They’ll have maps for the driver route as we get closer. We never had our driver meet us at the meeting towns but that’s a pretty simple option. It’s usually pretty simple from the main driver route over the town. We’ve had drivers that made their own driver friends that they met for lunch everyday.
After reading through it would appear there are really only a couple vocal people truly upset. I sincerely have no sympathy. Nobody is forcing anyone to do it. The overall week looks actually fairly normal. Shorter for those of us that usually do a gravel and Karras loop. If someone finds the day challenging then they’ll just feel better when they…[Read more]
This has been an eye opening thread. When I read Matt’s post about that problem I assumed it was just partiers complaining. I’m usually at the overnight town between 10-12 and maybe 1-2 on a Karras loop day so I don’t see the shutdowns ever. I absolutely agree with shutting down alcohol sales as that will move the drunks along but shutting down…[Read more]
You’ve clearly never had the experience of running logistics for an entire team. It’s not an easy task. You could have seen if you’d looked that wristbands are mailed out and that they’re all mailed to the team captain. This information is readily available on this very site. I don’t know Bob or his team but it sounds you could have done more to…[Read more]
I’m glad I’m not the only one that was annoyed with that. I don’t mind the long day and I did the gravel(sand pit) on day 1 but there was no need to force us through that vendor gauntlet. It could not be ridden through so I was just hobbling through gravel in uncomfortable shoes when I wanted to be riding.
I rode my first Ragbrai at age 12. He’ll be fine if he likes riding. Based on his merit badge I’d say he’s good to go. From my experience the younger riders don’t suffer those couple of bad days as much. They tend to recover more overnight than older folks. Good luck and have fun.