What more can be said about Brancels? I agree with all previous comments, but will add my two cents worth.
By chance I chose Brancel for my first Ragbrai. I was anxious about how the logistics would work, and whether or not I could actually do the ride. Bob and staff put me at ease, by making the logistics simple. All I had to worry about was…[Read more]
Completely missed the point which was not a ban or condemnation of ebike riders, but that an etiquette and safety guide would be useful for those purchasing speed. Whether it be able to ride hills they previously walked or just to ride faster. Instead of using the forum to argue by cherry picking details from their posts, maybe just share…[Read more]
As far as safety goes I’ve seen far more slow riders causing problems then fast ones. Once a guy got frustrated waiting for an opening to cross the road to a particular vendor and just shot across causing a bunch of us to jam on the brakes abruptly. And plenty of times approaching slow riders to pass them on the left with plenty of space they…[Read more]
Kind of getting back to my original post it sounds like. Unsafe and rude riding are a problem but the majority of fast self propelled riders learned both how to ride fast safely and good ride etiquette while training up to the ability to ride fast. But ebikers just purchased speed so had no such training period. A guide to teach both would be a good idea.
Just for your information, I too got 121 miles on century day last year. Looking at maps, I calculated 120 before I left home, so I expected it. Any chance you skipped Honey Creek Resort? Or some other part? Maybe our camp sites were on the far sides of town. Who knows?
I have been to Ragbrai seven times now, and only once got caught riding in the rain. That one time it was a light, warm sprinkle, so maybe even that doesn’t count. It did soak my tailbag, so it must have been more than I’d thought. It only rained for about thirty minutes.
The first day of last year I heard the sprinkling on my tent about 0330.…[Read more]
It is interesting, the comments they made KenH. The sense of the RAGBRAI tradition and that its more important then the people who are currently caring for this great event. Just what RAGBRAI needs on the heals of all this commotion. I’m sure they will be working hard on maintaining RAGBRAI this first year. After that I hope to hear some new…[Read more]
Really interesting posts. For a while I kidded myself there was a chance of reconciliation but it was too obvious this was a planned heist. And IBC endorsed it. Glad I found out before I sent money their way by signing up for the Bacoon Ride (or the other “RAGBRAI training rides”). I’ve been involved in bike clubs that have had gone through…[Read more]
I 1st mentioned it on that other thread but even I stole it from another ride that crosses the state twice, the Minnesota Double Cross. Shorter since the state has a narrow central section. Never though about the double meaning though but good one.
Like this idea. With cooperation both rides they could promote it also and arrange for week long parking in the switch over town. Day passes in each direction and charters could promote their PBV like half-hog registrations. But half on a RAGBRAI charter and the other half on an IR charter. And the rides could provide a joint week long…[Read more]
Let’s hope the rides work together so some can attempt an “Iowa Double Cross” doing both in the same year. RAGBRAI should track IR riders doing both in the same year for a special “Iowa Double Cross” patch. I get bored nowadays by Wednesday and head home so it won’t be me riding both. I like that IR goes first to get the prevailing headwinds out…[Read more]
It will be a transition year. And one person’s mistake could be just our adventure to adapt. Cyclists always adapt. Ex: Tree down across the road, hop off the bike and walk around (happened once). Possible example on RAGBRAI: too few Kybos?, knock on a door and (awkwardly) make a new friend.
Forums are super easy. There are lots of free options available. I put one out for a bike club. Took all of 30 minutes to create and put a link to off of the club’s webpage. And TJ already knows how to administer one well. But the IR FB page has been very quiet also. No one seems to be marketing IR much currently.