I got at least 20 riding kits( Or I can find a laundry)…retired…already be in Iowa -don’t care how many miles it is from the end of IR to RAGBRAI. Got my van , got my trailer. May need a new crew – all retired or having 2weeks to give up for the experience. Ima ride both. Might be a one time chance of a lifetime.
Well, this decision is almost perfect.Living in NC and traveling to Iowa (LONG DRIVE) for what will be my 24th consecutive ‘rag’ ride -I have been quiet. Until now. I have opinion galore but no sayso on the recent rift. I love Iowa – the state, it’s inhabitants and RAGBRAI(obvious?) .. but.being just another visitor -Mr.TJ hasn’t the slightest…[Read more]
Yeah, I keep seeing this question, and wonder why it’s a question, ’cause less I flunked remedial reading Marne is on the route? So I assume it’s to seek – inside info as to whether or not Marne is a thing to do stop? So to answer, Marne was a great stop when it was not a stop. My first ever really crazy naked(ish) beer slide stop….drink a bit…[Read more]
23rd RAGBRAI, never locked my bike. Never been stolen, but I do for the most part ride crap bikes? A couple of my traveling partners, stole my bike from me whole is was sleeping, ( their idea of a joke) on one trip and sold it to some lady for $25. She took it to her camp, but her husband assured her it must be a joke…. they returned the bike.…[Read more]
RIDERS – IF YOU NEED A SWEET PLACE TO STAY THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THE “FRAY” WE HAVE A LODGE IN THE RURAL CENTERVILLE AREA. WE HAVE SOME ROOMS LEFT AND ALSO HAVE SOME CAMPER HOOKUPS. IF YOU WANT TO CHAT ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE CALL 641-895-4810 AND ASK FOR PATTY
Hey David. I ‘ran into Gene’ on the coastal ride in Edenton – actually @ the shower truck. He told me about your Van trip. Well, you didn’t tell me? Thanks. If you see my ole broke down van on the way and it’s “broke down”… Ya better stop and offer me a ride to Iowa. Just me. Forget the others, they can walk. Be Fun Have Safe.
With luck, this will be my 23rd RAGBRAI. Of the previous 22 – I did not make the lottery 2 times. Each time, however, I was able to secure a ticket (pass) from individuals unable to attend. (forum listings)
Have Safe Be Fun
Hi. This sounds like a great group. I have morphed, from flying into Des Moines solo from NC (first 3 years) to renting, begging, borrowing, actually buying -Motorhomes, vans, cars, trucks (no buses YET) – and somehow making my way to Iowa in July for 22yrs. Now.
We enjoy the thrill of knocking on doors and asking seeking begging for the right to…[Read more]
You seem to have received great advice on the shoe selection options.
Good info from an informed and helpful group. Only thing I did notice, the reason for clipping in – using today’s cleat and cleat locking pedal style system is that in theory: the rider also ‘pulls’ up as well as pushes down while pedaling, therefore, adding more power to ones…[Read more]
Plan to ride 23rd consecutive RAGBRAI in 2019. If memory serves, and I am gettin’ a bit in the tooth… I probably rode ’bout as many without a cell phone as I have with. ADVICE: Turn the thing off, while riding. It saves the battery and most riders I’ve seen got no real business trying to talk and ride anywho. Stop, check in with whoever at home,…[Read more]
Hi kids. Love this idea. I can not ride with you guys as a Da’MoM. However as a Da BeenIn. I’d love to wave at ya and speak if I see you. Served in the Corps 1969-1971. And remember, the Marines are actually a department of the Navy. The “mens” department. Have Safe Be Fun.
Hi, late on seeing this post, question concern. All I gotta say is… if you do not wish to legally register, this ain’t the spot to brag about it. AND if your only reason to not do so is “too hard to find your bags” carry em with you as you obviously plan to do anyway. You are allowed to ride self contained as a registered rider.