Actually, we did very well last year. Unfortunately, I can’t return this year because I’ll be training for the NYC marathon, but my wife will be back, and we’re looking forward to another tandem RAGBRAI.
We also met many tandem teams out there, so that was pretty inspiring. :)
Thanks for the recent replies! Question though: on open roads, we’re going ~13mph. Do you know what speeds you’re going if leaving later but still catching up? It’s easy to catch up if one can crack out 25mph, but well, not us. :)
Yeah, we’ve been doing all our weekend training rides on our tandem. Heck, last weekend, we were in NYC and we rented a tandem to do 40 miles. That was weird: it’s a rental tandem, so more about cruising than going places.
Oh lovely, braking uphill. *sobs* I’m used to using my momentum to carry me up. Well, okay, character building, sounds…[Read more]
*nod* Yeah, we’ll definitely be leaving a comfortable amount of time to get our stuff into the truck because we don’t want to be Those People. :) Knowing that alarms are going off around 4:30am (or even earlier) is super helpful!
Hmm, getting 8+ hours of sleep is going to be tricky. My wife is an expert at naps, but for me, naps tend to reset…[Read more]
I’m behind but (hopefully) back on track: 644 miles, 9,123 climb, not counting a few stat bike sessions. First RAGBRAI for us — we’ll be on a tandem; my wife is the stronger cyclist. I’m slated to break 900 by the end of the month and 1,300 by the last weekend. Weekend rides are usually on the tandem; midweek rides on my solo.