If you want to stay on the low cost side. OOS or out of staters is a good group. they charger you across for about 160 and then another 200 for the week but take care of a lot of things for you. All of the chargers have great web pages so you can pick what you want to pay and what you get. Next up is Bubba’s. With them, you do not need a…[Read more]
Only worry about theft is when they are leaned up next to a bar for someone to easily grab just to ride back. They usually turn up but it will not make a good night or morning. We just use a simple gun lock which is a small key lock with a thin wire just long enough to go through two frames and the back wheels. Just enough to make them look for…[Read more]
Something for everyone. My dad, now just turned 75 drives the motorhome for my brother, nephew, and me. Everyone has fun. We normally get back and clean-up a bit and rest. then find a local place to eat. Every church usually has some type of dinner or local eateries are awesome. You also have venders that follow so food is never an issue. Then…[Read more]
Agree 100% with John. Do not spend money on rain gear but just on something that will keep you warm and a few zip-lock bags to keep things dry like a wallet and phone. A very light wind breaker does wonders for keeping the wind from going through you. It also folds up and goes in a back pocket easy.
I am sure someone like OOS or Bubba will have a transfer since they are doing both routes. Down to 8 days left for route. There will also likely be a few others that might be able to catch a ride from.
Hoping to do both weeks. I did it with my dad, brother and nephew last year but they are doing ride the rockies this year and not sure if my dad will bring the motorhome. If he does not work out I will be looking for some riders. Was thinking of OOS if he can not make it but would consider another group. I am from IL and do many rides. Once…[Read more]
Yes to my earlier post the aggressive rider was on a normal bike. The point I try to make is that it is not the bike but the person on the bike that matters. Hopefully I did not send the wrong message and so far have not seen an e-biker dangerous. Out of the many years I have been doing Ragbrai and riding about 6-7K miles a year, you just have…[Read more]
I will take the 0.001%. They will end closer to the river and there is no overnight on Saturday the 25th. Might be the 24th but it is also the first overnight for the Iowa ride the week before. Though they could be double dipping. Although the 24th would work out nice.
That is why in overnight towns, I always tried to eat at a church and hit the local bars. Even hit a KC hall or American legion. I have not served but they have always been friendly and would rather give them support. They have also been very friendly. Besides, they usually had better food and prices which resulted in me spending a bit more…[Read more]
Last year start was the worst for rain. Should of started a bit earlier but got going and pushed hard to get in front of it. since most rain goes west to east, if you get into it, you either have to push hard to get in front of it or camp out a few hours and wait is out. Just be careful of some of that beer. The Bourbon beer is 8.2%, goes down…[Read more]
I see a lot of jackets mentioned but really pack a few small zip lock bags for you wallet and cell and anything else you want dry and just ride. If cooler, a long sleeve shirt or tight jacket works best. I would rather just ride in whatever is warm enough without an extra jacket flapping and then trying to store it somewhere. I have done…[Read more]
I think this may be a once in a lifetime and also my dad who is retired and has a motor home makes it really a once in a lifetime opportunity. My dad has done Ragbrai most years since the 80’s and he already offered to drive. He now likes just riding back a town or two and then to the end town. If a short leg, I will drive and ride back to him.…[Read more]
I think on your left applies more to trail riding to let people know you will be passing on the left lane. We have many paved trails around St. Louis and always say passing on the left to let walkers, bikers, dog walkers etc know I will be passing on the left. Everyone should hold their line and always look left if moving over to the left. If…[Read more]
I look forward to it more and more each year. There are so many things to list that anyone can find something. I just wish I would of done it with my parents when they first said I should do it (about 30 years ago). They are now in their mid 70’s but my dad still offers to drive the motorhome for us which even makes it better like last year with…[Read more]
Totally agree with KenH on the fact that there is a lot that goes into the route. Locations for the pork, icecream, kraft beer, and other venders people, including myself, love about RAGBRAI. Hope it is north because the small towns are the other things that bring people back year after year.
I love the Karras loop (century) but really do not want to do gravel. I do hope they keep it for the bike reps to loan bikes or the riders that love gravel. It adds a bit of work but hopefully no rain.
As long as your wheels are true and your frame/brakes have room, you will likely never notice the difference. If you are asking the questions, the extra few grams will not make the difference on weight. Just run 5 less PSI in the tires and it will be the same ride. Less pressure and more area makes it basically the same on a small change like…[Read more]