Last year was my first Ragbrai and like you I was concerned about the camping. I went with PBV, using them again this year, they make things very easy and are a pleasure to be around! You do have a somewhat legitimate concern. What I found out last year is the campground area can be somewhat noisy. Not so much from your fellow campers, although…[Read more]
I’ve always been intrigued with numbers, having degrees in engineering and mathematics. So, when numbers are used to create a narrative, I always wonder how these numbers were generated. In the case of, “about 500 or more families….”; are these number verifiable or hypothetical?
I’m also curious as to the motivation behind the original…[Read more]
I’m somewhat disappointed as I was looking forward to a little more distance that last year. That said, I agree with Ken H’s assessment: “As usual its noteworthiness a few years from now will lie entirely in the job that the towns do for us, and in what the weather does to us!”.
Anyway I’m signed up, and looking forward to it.
As first timer here, I’ve found your posts both entertaining and helpful. Signed up with PBV, and was hoping to meet you somewhere along the ride. Hopefully next year, if I survive this year. Anyway best of luck to you on your recovery.
Even if RAGBRAI, doesn’t care, there are many other that do.
Despite the polar vortex weather in the area yesterday, I persevered in my training for Ragbrai. My workout when something like this: Ate a piece of pie, rode 40 miles, ate another piece of pie and drank a beer. I’m not concerned about the mileage. My concern has to do with the pie to beer ratio (2:1).
I’ve search the forums through 2013, but…[Read more]
This will be my first RAGBRAI. In the countless you tube videos I’ve been watching, I noticed that when camping for the evening numerous bikes are stored upside down. The bikes are left on their handlebars and seat. Why are they stored in that manner?
Thanks in advance.
This will be my first Ragbrai. I’m going to try and follow Jessica’s advice. I’ve signed up with Pork Bellies so I don’t feel like I’m going to be totally on my own. At this point I have no worries, whatever is going to happen will happen. I’m guessing flexibility and patience are a couple of important attributes to carry on my ride. See you…[Read more]