1440 Before today’s ride after work which should be 23 miles. It is on track with previous years so, as far as training goes, I should be OK. It is turning 60 that has me worried a bit. All of a sudden some new pains in new places are showing up.
I average anywhere between 14 and 17 mph on my alone training rides depending on hills and wind. On the 2 RAGBRAI rides I have done my average was 12.8 and I was comfortably able to keep up with the masses at all times thoroughly enjoying myself. As others have said, it is not a race, just be able to do it for 7 days in a row. I aim for around…[Read more]
In 2017 the day was actually 108 or so miles with the Karras loop. Somehow some people figured out exactly where the 100 mile mark was and an impromptu party ensued with random people stopping and enjoying the festivities under that tree. Music, beer, shots, dancing, the works. Stuff like this that makes RAGBRAI what it is. Do the loop — you…[Read more]
Marines only? I have 3 sons in the services (Air force, Army and Navy). The Air force and Navy guys have done RAGBRAI with me but unfortunately none of them will be able to this year. For some reason the military is not too worried about me riding bikes across states. I will be honored to ride with other military parents as well.
My claim to fame — I chased, caught and dropped a guy on an ebike going up a mile long hill the other day. Not a big hill and it was a big ole guy so that little motor had to work. I was very impressed with myself and he and I had a good laugh about it. Ride what you want as long as you have fun and it does not endanger anybody.
4 People in our party. We drive the truck with all the bikes and gear to the start town to get there Thursday night or early on the Friday before the event. We draw some straws and one unlucky sod has to drive the truck to the end town while the rest of us just hang out. We can do it one day later but why? Guy parks the truck in the end town…[Read more]
Had 2 bikes on the cross state truck with PBV in 2016 — both broken, minor but still. I had the distinct idea that they were manhandled a bit. IN 2017 we dropped the bikes and stuff off at the start town and only one of us drove the car across the state to the end town to catch the PBV bus back. Far from main camp ground true but not really an…[Read more]
I sold a ti bike once and cried for years until I found one exactly the same on eBay one night at 2 am. Bought it on the spot so I suppose eBay is probably a good place to sell a bike if you absolutely have to do it.