Just take two sets of cycling clothes, no more. Each evening when you take a shower, take the set of cycling clothes you wore that day and wash them in the shower as you take your shower. Wring them out and hang them up to dry. If they are not dry by bedtime, then just let them air dry the next day as you ride down the road. This only works if…[Read more]
That’s a good list and it looks like you have just about everything covered.
I might recommend a clothes line(i.e. paracord) if you want to wash anything after a days ride.
I would also ensure that your bike shorts are from 2 different manufacturer and wear a different one each day. Each one can rub you in a little different area and that may…[Read more]
I would caution against riding narrow tires (i.e. 25 mm or narrower) on this ride. While I do have 5 road bikes with these narrow tires, I will be bringing a bike that accommodates 28mm tires. Why? Iowa has many roads where cracks go down the length of the road in the same direction you are travelling. Narrower tires can get caught in these…[Read more]
Try to get to town earlier than the masses. Unfortunately, most all good camping spots are taken early by the big teams and groups. Be ready to camp further out to get a decent tent spot. You’ll find LOTS and LOTS of tape in the campgrounds roping off the good areas. Seems like RAGBRAI makes all sort of accommodations to teams to the expense…[Read more]