Hi , I am just curious. Are you not doing Ragbrai anymore or just not doing it as a club. I have heard teams divided because of the other ride which is sad and I hope that is not the case here. Too many great memories on Ragbrai. I remember seeing your team bus many times. Keep riding and stay safe.
Very difficult decision but the right one. We have to look at the safety of everyone. The Highway Patrol and all the emergency personel would also be exposed.The prediction right now is that the worst is still to come with second and third waves of this virus. There are people in China that have had the virus and are getting reinfected again. We…[Read more]
Steve H. Congrats on your many years of Ragbrai. Great advice !I have done 30 and hope to be at your 40 someday. Stay safe ! I am always thinking about our fellow riders and how this virus has impacted their lives. God Bless.
If Ragbrai does not happen this year, I plan on visiting a couple of the overnight towns for the day and riding around town. I might even spend the night and enjoying a nice dinner even if it is carry-out. I will respect social distancing if it is still in effect. I do live in the great state of Iowa. It’s home.
In all the years that I have done Ragbrai ( 30) it is the heat that gets most riders not the amount of miles you have ridden. I always tell new riders that after you do a training ride , stay out in the heat. Go work in the garden or go handwash your car. Do not go back into air conditioning. I have seen riders put in thousand+ miles and had to…[Read more]
I agree with mootsman. Way too early to be thinking about cancellations. China and South Korea are already recovering. This virus does not like heat or humidity .This is still March. This is suppose to taper off and come back late in the year. I would be more concerned about all the football games in the fall and Super Bowl being cancelled.
Ragbrai will go on. I will give up any money for registration or Charter service . It is not their fault. I will do what ever it takes to keep Ragbrai going for my next generation. I do not expect or want a refund if Ragbrai does not happen. I will do trail rides during that time and be happy not to be at work. I may even visit some of the…[Read more]
Lauren, In 30 years of Ragbrai ,I will try and get in about 600 miles before Ragbrai. I will do 15 to 20 mile days in the heat. After you ride stay out in the heat. Go wash your car, work out in the garden. Do not go back into air conditioning. Most people I have seen have trouble because of the heat and humidity, not the miles or hills. Every…[Read more]
You should check the website with Pork Belly Ventures. They offer a trailer with charging stations. They also offer refridgeration for any medications you may have. I am using them as a charter. 30 year veteran.
Jboz. Great post. I remember a family of four that the parents wanted to get their teenage kids away from the video world and made them go on Ragbrai as a family. The kids were not happy about it . In a couple days, the kids were having such a great time that they were getting up BEFORE , Mom and Dad in the morning and on the road. I think they…[Read more]
Ok , true story time. The secret on any tandem is harmony with the two riders. In 30 years of Ragbrai,I have seen loving couples and then couples that find out for real who the other person really is. True story. On one of my early Ragbrais , I was with a group that had two young couples on tandem bikes. About the 3rd day on Ragbrai we noticed…[Read more]