This isn’t about the original poster and whatever miscommunication you two may have had. Lots of people here are very confused, and your subsequent posts aren’t making things easier. Two simple suggestions:
1. Set aside for a moment the one individual you spoke to, and for all your other current…[Read more]
With 459 days to train, I’m shooting for being in shape enough to ride the whole route in 1 day (a little joke). I will miss RAGBRAI this year though, but I’ve skipped a year before, so this isn’t all that bad. The worst part for me is I will officially retire in 2 weeks, and was seriously planning on doing the Iowa double-cross.
Statement fro IR IOWA’S RIDE UPDATE (April 20, 2020)
Our priority to keep everyone safe. A bike ride is never that important. We also know that the start of Iowa’s Ride is still close to 3 months away, so it is still early to decide at this point. We will remain hopeful that the health risks will subside towards the end of summer. Again, our top…[Read more]
SURE to trigger a 2nd wave??? Where is that high degree of certainty coming from? Do you have any scientific data to support that (other extrapolation based on a 103 year old pandemic)? Are you a virologist?
The social distancing protocols and business closures were not intended to prevent infection. Most virologists feel the spread is a…[Read more]
My company has offices in PA. That state has just announced that certain employers can begin returning to the office providing a set of requirements are met. One of the requirements is that they wear a mask while in the office…no exceptions. Note: most medical professionals agree that non-surgical face coverings are not effective at…[Read more]
This seems like an overly simplistic binary choice. Certainly worthy of a bumper sticker, but is this applicable in real life? If we can save one life, but shut down an economy in the process, would that be worth it?
OK, probably a dumb question here…but if the NBA and Major League Baseball (with literally $ billions at stake and logistics far more complex than RAGBRAI) can cancel the remainder of a season, or the start of one with almost no notice, why does RAGBRAI need to make a decision by April 20th? And if major universities can pivot on a dime and…[Read more]
One more observation…small footprint (500 or less) and low-key rides are probably far less threatening to a community than a 10k to 15k army of riders, vendors and support. The small rides also require less resources like HS camping areas, traffic control, etc. from those communities than RAGBRAI. I suspect that even if RAGBRAI is cancelled, I…[Read more]
I agree…given the “current situation”. But RAGBRAI is not an April event…it’s a late July event. Current situation in this case is irrelevant. Future situation (hard data and educated projections by data scientists) is what decisions will likely be based upon. Lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are likely to begin being peeled back within…[Read more]
We are 1 week away from the decision date. Lots can happen in a week. Just look at the past 7 days.
* One week ago, most projections for US deaths were in the 200,000+ range…today the current projection has dropped to 60,000 (note: that is inside the range of a typical bad flu year).
* In the past week, a course of HCQ, Azithromycin and Zinc…[Read more]
Hi Eric…depends on what’s causing your flats. Have you ruled out pinch flats? Do you ride in an area with lots of thorns? What are your current tires, and what PSI do you typically run? Yourb20 year hiatus…new tires and tubes, or the old ones? Some clarity will help guide the right recommendations.
Bigbrad – since you asked, a BS in Macro Economics, a Masters in Business Administration – with a Finance concentration. Heavy statistics all during my academic career. Then 27 years in Finance with 3 major Wall Street firms with General Securities Principal credentials before moving on to lead other business ventures. To top if off, I lived in…[Read more]
BigBrad, I have far more than “a clue” about statistics.
1) There were 2,420 weekly flights between China (the epicenter) and Japan prior to suspension of travel.
2) Japan was slower to suspend from China than the US, doing so 10 days later.
3) Japan is an urban and highly densely populated country. It has roughly 39% the US…[Read more]