Like Amanda said, you’re on vacation, drop off the face of the earth for a whole week, jeez. I own an agency, and basically I just tell them from Saturday night to Saturday night, act like I’m on the moon as far as contact ability. Send me a text if you must, I won’t reply until in the tent that night at best. I like to stay in the Ragbrai…[Read more]
Still on the fence. I’ve done 2x on my 2012 Cannondale. Upgraded it to 2016 105 groupset this year for Ragbrai, but have been riding my Salsa Warbird with slick 28mm road tires on it lately… might have to do the Salsa dance across Iowa.
I’ve used Padres one time and love it because of the small group feel. You get a sense of familiarity with the group in quick order and learn a lot about each other. From bike racks, to shower towels, to awesome sites (since they are smaller they get themselves tucked into some of the coolest spots) to the top notch equipment and attention to…[Read more]
East to West shuttle services are plentiful. I’ve used Out of Staters once and rode with a private team bus last year. Stick with the professionals. The private team bus was filled with B.O, large dogs, took every bit of ten hours to cross the state with at least 6-8 stops. Saved $100 that I would have gladly paid by the end of the day if I…[Read more]
2012 Cannondale Synapse with 2017 Shimano 105 group sitting on the shelf waiting for install. Last year I used a Selle Anatomica leather saddle that worked fairly well, might keep the saddle or move back to padded. That is my Ragbrai bike, I also have a 2016 Salsa Warbird with Tiagra.
I just talked to Craig in Lansing Main Street. He said Waukon is only overflow unless they get several request for this. Another unanswered question is how do you get from Waukon to Lansing for your shuttle if you have that need? He said that is something they’d have to provide for if they ended up with a bunch in Waukon but what if they don’t…[Read more]
I found it very respectful and a great time to consider the blessing of being able to live the dream of the founders. A lot of people that have rode those roads in the past are not riding today… consider them at that time.
Yep, that is probably the deciding factor making me push it to Saturday morning and bolting “off route” for Lansing so I can beat it out of town before the madness. Trying to tap it all in one day would be brutal.
I used two full sized flat sheets and a full sized rectangle sleeping bag that I got at Sports Authority for less than $20 or so. Padre’s Cycle In has nice air mattresses blown up and in your tent so all you have to do is make your bed. I used the sheet to cover the mattress and the unzipped sleeping bag to cover with or the other sheet if it…[Read more]
Due to some plans real close to the end of Ragbrai I’m thinking of riding the designed route to Creston then going on to Lansing to get my truck and drive back for my bags. It looks like you can get to Lansing in as little as 16-20 miles. That would give me the option of staying the night with my group and heading out real early Saturday morning…[Read more]
No matter the venue, the road and the ride isn’t the place for it. I wish those with LOUD speakers would respect the towns and neighbors and their fellow riders and keep a reasonable volume. Hearing hate rap for ten minutes behind you and ten minutes ahead of you while they pass is irritating.
Unionville and Letts. No beer in Unionville due to the mayor and one tiny bar in Letts that was packed like sardines. How much money did the religious views of those in charge cheat those towns out of. They were dead, no music, no activities, dead silent… blah… ride on.