The overnight towns typically have information in their websites if contact information for large groups/charters to contact to reserve a camping space. I don’t believe there is any additional cost to this.
I wish that large groups/charters would do a better job of anticipating how large of an area they need so they aren’t taking away camping spa…[Read more]
Slower riders do sometimes pass riders riding slower than them. Yes, sometimes this pushes us clear out to the left in heavy traffic. I’m not going to ride much slower than my regular pace just because passing someone would make it so I have to go far to the left to pass.
And most of the time, on your left means just that. It’s those who com…[Read more]
There are certainly hose who are saying this just to let riders know. Then there are the riders who scream this repeatedly when there is no room on the left to pass because I’m in the middle of passing someone. They are the ones who seem to mean get out of my way, lowly slower rider.
I’m a slower rider. I heard this from riders on regular bikes far, far more than anyone on an ebike (meaning someone calling out on your left, meaning get out of my way, even though I was in the middle of passing someone and couldn’t move over right then.) For me personally, this wasn’t an issue of ebikes at all.
We encountered a charter in a city in one town that had a very large area of the park and 3/4 of it sat empty. They had all this nice, flat area roped off with no tents while those of us outside hilly, rocky ground to deal with.
We got to Walnut City later in the day (I think it was somewhere atriums 4:30.) Saw a large group of riders coming off the loop in the wrong direction. Also saw many riders starting the loop that late in the day.
My 7 year old nephew got a taste of RAGBRAI last week. He rode in a WeeHoo trailer. I think he may outgrow the trailer by next year, and he has requested to ride his own bike. We’re debating what to do next year. He does not currently have a bike with gears, so if he were to ride his own bike, we would need to get him one. I saw a number of…[Read more]
My biggest pet peeve of the week was the camping situation at City Park in Centerville. A charter had a huge area of the park roped off for their group, and used probably a third of it at most. There was a whole lot of flat open space left inside the roped off area that sat empty all night. Meanwhile, those of us not with that charter had very…[Read more]
When our support driver (my brother) arrived in Dyersville, every single vehicle was being stopped upon entering town. Dyersville assigned everyone to a camping site in town. If you chose not to camp in your assigned camping spot, then you were charged for camping. It took forever for support vehicles to get in to town because of this. WE were…[Read more]
My friend was one who had the benefit of an ambulance ride years ago after she went down and broke her arm. The bill went through her insurance, and then she paid her share of the ride. While RAGBRAI may contract with the ambulance service to be there (and I have no idea what kind of payments may happen between RAGBRAI and CARE), if you have to…[Read more]
My 7 year old nephew rode partial days 5 of the 7 days. He opted to sit out the last day of all days! (He was having too much fun in Donnellson to ride to the finish!) He wants to ride his own bike next year. (He was in a WeeHoo trailer this year.)
If we go back to Dyersville again, I hope they plan the camping situation better than they did the camping situation better than the last time. That was just awful, and I still have a bad taste in my mouth over it this many years later.