Seems slow this year, up to 1110. And here comes another weekend and another round of rain. 7-8 inches over Friday through Tuesday. Like we need that. And the temps? all over the place, last Monday a high of 48, Thursday over 90. Then after a wet weekend 50 again on Monday. And did I mention the wind? 25 mph again yesterday. Now PedJam Mo has been…[Read more]
It does sound confusing. Towns have done that for private housing for quite awhile. So that applying by July 8 and $5 is no surprise. The way they worded the other though. Do they mean that is for charters, teams/clubs that are to big or don’t want to stay in the main campground? The application and $5, if you use the Register main campground no charge?
I have used an inflatable mattress for the past few years, 4 D batteries. doesn’t take too long to inflate or deflate, could use something small as it does take up space in a bag. But we can take 2 so that goes in the “dry” one , Tent and ground cover go in the other.
other options are get there way early ahead of the main crowd, or get behind them so most are cleared out when you get there. Another option I use is to turn a block before the walk through part where they have the vendors set up if I can. I do wish the towns could leave a side open to get through without walking. and when no one is walking in…[Read more]
people do it, get used to hearing “your going the wrong way” and saying “Biker up” to the people riding left of center. Big pace lines on the left are something you really need to watch for. Your only other option is to have him park in the meeting town and switch off with one of you two for the rest of the day.
In my 37 times stayed in the last town twice. We usually load up the bus and be out if there by 4 or 5. Stopping halfway back to Anes to eat. If you want to do like Woo head up the Illinois side to Navoo and Oquawka Norma Jean Ekephant gravesite.
With 10-20,000 others you are only alone if you want to be. Stop by the expo RAGBRAI booth and pick up the bike license plate. Put something brief but interesting on it .name, twin cities, did I see you on another thread from PR? If you leave about the same ti mn e everyday by the 3rd or 4th you start to realize you see a lot of the same people…[Read more]
At night I put the bike under the rainfly on one side of my tent. It has two doors so that works for me. Well, most of the bike anyway, saddle, handlebars, stuff I want to keep dry. Then helmet and sandles live out there on top of it.
I always keep the clean cloths in dry bags I got at the local camping store (Jax in Ames) With the Skunks we can have 2 bags. One is tent, fly, ground cloth, poles and mattress (It goes in a garbage bag first). The other is cloths, I take 4 sets which means rinsing the first 3 days. Some people put each set in a zip-lock bag, I just put the…[Read more]
Rain and snow out across the Dakotas, that will eventually run into the Missouri . Which I hear is still running across some of the roads in SW Iowa, Saw a story out of Nebraska where a river changed course and left several inches of sand across fields and feedlots. Looks like a beach. Ames had rain yesterday, forecast is chance of rain tonight,…[Read more]
Day 3 follow to route to Cumming, take Great Western Trail into DM. east towards Grays Lake and downtown. Cross the river and take MLK east using shared use trail or bikelane to E30th. there you will have to take the street north and over the railroad tracks, fairgrounds right there on the right. Café, bar fast food and c-store on E30th.