Thanks for the heads on the baggage truck. I’m actually riding with a charter and by some stroke of luck or genius I booked a hotel in DM months ago so I just arranged for them to keep my gear on their baggage truck. Charging lights, gps nav and myself.
Actually brings back memories of a late 70’s RAGBRAI when I was totally fried by the sun…[Read more]
I understand the official start time is 6am, but with tomorrow’s heat and distance, I’m wondering about a pre 6am launch for a reasonably self supported and well lighted rider. Will I be alone or are others weighing the risk/benefit ratio of an earlier start vs the heat of mid day?
Hi Andrew and other solos. I too rode solo in 2018 as part of a half crossing of the country. My first RAGBRAI was number 5 in 1977. I’m riding down from Minneapolis next week and plan on meeting up with everyone in Storm Lake. Thousands of friendly people, countless conversations and yet at times it can feel like you’re at someone else’s party…[Read more]
I’m a RAGBRAI V rider planning a leisurely paced multi-surface ride from Minneapolis (PRE) to RAGBRAI and then on to Milwaukee (POST) afterwards. I’m figuring on 40-50 miles days with hotel stays before and after, while taking advantage of a Charter to lug my gear as I’m enjoying RAGBRAI.
If you might be interested in joining a relaxed ride…[Read more]