I would increase the bike stuff to X3 and cut the other clothing in half. What about shoes? a pair of bike shoes and a pair of flip-flops? I would buy energy bars as needed. It can get really hot in the bags sitting out in a pile in the sun. They might get to be a gooey melted mess. You have clothes pins, include some line that can be used as…[Read more]
the current forecast for central Iowa shows the heat peaking this Thursday or Friday at 96-97, Dropping off to around 90 Sunday and Monday. and the lows dropping from 78 to 71. Of course, they could change all that yet.
They set that time based on 10 miles from overight town. So 20 miles out would be 4:00. And yes, thsts when the highway patrol will shut down the beer garden. Vendors will close up, and the sag wagon will leave for the final time. If it’s a really brutal day they might bring in more sag vehicals and extend that time.
Yale to Springbrook. Down Mockingbird Hill, Dont think i have ever gone up the west side. The M&M divide isn’t as bad as it used to be. Unless you want to take the old road up to the old site. Used to have relatives on 44 near Exira. Skyview Ranch I think it was called.
Route arrows will still be up, some florescent color background. 1 color with black arrow says bikes, a different color says vehicles. But chances are there will be some other bikes still heading out. The closing time is when the last sag wagon pickup is and vendors shut down.
The sag wagons kind of space themselves out starting at different times. If you need likexwas said turn it upside down on the left side of the road. If they fill up they head to the overnight and unload and go back out. Sometimes bikes will get flagged for pick up later.
parks are often reserved for larger teams too. If another group is there ask if you can share their space. Someone there should have a pretty good idea of how many are still out and how much space will be left. Usually a driver if one is around.
Sure, overpack at home. Then walk around the block while pushing your bike. When you get home reassess your packing. How much do I really need.
I take 3 off bike shirts, the technical wicking kind. 1 long sleeve, 1 short, 1 sleeveless. 3 pairs of shorts enough for me. Rainjacket, 2 pair of socks in case it gets that cool. Arm warmers, leg…[Read more]
44 has some good hills on it and you will have 20 miles of nothing. Could take the road south out of Oanora to Stuart. Doing the 330 and HOINT from Marshalltown? Could head south at Slater and go out to Redfield on the trails. If they are not still flooded in Des Moines.
The non rider wristband will get the people into the bands and such at night. Also on the shuttles on towns, the vendor discounts, etc. And if they want to meet up in the meeting town beverage garden, usually where the entertainment is.
the meeting town will have an official vehicle route in and out posted for the drivers to follow, It’s usually a town about half way through the day. Sometimes those towns have places set up for parking, other times it wherever you can find space on a street. As far as food, water, kybo’s, almost every town will have that, only a very small…[Read more]
Its on the route so far his year. Well, maybe a 1/8 mile off the highway, I think there was an old rail line between highway and town. Last time it was on route to Atlantic it was there until about 2-3 weeks before the ride if I remember right. Suddenly something unsafe about the road or some excuse. What I heard way back then was Marne was too…[Read more]
Yeah, can’t remember doing many there. Alien Abduction area? From the river up to campus and from the trail up to the fort. But mostly flat from what I remember. But we were craft brewery hopping and went to a show at the Cedar.
1505 now, but what i need is a weekend with 2 decent days. Would be nice to put 2 longer days together. But, Rained last Friday morning, Saturday night. Monday night, today. And the wind, sustained around 25 mph some days, gusts over 60.Still shooting for 2000 before RAGBRAI.
route change again.
Unexpected Construction Adds Additional Changes to Tuesday’s RAGBRAI Route
After much discussion with local safety officials and engineers, Tuesday’s RAGBRAI route has been altered due to unexpected road construction projects. On Tuesday, the route changes after Norwalk as we head towards Indianola. From Norwalk riders wil…[Read more]
so about 6 1/2 weeks healing time before RAGBRAI, In a cast now or a boot? See what the doctor has to say. at least bike shoes or sandals are stiff soled for riding. the walking through towns and around at night might be a different issue. I may have broken a toe a day before one year, stupid bed jumped out at me. Could ride fine, walking was bad.…[Read more]