Yeah, because simply doing what’s right is too damn hard. In many ways RAGBRAI has become a rolling cluster f#%k with too many people and not enough resources and yes, I blame bandits for a fair portion of that.
Non ebiker here, if I’m passing you on the right, it’s because you’re not where you’re supposed to be, it’s because I’ve determined it’s the safest action on my part, I’ll let you know I’m there…hopefully you’re not wearing earbuds.
A had a tick over 500 with the loop and a real wheel dip. I always say I wish the last day was shorter (a few years back it was) but I still seem to always make it in with plenty of time. People that want to ride are gonna ride.
I’ve done this 11 times now. I went through your stage after about 3. I now share some of the wisest words I’ve read, RAGBRAI don’t care and all that means is go with the flow. It may be that RAGBRAI is not for you. You’ve been given sound advice about riding. Noisy camps are luck of the draw.