Hey Joe, I’ve noticed over the years that about 1/3 of men do not wash their hands after using a public bathroom. That rises to about 2/3 in bathrooms without paper towels, only electric hand dryers! Men are pigs.
So, I left RAGBRAI Thursday morning because of covid. I didn’t get it, my wife back home did. I left to care for her. She tested…[Read more]
If you park only in the RV designated campground then it is common practice to run generators all night because usually they are isolated from other official campgrounds. People may choose tent camp on or near those campgrounds and those people presumably are ok with the noise. Sometimes the RV campground is right adjacent to official tent…[Read more]
As others have said support vehicle maps will come out eventually. Stick to the suggested route as best you can. If you do not you could end up in a situation where you have to cross the bike route and that will be a nightmare!
Meeting towns are the place where your support driver can meet you riders. My team has no driver, we all have to take…[Read more]
During the first RAGBRAI an 85 year old man showed up riding a ladies Schwinn bike. He claimed to have ridden around the block a couple of times as training. He did not know how to shift the gears on his bike until John Karras showed him the procedure partway through the ride. Before that he had been riding in the biggest gear. He rode the century…[Read more]
I took it to mean all week but I don’t work for RAGBRAI and I don’t get any insider information so I could be wrong! If they were to offer this prize package to livestream attendees for a $20 donation to IBC I would be all over that!!
RAGBRAI is a vacation for most riders. Some rise and finish early (that is my preference) others party late, rise late, and finish late. I don’t know if they are a minority or not. There is a balancing act between the needs of the riders, the towns, and the police that requires that compromises be made. Those who feel that the current compromise…[Read more]
It has always been free in the past. Last year some of us were willing to pay in order to help IBC through the Covid crisis. This year I would think that they have gotten a lot of complaints about paying for the livestream. They are now offering prizes for registering and paying however. There will be a lottery for paid registrants and one of the…[Read more]
I believe that Enmotive is the only place you need look for your registration details now that they are handling registration. I am not sure your RAGBRAI member page means anything anymore as far as registration is concerned.
I’m not sure it would require advance notification and this was not my decision, I’m only the message bearer and second hand at that. I’m a RAGBRAI nobody, I’m privy to nothing! Towns who have applied to be on the route only need to be told to be prepared to staff a booth. They won’t have detailed plans to share anyway at this point. They can have…[Read more]
I don’t find the Enmotive site very user friendly and indeed I kept getting the registration closed page with no obvious way to register for next year. I started on my phone and never got there so I switched to my computer. I still had to do something that was not obvious to get to the right spot and I don’t remember what that was. One of my…[Read more]
For a brief, some might say shining, moment the other ride appeared to have a chance. But once RAGBRAI made it clear that they were not going away a whole lot of us lost any interest in a replacement. I think it was clear at that point that the other ride’s reach exceeded its grasp. Covid made the inevitable happen quickly rather than being a…[Read more]
In the TJ years the pattern tended to be a regular cycle between north, south, and central. I don’t know that it was absolute or if that pattern may have predated TJ. TJ liked to prank us and to play his cards close to his chest. The tractor with 1973 on it was a huge clue however and many of us missed it. It established this notion that the…[Read more]
Atlantic and Bellevue both were part of the 1979 and 1991 routes. No tow has appeared two years in a row. However things that haven’t happened yet could happen this year and things that have happened frequently may not happen this year or ever again!
That was top secret in 1940, not so much today. You are looking at part of the tuner in a Hallicrafters SX-25 Super Defiant shortwave radio. One of the last they made before they switched to war material production. They may have made some for military use. Flux gate capacitor wasn’t too far off the mark!