for participants might just get RAGBRAI 2021 to be a go. Even saying registered riders only just requesting…[Read more]
If I were in the market for a new bike I’d likely go disc but I would not get a new bike to go disc. Electric derailleurs, disc brakes, 12 speed: not much incentive to replace my bike. Rims?, I did go tubless and have nearly eliminated flats as long as I replace worn tires.
The value on road bikes is to the manufacturer’s sales numbers. Road bike…[Read more]
Read the post. It’s about preventing RAGBRAI from getting cancelled again by coming up with ideas to convince RAGBRAI leadership to not cancel in 2021. And masks of course don’t prevent the wearer from getting COVID anyway.
Are you being funny or did you skip reading the post? Clean refers to a more virus free RAGBRAI to lessen the chance it will get cancelled in 2021. I think there is a “joke” thread already so if we can come up with any suggestions to help RAGBRAI go forward in 2021 it would be a good thing.
You take the no-innovation too far I think. No one says that should not happen. But heavier equipment for no real benefit? The brakes are a good example. I’ve had all types going back to cantilevers on mountain bikes. All had pluses and minuses but on road bikes the differences are not important even to TdF riders.
I find nothing compelling me to spend money for a whole new bike to get hydraulic brakes. I’m in the camp of one TdF rider that said “no one was complaining about their brakes”. Riding with many of the riders I use to race licensed events with, most still have their rim brakes.
The TdF has a minimum weight requirement (outdated) the allow riders…[Read more]
Maybe not to early to get ideas on how to make RAGBRAI 2021 more sanitary, more CV19 compliant. Like RAGBRAI’s dirtiest challenge, keeping Kybos sanitary, do riders carry masks to slap on in crowded beer gardens, etc.? Maybe we can help make 2021 happen with the right ideas?
Missed the point. Asking RAGBRAI to reconsider the clothing vendor. The one pair of shorts I bought ripped the holes first time I tried them on so I returned them for full credit. Haven’t bought any since. But why not improve the quality? What’s your point? Accept crappy quality and shut up…
This isn’t a joke, but it made me smile. I got on the road this morning in the dark. I set my Nite Rider Lumina 1200 to a steady medium beam. About three miles into the ride I noticed a pickup truck about to enter the road ahead of me on my right. The driver let me pass in front of him before pulling onto the road, and I waved my thanks. I…[Read more]
As I mentioned in another thread, I was witness to a great race in Onawa the evening before Ragbrai 2018 started. After supper, I was walking back to camp when I saw a tractor pulling a cart full of visitors. On the sidewalk was a boy about three or four on a Big Wheel trike. He was racing the tractor and staying parallel to it. The boy raced…[Read more]
Either get Primal to improve their quality or get a new clothing vendor in 2022. That cheap zig-zag stitching the shorts have to attach the chamois rips little holes in the spandex when pulling them on is one example (at the top of the zig, or is it the zag?). And then of course the holes start expanding over time. My 2014 jersey has different…[Read more]
Also listening to the music from the RAGBRAI mobile boom boxes while riding RAGBRAI, there are far more Rock fans on RAGBRAI then County fans. And within the Country music genera Willie’s music is a particular niche. You’d sell more jerseys with an AC/DC reference and a “Highway to Hell” theme.
Before I leave these tree puns for rest, I heard through the grapevine that Richard has got his wooden bikes to work. The main problem was the log-jam. The downside is that now they just lumber along.
I heard that Alderman Elmer and his wife, Hazel, are going to check out the wooden bikes.
So I want to Spruce them up until they are Cherry.
I want the down tube to be Plum.
I thought Cotton-wood be better for the seat.
And I Ce-dar best choice for the handlebars is Palm.
Put a Pear of wheels on them and they should be finished.