I couldn’t figure out how to ride a bike until I was 9yo.
After that, long-distance cycling was part of my daily life until I got a driver’s license.
When returning home from military service, I bought a car and a 10-speed.
Then came college, then career, then spouse, then children…
I sold my bike for money.
Greetings Double X Colleagues,
Day 9 of the Virtual Iowa Double X in the bag. I’m getting pretty sore w/all the muscles aching. It’s been extremely hot w/high humidity. My overnight hosts has been providing AC and a bed each night (like the RAGBRAI-t says…”The Overnight Town is My House”.
It’s looking like I’ll finally get rain on Wednesday…[Read more]
“Yes” to virtual touring. I just completed a virtual GOBA including a century day.
Now I’m resting up for the 14-day “Iowa Double Cross” which will include all my miles for the virtual Pan Ohio Hope Ride. Rock on riders.
I road Tour de Tucson in 2013. What a great ride despite experiencing the first rain-soaked Tour of their history. If you get a chance, don’t miss TdT. It’s well organized, beautiful landscapes and one of the best one day events I’ve done.
All the best to TJ and chapeau for his service to RAGBRAI. D
Great article. I’d left the crowded park this past week for more isolated roadways.
Then, I stopped to assist a fellow cyclist change a tire this week. I didn’t put on gloves or a mask the entire time. I didn’t even think about it until I was riding again. It just doesn’t come natural. Now I’m back on the 14-day paranoid incubation…[Read more]
BRAG (Georgia) is cancelled:
The health and well-being of our riders, staff, volunteers, and partners is a priority for BRAG. We are committed to making decisions that align with this priority. We are committed to playing a constructive role to limit the spread of the virus which is why we are moving the 41st Annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia t…[Read more]
Happy Spring everyone!
Yes sir, Jboz left a great message that it’s mentally and physically helpful to ride and safe as long as you don’t “peloton” yourself w/others. And the decrease in MV’s make it potentially safer to be out on the road.
I like your thinking.
Friday, July 10: Home to Dubuque, drop off baggage in secure location; drive to Clinton, park in 2-wk, long-term parking, overnight in Clinton.
Saturday, July 11: Ride from Clinton to Dubuque w/cycling essentials; join Iowa’s Ride in Dubuque.
You have the advantage of coming from Chi-Town so you could potentially…[Read more]
6th shortest (420.3 miles) and 29th steepest (12,306 ft).
What was the math that was used to calculate it’s overall rank compared to all RAGBRAI’s?
That used to be a number that was presented but I didn’t hear it last night or see it on the blog.
Like all of you above, I’m in for both rides.
Looking forward to the Route Announcement Party.
Then will have fingers crossed for favorable logistics on both ends.
See all of you double riders in Dubuque! D
GCN has done quite a few videos concerning the impact of rain while riding. I’ve included two links: one compares the differences between hard shell & soft shell rain jackets; the other link offers many videos regarding rain. Enjoy!…[Read more]
All, Yes, there have been quite a few offering up on different threads that they intend to do both rides.
As I said previously, the only thing that will stop my 14 day ride, would be a logistical issue from IR end town > RAGBRAI start town.
14 straight days of Iowa cycling….yes! D
A few years after re-starting bicycling as a hobby, I began looking beyond the home turf for opportunities for adventure.
I heard “RAGBRAI…oldest, longest, biggest.” I was immediately sold.
The experience did not fail. It exceeded…5 times.
So now I ask, “Why not RAGBRAI?” D
Healing the foot is primary. That will impact all rides in the future; this year & beyond.
Per the GOBA web site, there are only 4 days in which you have to ride and several of those days have a short route option; 15 miles.
You have lots of time before registration gets outrageously expensive (it’s already too expensive).
So let that…[Read more]
The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) registration is open and the overnight towns are published today.
Many of the new options presented last year are back again this year.
The dates are June 20 – 27.
It’s great leg-prep for Iowa! D