KenH: I was up at 5:30 checking the weather forecast which had deteriorated since even the night before…My schedule only allowed me to get the ride done (I was going to to do the 45 mile option) in the morning. I had a very close call with lightning years ago and have been stuck out on country roads without much shelter in recent years and had…[Read more]
Well Ken H…I live about 15 minutes from Ottawa and plan on doing the Pumpkin Pie Ride…I am concerned about the predicted weather all weekend. I won’t do the century length as this will be my first longer ride since minor knee surgery but feel free to wave to me as you will likely streak by me!
Glad he is recovering! From what I saw…either there was contact (which I doubt) or people that were helping direct traffic around him on the ground were warning of some big cracks in the middle of the road…implying his tire got in there making him lose control. Either way he went down hard on his left side and was not conscious when I first…[Read more]
I have been very happy with PBV all 4 years I have used them…there are always issues when being involved with a MASS of humanity…if that is the problem then Ragbrai in general is not the place to be…once somebody offers a personalized hover pod to transport you to all locations or that “beaming” technology like in Star Trek then Ragbrai…[Read more]
Riding out of Newton (or maybe Sigourney) in the morning a biker went down hard right in front of me. I was the first to yell biker down and get to him when we got off our bikes. He was out for a bit but when he came around I believe he said his name was John from Marshalltown. There was no shortage of other bikers who got off to help and…[Read more]
THANK YOU for commenting about the blaring music thing! I have had a good time on the rides the past two years and don’t want to sound like I am nitpicking…but what is the mentality of someone who thinks everyone in a 100 yard radius WANTS to hear their music. Granted it is few and far between but I was unable to hear the rider I was…[Read more]