Tubeless take a little more maintenance, with replacing the sealant every few months, but you also can carry a spare tube and use in case the tire just will not seal. I ride with a couple guys that claim the have not flatted in the 3 years they run tubeless.
I went with Out Of Staters charter the last 3 years, good group not a lot of extras. I had contacted Brancel and they were extremely responsive to my inquiry, but decide on OOS charter because friends were using them. There were younger riders with this charter, but on RAGBRIA the majority of riders are 50-60 somethings and the charters reflect…[Read more]
Your local bike shop should be able to fit you to a bike , if they can’t you need to go to another shop. As a rule of thumb you should have an inch clearance from the top tube when you stand over the bike.
Lawnchairman, static stretching can cause a injury. They suggest doing dynamic stretches before a workout now, or just take it easy for the first 20-30 minutes.
I learned this to late and still have a torn ACL to remind me!
I have an Euerka 2 man tent and a Kelty Gunnison 4, Have used both on RAGBRAI and both perform great, the Kelty has a rain fly that goes to the ground 360 degrees for rainy conditions, and the tent is mesh for the most part, just Idea for the unpredictable weather that you have for RAGBRAI. The 4 man tent gives a bit more head room, not as much…[Read more]
I really do not think you would go wrong with any of the charters, you can go to their websites , which are listed under charters on RAGBRAI website and compare what is offered and their prices for the service. Some include showers, meals , etc. The smaller charters you will be paying for showers every day which is 6-7 dollars, most have drinks,…[Read more]