Just a follow-up to this post. I did the “Ride The Erie” event in 2018. Registered and paid for the full support package. Great ride. I saw lots of RAGBRAI jerseys on the ride. I highly recommend this one. Mostly flat and 70% was on hard packed crushed stone trails. I don’t recommend a road bike unless you can put at least 28mm tires on. I did it…[Read more]
Thx for the response. I’ve done RAGBRAI 4 times and this forum has always came though with good answers to my questions.
I saw the volunteer options and will choose that method of payment if they still have some opportunities for such. If I cant volunteer, I’ll just bite the bullet and pay the fee so I can pass the “red face” test when I come in…[Read more]
I’m thinking about doing the Erie Canal ride this year since its before RAGBRAI. It looks like a fun ride and since I would rather ride with other riders, I plan on flying up from Houston area with my wife, renting hotel rooms along the route, and provide for my own support. I only want to be with other riders and don’t plan on using their rest…[Read more]
Ok. I’m leaning on the RAGBRAI forum because it has never let me down. I’m fixn to invest in a new bike. Big chunk of hard earned money from getting yelled at while umpiring ball games. Lol. I’m 5’9 1/2″ tall with a 32″ inseam. What frame size would best suite me? All input appreciate. If you’re close to my size, what frame size do you ride?
Last year I went into Ottumwa after having dinner at our campsite. As I was walking through the vendors area, I noticed a long line in front of one of the trailers. After closer observation, I realized they were getting a tenderloin sandwich like I had never seen before. I had already eaten dinner but couldn’t pass up this opportunity for desert…[Read more]
They were handing out the patch when I entered Imogene on the designated route. If you rode the trail in instead of the road, you missed the patch handout. Some folks took the paved exit route instead of the gravel loop entrance into Imogene and they missed the patch handout. If you weren’t a RAGBRAI registered rider, they wouldn’t give you a…[Read more]
I did the loop on a Jamison carbon bicycle with 35mm tires. I had to wait about 45 minutes for the right size bike to come around but it was worth it. Nice, quiet ride. Gravel took some getting use to even with the wider tires. I saw several 23mm tires on the gravel. Imogene was a fun town. Did my first adult size slip-n-slide at the church there.…[Read more]
Good advice. Thx. I watched the video and I’m gonna check out the road on Google. I’m sure I’ll be riding it this year. Probably just stay with the 23’s because they are new and its a tire I’ve had great success with, you know, ride comfort, puncture proof, color, etc.. I also agree with your earlier posts about people cheating the route just for…[Read more]