Beware of some charters. I’m not going to embarrass the one I used during my first Ragbrai, but it was a bad start. The charter didn’t have enough bus seats for the number of people signed on for the trip across the state to the start town, so we had to wait 3 hours for another bus to pick us all up as a group. Along the way, a different bus broke…[Read more]
I wish there was a “traveling” cell tower for the ride. The family gets nervous if I don’t check in everyday. Luckily, a text message will go through immediately or a little later in the evening after most people have gone to sleep if a call doesn’t happen.
I’m looking up driving directions on Google Maps and see the dreaded construction symbol at Keokuk, Rt 136 near the bridge that crosses the Mississippi River. Can any local Iowans tell me if the bridge is open or will I need to find an alternate crossing point?
As always, TIA!
P.P. are you serious? The amount of drama you’ve created this year (and previous year’s postings) and you don’t register to ride because you believe it’s too hard to find your bags. Lame, really lame. I agree with Randall Murphy. Register to ride or get off the forum because the stuff you’re saying isn’t friendly or encouraging. You’ve been to the…[Read more]
What’s the RAGBRAI ‘official campground’ like in the overnight towns? I’ve always used a charter in the past, but wondering if it would be just as easy to use the campground. Is it usually closer to the evening activities, bathrooms, and showers because the officials can best fit the logistics?
I’m sure this is not the first posting of this classic video of RAGBRAI IV. It’s about thirty minutes of 70s retro bike gear and the an example of Iowa’s never changing great hospitality. The great ride across Iowa has come along way. Enjoy.
May I suggest PBV if a shower and a flush are important. They are a great charter and worth the cash if you want the promise of a solo shower (no group showers), flush toilets, and coffee, beer, and lemonade available when you ride in or out of camp. People may say its more expensive but in the end, you’ll pay about the same. Its just where to put…[Read more]
Hats off for National Iowa Day in recognition of the Hawkeye State. The state born from the Louisiana Purchase and the birthplace of John Wayne. Life doesn’t get much better than good fortune and true grit. The state between the Mighty Missouri and beautiful Mississippi.
I’m looking forward to riding and visiting again in July.…[Read more]