I may sit next year out — I have done RAGBRAI 3 times with my sons (two south and one north so I have climbed enough hills in Iowa to last me a while, still need a central ride so who knows) and am thinking of doing the Mountains to the coast ride in North Carolina next year. A lot smaller at around 1000 riders so we will see — I like the big…[Read more]
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]