I find this sort of exaggeration to be unhelpful fear-mongering. Yes, social distancing measures have been necessary (and successful), and these measures may extend into late July (up to and including the cancellation of RAGBRAI.
HOWEVER — even those individuals exposed to the virus can visit friends and family after a respectable isolation…[Read more]
Planning has been difficult for any bicycle tours, so my plan has been “flexibility”. My first (pre-Pandemic) plan was the desert southwest; despite the ease of social distancing in those parts, I worry about resupply (of even water) in some of the more remote stretches.
I can carry supplies and even water for a couple of days between…[Read more]
The better pick of campgrounds is usually with a tent: often a large and open field, with quiet corners, if you are willing to walk far enough for them. But as others have pointed out, the issues are more than just about campgrounds.
The first RAGBRAI was self-supported tourists, though the baggage trucks and SAG wagon were likely, agreeably,…[Read more]
The legal definition may be all that matters to you — but for me, an e-bike, with a motor, is motorized. The law may allow you to participate in “bicycle” events (and even ride on trails designated for non-motorized use, but I and at least a few others might give you a bit of a side eye.
I can’t run a marathon, but I’m not looking for a…[Read more]
A motorized cycle is any vehicle with two wheels and a motor — i.e., the e-bicycle’s under discussion.
My personal experience involves being passed by e-bikers on both non-motorized multi-user trails and on-road bike lanes; in both cases, e-bikes usually travel at speeds much greater than experienced cyclists, and in many cases, exhibit less…[Read more]
This is the sticking point for me personally — RAGBRAI is about a celebrating a tradition of cycling across Iowa. There is a personal challenge to doing that, and one that is nearly achievable by everyone (out of shape first-timers and 80-year-old veterans). That challenge — and accomplishment — is lost when you start using a…[Read more]